2019-2020 Season

Shanklin Theatre

The Three Musketeers

By Megan Monaghan Rivas
Inspired by the novel of Alexandre Dumas
Guest-directed by Tlaloc Rivas

A bold, new adaptation of this beloved classic tale is set in 17th-century France but reimagined in a world where men and women are equally empowered. In the true fashion of “musketeering,” these familiar characters engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado, flamboyance, and valiant ideals. This theatrical re-telling mixes witty wordplay with swashbuckling sword fighting and fast-paced action culminating in a sensational story sure to leave audiences believing in the heroic motto, “One for all, and all for one!”

October 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.
October 20 and 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 812-488-2031 or visiting the UE Theatre Ticket Office.

Violet

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and Book by Brian Crawley
Directed by Wes Grantom ’03

This offbeat and inspiring musical introduces us to Violet, a devout young woman who embarks upon a cross-country quest in hopes of finding a miracle to heal her facial disfigurement. Set against the backdrop of America’s Civil Rights Act of 1964, Violet’s reflections on her own childhood are intertwined with the invaluable lessons she learns from those she meets along the way on her life-changing pilgrimage. This heart-stirring musical soars with emotion and features a lively score heavily flavored with country, gospel, blues, and honky-tonk rock. Don’t miss this life-affirming and toe-tapping tale of self-discovery!

February 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m.
February 23 and March 1 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 812-488-2031 or visiting the UE Theatre Ticket Office.

The Seagull

By Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Amelia McClain ’03

Set on a rural estate in the tranquil Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century, this melancholy comedy introduces us to an assemblage of fascinating characters dissatisfied with their lives. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. However, they are all embroiled in passions that are often paradoxical, sometimes destructive, but always recognizably human. Tom Stoppard’s masterful adaptation of Chekhov’s best-loved play has been heralded for its shining prose and unwavering loyalty to the playwright’s vision of comedy within pathos.

April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m.
April 19 and 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 812-488-2031 or visiting the UE Theatre Ticket Office.

May Studio Theatre

Small Mouth Sounds

By Bess Wohl
Directed by Amelia McClain ’03

Yearning for authentic connection in a digital world, six disparate people seek solace at a silent retreat. This quiet gem of a play is about life’s biggest questions and the luminous way that serenity can be a salve for the noise within each of us.

September 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.
September 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 812-488-2031 or visiting the UE Theatre Ticket Office.

Lone Star Spirits

By Josh Tobiessen
Directed by Blake Ware, a senior from Evansville, Indiana

At times hilarious and at times heartbreaking, this family drama is a poignant story about small-town life, the haunting feeling one experiences by returning to their childhood hometown, and the spooky surprises life always seems to have in store.

November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
November 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 812-488-2031 or visiting the UE Theatre Ticket Office.

Columbinus

By the United States Theatre Project, Stephen Karam, and PJ Paparelli
Directed by Blake Elliott, a senior from Cypress, Texas

Motivated by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, this searing blend of fact and fiction is a powerful piece about the simmering rage in American adolescents that continues to bubble over and cause mass destruction even 20 years past that fateful and tragic day in Littleton, Colorado.

March 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m.
March 29 at 2:00 p.m.

Purchase tickets by calling 812-488-2031 or visiting the UE Theatre Ticket Office.

Theatre Ticket Office

“Master Harold”… and the boys

“Master Harold”… and the boys
By Athol Fugard
2011-2012 Season

Office Phone:
812-488-2744

Office Email:
theatre@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 106, Hyde Hall