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Anonymous ThumbnailAnon(ymous), By Naomi Iizuka

October 3, 2019 at 8 p.m. 
October 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. & 8 p.m.
October 5, 2019 at 8 p.m. 
October 6, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people -- some kind, some dangerous and cruel -- as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.

Ticket Sales Begin August 26, 2019

$8 General Admission
$4 Faculty, Staff and Students

Tickets available online or at the Performing Arts Center box office

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS

Tick, Tick...BOOM!, Book Music and Lyrics by Jonathan LarsonTick Tick Boom Thumbnail

November 21-23, 2019 at 8 p.m. / November 24, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

An intimate, autobiographical pop/rock musical from the creator of Rent. Tick, Tick... Boom! tells the story of Jon, a struggling composer whose life seems to be going nowhere and the sacrifices he makes to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing 14 songs, 10 characters, and a band, TICK, TICK... BOOM! takes the audience on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.

*This production contains adult language that may not be suitable for children.*

Tickets on Sale Now!

$10 General Admission
$5 Faculty, Staff and Students

Tickets available online or at the Performing Arts Center box office

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS (convenience fee applies)

Tuna Christmas ThumbnailA Tuna Christmas, By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams

December 12-13, 2019 at 8 p.m. / December 14, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the third-smallest town in the state. Centered on the town's annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp, a mysterious "Christmas Phantom," known for vandalizing the yard displays, has the contestants on edge. Among the subplots are Stanley Bumiller's attempts to end his probation and leave Tuna, Bertha Bumiller's struggle to hold her family together at Christmas time, and Joe Bob Lipsey's fight to mount successfully his production of A Christmas Carol despite the town controller of the electric company threatening to turn the lights off. The play is both an affectionate commentary and withering satire of small town, Southern life and attitudes.

Tickets on Sale November 14th

$ 12 General Admission (Dessert and hot chocolate included)

Tickets available online or at the Performing Arts Center box office

NOTE: This is a round table event with general admission seating. Each table seats 8 people. Doors open a half our before curtain. Please arrive early to insure your party is seated together.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS (convenience fee applies)

Voices to Hear ThumbnailVoices to Hear: A Diversity/Inclusion Reading
Last Night and the Night Before, By Donnetta Lavinia Grays

February 13 & 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. / February 15, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Center - Studio Theatre

When Monique and her 10-year-old daughter Samantha show up unexpectedly on her sister’s Brooklyn doorstep, it’s the beginning of the end for Rachel and her partner Nadima’s orderly lifestyle. Monique is on the run from deep trouble, her husband Reggie is nowhere to be seen, and Samantha becomes ever haunted by the life in southern Georgia she was forced to leave behind. Poetic, dark and often deeply funny Last Night and the Night Before explores the power, necessity, and beauty of loss.


NOTE: This reading contains strong adult language not suitable for children.


Ticket Sales Begin January 13, 2020

FREE Admission (Donations accepted at the door)

Tickets available online or at the Performing Arts Center box office

Three Sisters ThumbnailThree Sisters, By Anton Chekov
Adapted by Sarah Ruhl

April 2-4, 2020 at 8 p.m. / April 5, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays, revealed through the lyricism of a leading voices in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl.

Transplanted from their beloved Moscow to a provincial Russian town, three sisters—school teacher Olga, unhappily married Masha, idealistic Irina—yearn for the city of their childhood, where they imagine their lives will be transformed and fulfilled. Three Sisters is the portrait of a family grappling with the bittersweet distance between reality and dreams.

Ticket Sales Begin January 13, 2020

$8 General Admission
$4 Faculty, Staff and Students

Tickets available online or at the Performing Arts Center box office

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS (convenience fee applies)


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