2021-2022 Season

Shanklin Theatre

two skeletons holding hands.

Adapted by Erica Schmidt, from MACBETH, by William Shakespeare

Directed by Claire Himstedt, a senior theatre studies major, from St. Louis, Missouri

This new take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of bloody violence harnesses the symmetry of the story with the ferocious power of rebellious teenage girls, as they meet to stage the play in a parochial school’s parking lot.

February 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m., February 12, 13 at 2:00 p.m.


two skeletons holding hands.

By Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Eric Bentley

Directed by Obi Roberts, a senior theatre performance major, from Arvada, Colorado

Teeming with political overtones and a sharp look at human nature, this play, written at the end of WWII, retells the story of an innocent child claimed and fought over by two mothers, resulting in one of the most riveting trials ever staged.

February 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., February 26, 27 at 2:00 p.m.


two skeletons holding hands.

By Will Arbery

Guest-directed by Dylan Frederick, a 2014 alumnus of UE Theatre

A 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, this haunting play is a meticulously crafted story centering on four alumni of a conservative college whose reunion spirals into chaos over spirituality, politics, and a nearly fanatical desire to be understood.

April 8, 9, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m., April 24 at 2:00 p.m.


COVID–19 Guidelines

Our number one priority is the safety of our students and our patrons. In following industry standards, as established by the Broadway League, all audience members must show proof of COVID–19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 48-hours of the date on their ticket. Upon arrival at Shanklin Theatre, proof of vaccination/negative test result and an ID will be checked before each performance. In compliance with the UE Coronavirus Task Force guidelines, all audience members must remain masked when indoors on campus. Additionally, Shanklin Theatre will be seated at no more than 50% capacity.

Did You Know?

By investing in a University of Evansville Theatre subscription, you will save up to 25% on show tickets. This season, without a subscription, you would pay $20 for an ADULT ticket or $18 for a DISCOUNT ticket (senior adult, UE faculty/staff, any student) for each show.

Shanklin Circle

With your $1000 Shanklin Circle donation, you become a UE President’s Club member, in addition to supporting multiple fundraising campaigns for UE Theatre and the UE Theatre Society.

UE President’s Club Membership provides unrestricted campus parking, premier seating for UE speakers and entertainment events, invitations to special President’s Club events, recognition in the President’s Club Honor Roll, network of over 800 UE President’s Club members.

UE Theatre/UE Theatre Society provides two subscriptions to the Shanklin Theatre season, a donation to the UE Theatre Gift Fund, an annual membership in the UE Theatre Society, a donation to the UE Theatre Society Assistantship Fund, a donation to the UE Theatre Society Simpson Fund, exclusive billing in the Shanklin Theatre lobby, listing in UE Theatre programs, and invitations to Shanklin Circle events.

University of Evansville Theatre Society Membership

This is your chance to join one of the most enthusiastic university theatre support organizations in the country! This dynamic group of theatre advocates is vital to the success of UE Theatre and provides support to all activities of the department. Membership is only $35 for an individual and $50 for a couple or family. Members are listed in UE Theatre programs, receive exclusive invitations to special performances, backstage tours, and guest artist receptions. Members may also volunteer to serve on a committee or participate in the popular Adopt-a-Student program! Simply include your annual membership dues with your subscription order, or call 812.488.2747 for more information.

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