Theatre and Dance

2017-2018 Mainstage: University Theatre Season

2018 Spring Semester

sense

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Jeannie Woods

When:

  • February 28 - March 3, 2018; 7:30pm
  • March 4, 2018; 2:00pm

Where: Horrabin Theatre

Tickets:

  • General: $15
  • Seniors: $13
  • WIU Students Free with ID

About the play:

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

AVENUE Q

By Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez

Book by Jeff Whitty

Directed by DC Wright

April 4-7, 2018; 7:30pm

April 8, 2018; 2:00pm

Hainline Theatre

avenue

SPRING DANCE CONCERT

April 26-28, 2018; 7:30pm

April 29, 2018; 2:00pm

Hainline Theatre

spring dance


2017 Fall Semester

CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY

October 4-7, 2017; 7:30pm

October 8, 2017; 2:00pm

Hainline Theatre

crumbs

THE 39 STEPS

By Patrick Barlow & John Buchan

Directed by Lysa Fox

October 25-28, 2017; 7:30pm

October 29, 2017; 2:00pm

Horrabin Theatre

steps

SPRING AWAKENING

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed by Emily Olson

November 8-11, 2017; 7:30pm

November 12, 2017; 2:00pm

Hainline Theatre

awakening

WINTER DANCE WORKS

December 7-9, 2017; 7:30pm

December 10, 2017; 2:00pm

Hainline Theatre

winter dance