Production history

Each year, the Theatre Department produces three to four productions, from a wide range of dramatic repertory, including classical works, contemporary drama, devised pieces, and works from a broad range of theatrical genres.  Each season the department produces one main-stage musical production, and works with the Blackfriars Student organization to produce a student-directed, faculty-supported  'Honors production.'  The Theatre Department produces work in multiple spaces and venues, along with smaller-scale activities such as student thesis productions, workshops, inter-departmental collaboration, readings of original plays and workshops with visiting artists.

The following is an exhaustive list of past productions stretching back to the department's earliest days in 1948.

Rehearsal and production photos taken by Jon Vermilye from 1999- 2002 and after 2006 can be found here.

2018

Urinetown, Not Someone Like Me, The Shape of Things

2017

Pride and Prejudice, Clybourne Park, Boeing Boeing

2016

The Mouse TrapThe Wizard of OzSpace Pirates of Planet PenzanceThe Pillowman

2015

The Stone Age (devised theatre project), The BacchaeArcadiaCircle Mirror Transformation

2014

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, The Rocky Horror ShowYoung FrankensteinWait Until DarkFahrenheit 451

2013

Once Upon A MattressDesdemona, A Play About A Handkerchief

2012

Good Night Desdemona...Good Morning JulietSherlock Holmes: The Final AdventureMuch Ado About Nothing

2011

As Bees in Honey Drown25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeGrease

2010

The Underpants, DraculaShe Stoops to ConquerSongs for a New World

2009

Blood RelationsWar of the WorldsInto the WoodsPera Palas

2008

Honor and the RiverTorch BearersCabaretA Doll's House

2007

Trestle at Pope Lick CreekTwelfth NightPrime of Miss Jean BrodieLost in a Viral Paradise

2006

Dora: A Case of HysteriaAntigoneLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Real Inspector Hound 

2005

Proof, Our Town, Measure for Measure, Big: The Musical

2004

Renaissance Madrigal Dinner, [sic], Infinity's House, 1940's Radio Hour, The Traveler and The April Witch

2003

Renaissance Madrigal Dinner, Italian American Reconciliation, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Secret Garden

2002

Renaissance Madrigal Dinner, Little Footsteps, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Apple Tree, The Beat and The City

2001

Renaissance Madrigal Dinner, The House of Yes, Macbeth, The King and I, Angels in America, The Grapes of Wrath

2000

Five Women Wearing the Same DressThe Picture of Dorian Gray, The Sound of MusicOedipus in HavanaBrigadoon 

1999

Dracula, Sweeney Todd, Comedy of ErrorsOliver, "Open Winkins"

1998

Raised in CaptivityThe CrucibleDancing at LughnasaThe Robber Bridegroom

1997

FragmentsHansel and GretelThe TempestThe Trial of the Big Bad WolfLucky StiffGuys and DollsAlice in Wonderland

1996

The House of Blue LeavesTales of the Lost FormicansJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatGrand HotelRoom ServiceRecklessNew Voices '96

1995

Shooting StarsFaustJeffreyJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatEvitaCarnivalThe MediumThe Mighty CaseyNew Voices '95The Boys Next Door

1994

The Enchanted PigOur Country's GoodRapunzelMy Favorite YearThree SistersDon PasqualeBuried Child

1993

M. ButterflyCrimes of the HeartThe Trial of the Big Bad WolfAnything GoesThe Taming of the ShrewMadama ButterflyWaiting for Godot

1992

West Side StoryThe Book of ColumbusMack & MabelSong & DanceHaunted VisionsThe Threepenny OperaComings and GoingsThe Real Inspector Hound

1991

Miracle on 34th Street5th of JulyChicagoDeathtrapThe Elephant Man

1990

Alchemist of LightInto the WoodsAin't Misbehavin'Pump Boys and DinettesSt. GenesiusMuch Ado About NothingHurly Burly

1989

A Christmas RevelRip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy HollowOlympus on My MindPump Boys and DinettesSaint JoanLa Cenerentola (Cinderella)The Shadow Box

1988

Pippin, The Miss Firecracker ContestThrough the Magic WindowBaby, Nightclub ConfidentialA Midsummer Night's DreamCandide (opera), The Mad Dog Blues

