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(Anon)ymous, By Naomi Iizuka

October 3-5, 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

Avenue Q, Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty

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

Performing Arts Center - Main Stage Theatre

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Ticket Sales Begin August 26, 2019

$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

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

December 12-13, 2019 at 8 p.m. 

Location TBD

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.

Ticket Sales Begin August 26, 2019

$ General Admission
$ Faculty, Staff and Students

Tickets available online or at the Performing Arts Center box office

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS

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

February 14-15, 2020 at 7 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.

Ticket Sales Begin January 13, 2020

Admission is free, but donations are happily accepted

Three 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


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