Theatre

2021-2022 Performance Schedule

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

We are happy to announce our 2021-2022 season!

Your on-going support for the arts is greatly appreciated, and we encourage you to check back regularly for any updates we have to share regarding our season.

All productions are FREE ADMISSION. There’s no need to secure tickets in advance. We want everyone to be able to come see our students’ work! By attending one of our productions, you are actively participating in the growth and training of DSU students.

Doors to the theatre open at 7pm for you to take a seat, with the show beginning at 7:30pm. Please look for more information on signs and in the programs pertaining to intermission breaks and safety.

See you at the show!

 

Natalie Needs a Nightie by Neil & Caroline Schaffner. 

September 23 – 25, September 28 – October 2

All performances at 7:30pm on the Eccles Mainstage

THE STORY: Tommy Briggs, a young soft drink executive is out to impress his boss by inviting him to dinner to meet his wife and children. But Tommy is not married. And he doesn’t have children. Soon his apartment is filled with too many wives, babies, slamming doors, and mistaken identities. Adding to this confusion is a compulsive chambermaid who snitches drinks and takes all clothing found on a particular chair to the cleaners – leaving a few characters without the benefit of their clothes!

Traditional American farce! A guaranteed laugh riot.

Content Advisory: PG. Depictions of alcohol consumption – partial undress (no nudity) – comedic style. 

 

 

 

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

November 11 – 13, 16 – 20

All performances at 7:30pm in the Eccles Blackbox Theatre

THE STORY: Pulitzer Prize finalist (2017) The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe. Featuring an all-female cast, The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The girls discuss everything from genocide to drugs to boys to literature to each other, and a group of girls whom at first seem indistinguishable as each is referred to by only her number and all are clad in the same jersey only bearing her number quickly become identifiable and different. In the course of six short weeks, the Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do.

Content Advisory: 17+. Adult Themes and Language.

 

 

 

Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

February 24 – 26, March 1 – 5

All performances at 7:30pm on the Eccles Mainstage

THE STORY: Everybody is a 2018 play by American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Based on the medieval morality play Everyman (or The Summoning of Everyman), Everybody is an allegorical quest in which the title character “Everybody” pleads with his companions—entities like “Kinship,” “Friendship,” “Stuff”—in the hope that one of them will accompany him to his appointment with Death. Brilliantly updated and contemporized, Everybody was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The play features the unique casting quirk of using a lottery system to define the roles of the play. Of the robust 9-person cast, five brave actors will play a multitude of roles with their characters chosen by lottery onstage every night — with a possible 120 combinations — as they fight to cheat Death.

Content Advisory: PG -13. Adult Themes and Language.

 

Student Playwright’s Performance

April 7 – 9, 12 – 16

All performances at 7:30pm in the Eccles Blackbox Theatre

This production will feature brand new work written by DSU Theatre students. Specific details on these pieces will be added as they are developed.

Content Advisory: (Likely) Adult Themes and Language.

 

 

 

 

SHOWTIMES & TICKETING

  • All performances begin promptly at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted
  • All productions are free admission – no need to secure tickets
  •  There will be no reserved seating
  • Questions?  Please contact Chelsea Richards at 435-879-4385 or crichards@dixie.edu

 

POLICIES

Latecomers
In the interest of safety, the doors will close at 7:30pm when the performance begins, and no one will be admitted after that time.

Ratings
Some shows may be rated PG-13, or have another posted recommended age.  For these shows, children under the posted age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to be allowed into the production.

Thank you very much and we’ll see you at the Theatre!