1987

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Miracle on 34th StreetLysistrataThe MikadoDames at SeaBluebeardGianni Schicchi and PagiacciLandscape of the Body

1986

Beyond TherapyCelebrationA Chorus LineSpring AwakeningTales of Hoffman

1985

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtFool for LoveOklahomaThe School for ScandalAlice in WonderlandLa Traviata

1984

A Christmas Carol, Golden BoyThe Arabian NightsThe Owl and the PussycatThe Last of the Red Hot LoversLUVSweet CharityThe Glass Menagerie

1983

Miracle on 34th Street, Peer GyntGypsyI Ought to Be In PicturesBecketHiawathaLa Boheme (Opera)

1982

Bus StopLove's Labour's LostA Trip to the MoonCabaretA Month in the CountryThe Magic Flute

1981

The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & The Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear TreeMedeaAnything GoesDraculaTrial By JuryEmpersarioA Dream of Harriet Tubman

1980

TartuffeWait Until DarkTom SawyerGodspellA Ring Around the MoonSusanna

1979

Little WomenWaiting for GodotI Do! I Do!The King and IRomeo and JulietHMS PinaforeDialogues/Successful Life of Three

1978

In Splendid ErrorThe Barretts of WImpole StreetAlice in WonderlandKiss Me, Kate!Mary PoppinsVolponeThe Autumn Garden

1977

Marco MillionsWitness for the ProsecutionThe Importance of Being EarnestThe Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Marat/Sade)

1976

A Christmas FestivalThe Ram in the ThicketPicnicJubileePurlieThe Little Foxes

1975

The Trojan WomenWest Side StoryJacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in ParisThe Great RopeButterflies are FreeChicago AbyssA Man For All Seasons

1974

Love in LiveryCeremonies in Dark Old MenCompanyThe Fiddler on the RoofApplauseThe Medium

1973

A Christmas CarolThe Revenger's TragedyThe Music ManIrma La DouceThe School for WivesPinocchioSpoon River Anthology

1972

The BalconyListen to the ChildrenThe Lion in WinterCamelotThe Boy FriendThe Wizard of OzThe Time of Your LifeThe Country Wife

1971

ElectraHuul, HuulThe Man of LaManchaCinderellaThe Taming of the ShrewSlow Dance on the Killing Ground

1970

Amahl and the Night VisitorsThe Toys in the AtticThe FirebugsOnce Upon A MattressThe Threepenny OperaThe Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeThe Skin of Our TeethStop the World! I Want to Get Off!Woyzeck

1969

He and She, The Pajama GameCarouselOur American CousinPeter Pan

1968

The Cave DwellersBlood WeddingBorn YesterdayGuys and DollsThe FantasticksJack and the Beanstalk

1967

The HeiressThe Ghost of Mr. PennyWonderful TownLincoln's Secret MessengerBontche SchweigEveryman

1966

Death of a Salesman, Our TownThe Unhappy GhostCarnivalRip Van Winkle

1965

The Trojan Women, Two By ShureThe Play's the ThingThe Dutch Boy and the DikeThe Red ShoesThe Lady's Not For BurningThe MikadoThe Bald Soprano

1964

The Caretaker, The Would Be GentlemanTale of an Alaskan WhaleOnce Upon a MattressI Remember MamaThe Tragedy of Othello

1963

The Zoo Story/The American DreamA View From the BridgeThe Selfish GiantKiss Me, Kate!Bells Are Ringing

1962

ManfredAntigoneThe Man Who Came To Dinner

1961

Way Down East, Night of January 16th

1960

State of the NationThe Glass Menagerie

1959

Craig's Wife, The Detective StoryThe Wizard of Oz

1958

The Little Foxes, The RivalsJulius Caesar

1957

The Happy Time, The Crucible

1956

Androcles and the Lion, Harvey

1955

Ah, Wilderness!Noah

1954

Night Must FallArms and the ManThe Wither'd Garland

1953

Four One Act PlaysJack and the BeanstalkIn Kahaki

1952

An Evening With Mr. Shakespeare, The Glass MenagerieAbe Lincoln in Illinois

1951

Papa is AllSquaring the Circle

1950

The Man Who Came to DinnerOur TownAn Evening of One-Act Plays

1949

The Emperor's New ClothesThe Little FoxesThe Male Animal

1948

Claudia