• Experience HSU Theatre

    2014-2015 Season

    GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
    By Rajiv Joseph
    An accident prone dare devil and a caustic masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. In a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over three decades of a relationship, Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, and from there build a complex connection over a lifetime of injuries, both physical and emotional. Truly a different type of love story, Gruesome Playground Injuries will leave you smarting from its sharp humor and sharper insights.
    Directed by Samuel Cress
    Down Center Stage
    September 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 and Sept. 7 at 2:00pm
     

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS’ DREAM
    By William Shakespeare
    Mischief-making sprites. ….young mortals searching for love….earnest drudges rehearsing a play…. On a moonlit night, these peculiar worlds collide by chance---or by fate—in this contemporary production bursting with music, dance, and uproarious predicaments. Stuffy, conventional Shakespeare? Not a chance! This is enchantment at its hippest.
    Directed by Lee Trull, Dallas Theatre Center
    Van Ellis Theatre
    September 25, 26, 27 and October 2, 3, 4 at 7:30pm and October 5 at 2:00pm
     

    THE PROPHET DARLA
    By Jared Strange
    Little Babylon, Texas is rocked when the local drug store clerk is deemed a prophet with the power to heal. As the eccentric locals stream in to get a closer look, we may even catch a glimpse of ourselves. Or at the very least, we may ponder, “Who actually profits from a prophet?”
    Directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler
    Van Ellis Theatre
    November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 ,at 7:30pm and November 16 at 2:00pm
     

    HAY FEVER
    By Noel Coward
    Stage star Judith Bliss, her novelist husband and their two grown children have each invited houseguests for the weekend. But as the Blisses indulge their artistic eccentricities in a hilarious whirlwind of flirtation and histrionics, the guests begin to wonder if they’ve landed in a madhouse – and if they can survive the weekend with their own wits intact.
    Directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler
    Van Ellis Theatre
    February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 and Feb. 15 at 2:00pm
     

    BULLIES
    BULLIES is a new American musical with book, music and lyrics by composer/singer/songwriter Brock Walsh. Set in a present day American high school, the show is an intimate and powerful exploration of the issues of isolation, self-worth, individuality, and acceptance. BULLIES is presented in collaboration with the Festival of New American Musicals in Los Angeles.
    Directed by Barry Smoot, Paramount Theatre
    Choreographed by Teri Wilkerson
    Van Ellis Theater
    March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 29 at 2:00pm
     

    DirectFEST 2015
    Annual one act play festival, directed, designed, performed, and produced by HSU theatre students. Three evenings of fascinating theatre.
    Van Ellis Theatre
    April 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm
     

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