Theatre Production


Treadwell’s episodic play depicts a young woman’s disastrous efforts to conform to society’s rigid expectations for women. Loosely based on the notorious Ruth Snyder case of 1927, Machinal starkly details the murderous consequences of denying your identity for the sake of others.

In performance March 16-18 & 21-25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 26th at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, $7 for students.

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The Thalian Blackfriars along with The Black Theatrical Ensemble present Eclipsed, a play written by Danai Gurira (Michonne from The Walking Dead). It takes place in 2003 and tells the story of five Liberian women and their tale of survival near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. It became the first play with an all-black and female creative cast and team to premiere on Broadway.

$5 (Students), $8 (Nonstudents)

Contact: Deja Preuitt 

Performance: Jane Eyre

The timeless story of Charlotte Bronte’s orphaned governess is brought to the stage in Polly Teale’s inventive adaptation. Jane Eyre is a story of one woman’s struggle to find freedom, love and her own voice in a society intent on silencing her desires. Runs at 8 p.m. Nov. 3-5 and 9-11 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

$16, $12 (students)

Sponsored by: Theatre and Film Studies, Department of
Contact: Box Office 706-542-4400

Performance: A Raisin in the Sun

Black Theatrical Ensemble presents "A Raisin in the Sun," which tells the story of a poor African-American family living on the south side of Chicago. When given the opportunity to escape from poverty (in the form of a $10,000 life insurance check), compromises must be made in order to decide what the money will be used for.

Also runs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. 

$5 (Pre-sale Student), $6 (Pre-sale Alumni), $10 (Pre-sale Non-Student), $8 (Door Student), $9 (Door Alumni), $12 (Door Non-Student)

Uncanny Valley

In this compelling new play set in the near future, a scientist teaches a robot how to move, think, and feel like a human – and in the process the pair forges an unexpectedly profound and complex friendship.

Performance: Sweeney Todd

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is a dark and grisly comedy, set in 19th century London. It tells the story of a barber who exacts revenge on the judge and the town that unjustly exiled by murdering his customers — and using them as the secret ingredient for wildly popular meat pies.

By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Since winning 8 Tony Awards in 1979, including Best Musical, Sweeney Todd has shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world. April 14-16, 20-23 at 8 p.m.; April 24 at 2:30 p.m

Fires in the Mirror

University Theatre presents "Fires in the Mirror" by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by David Saltz. "Fires in the Mirror" tells the true story of a conflict between the African American and Hassidic Jewish communities who live side-by-side in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. In August 1991, a car in a motorcade carrying the Hassidic rabbi struck and killed a young black boy from a Guyanan family, and a few hours later a visiting Jewish scholar from Australia, unaware the accident had occurred, was stabbed to death in revenge.

Mrs. Packard

Written by Emily Mann. Directed by Joelle Re Arp-Dunham.
University Theatre Studio Series
Elizabeth Packard's husband commits her to an asylum, without proof of insanity, in 1861. Based on historical events, Emily Mann’s play tells of one woman’s struggle to right a system gone wrong in this winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award. Tickets are $12, $7 for students. The show will be performed Oct. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 at 8 p.m. An additional matinee performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.

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