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Theatre Department 2023-2024 Season


Twelve Angry Jurors

By Reginald Rose
Directed by new Theatre Department faculty, Jonathan Wehmeyer

When a person’s life is at stake, what constitutes reasonable doubt becomes the most important question. In Twelve Angry Jurors, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel, personalities clash, tempers flare, and the clock ticks as twelve people try to come to a unanimous verdict in a murder trial. This tense and enlightening story pits reason against passion, bigotry against fact, and callousness against caring until the very end. Is a young man guilty of murder and deserving of death, or is there a reasonable doubt?

Performances:

  • Sept. 28-30, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 1, 2023 | 2 p.m.

Performance Location: James G. Severns Theatre, Ophelia Parrish Building

 


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki and book by Joe Tracz
Directed by Truman Senior, Jack Danter

This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

Performances:

  • Nov. 9-11, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 12, 2023 | 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 15-16, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.

Performance Location: James G. Severns Theatre, Ophelia Parrish Building

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Student Showcase

Two nights featuring the work of Truman Theatre student directors and actors including, three one-act plays and a selection of musical numbers.

Auditions for the one-acts: October 6 in the Black Box Theatre, Ophelia Parrish. Email Dr. Cat Gleason with questions about auditions (cgleason@truman.edu).

Performances:

  • Dec. 7 and 8, 2023 |  7:30 p.m.

Performance Location: Black Box Theatre, Ophelia Parrish Building


Dancing at Lughnasa

By Brian Friel
Directed by Randall Bame

Set in 1936 rural Ireland, this poignant play follows five unmarried sisters trying to make ends meet. Set during the festival of Lughnasa, an ancient Celtic harvest celebration, the family’s struggles are interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the larger world. Told from the point of view of the seven-year-old son of one of the sisters, this memory play reveals this family’s resilience in the face of change. Widely regarded as Brian Friel’s masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel’s tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.

Auditions: In Severns Theatre, Ophelia Parrish, date TBA. Email Randall Bame with questions about auditions (rbame@truman.edu).

Performances:

  • Feb. 22-24, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 25, 2024 | 2 p.m.

Performance Location: James G. Severns Theatre, Ophelia Parrish Building

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Rocky Horror Show

Book and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Directed by Cat Gleason

Truman Theatre brings you the rockin’ and irreverent Rocky Horror Show live in the Severns Theatre. Join Brad and Janet as they meet Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his eclectic entourage in a world of Sci-fi, seduction and outrageous musical numbers. Unforgettable songs, dazzling costumes, and a live cast will have you dancing in your seats.

Auditions: In the Severns Theatre, Ophelia Parrish, date TBA. Email Dr. Cat Gleason with questions about auditions (cgleason@truman.edu).

Performance Dates:

  • April 11-13, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
  • April 14, 2024 |  2 p.m.
  • April 19, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
  • April 20, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.

Performance Location: James G. Severns Theatre, Ophelia Parrish Building

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Charlotte’s Web

By E. B. White
Directed by Truman Senior, Anna Markiewicz

A pig meets a spider and both of their lives change for the better. The classic tale of Charlotte’s Web is suitable for all ages and tells the story of how an innocent young pig and a smart spider charmed and amazed the humans around them. Tender and magical, we root for Wilbur and his friends who fight to save his life.

Auditions: In the Black Box Theatre, Ophelia Parrish, date TBA. Email Dr. Cat Gleason with questions about auditions (cgleason@truman.edu).

Performances:

  • April 25-28, 2024 | Time TBA

Performance Location: Black Box Theatre, Ophelia Parrish Building


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