2021-2022 Season

Shanklin Theatre

Theatre Production - EVERYBODY

two skeletons holding hands.

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed By Stacey Yen

A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, this innovative play is an immersive and inclusive experience for the cast and audience—as actors draw lots onstage to discover which role they will play at each performance. This brilliant, award-winning playwright gives us a modern take on EVERYMAN, a 15th-century morality play. His inventive interpretation is a provocative and joyful romp about love and death, a whimsical look into the unknown, and, ultimately, an exploration of the ties that bind us on this wondrous journey called life. Who knew death could be so fun? And absurdly funny!

September 24, 25, 30, October 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m., October 3 at 2:00 p.m.

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Theatre Production - THREE SISTERS

lots of balloons.

By Anton Chekhov | A New Version By Sarah Ruhl
Based on a Literal Translation by Elise Thoron with Natasha Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati

Directed by Diane Brewer

This playwright’s modern voice has garnered her a Tony Award nomination, a MacArthur Fellowship, and she was twice named a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her version of one of Chekhov’s most famous plays exposes the timely struggles of a family living in a small town in Russia and facing gambling debts, a house in foreclosure, and fears of a war on the horizon. These sisters defy despair, celebrate milestones, fall hopelessly in love, and rival as only siblings can. With unyielding resilience and acerbic humor, these women throw themselves into the distance between their dreams and reality and inspire us all to brave our own “new normal.”

November 12, 19, 20, December 2 at 7:30 p.m., November 13, December 5 at 2:00 p.m.

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Theatre Production - GONE MISSING

keys, a ring, dog, and shoe.

Created by The Civilians
Written by Steve Cosson, from Interviews by The Company
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

Directed by Wes Grantom ’03
Musical Direction by Tyler Simpson

This charming show combines real-life interviews about the nature of memory with a scintillating score that effortlessly swings between salsa, ballads, jazzy numbers, and tuneful pop songs. An ensemble of eccentric characters seamlessly intertwines tales of lost objects with fascinating stories of seekers and finders and examines our tendency to place heightened significance on everyday items. While a global pandemic may be the most opportune time to explore this “cabaret of loss,” it is the communal experience of shared joy that is sure to resonate and linger in hearts and minds long after the show ends.

November 13, 18, December 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m., November 20, 21 at 2:00 p.m.

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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 72-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.

Office Phone:
812-488-2744

Ticket Office:
812-488-2031

Office Email:
theatre@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 109, Hyde Hall