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THE LARAMIE PROJECT Runs Feb. 17-26

WSU_The Laramie ProjectTHE LARAMIE PROJECT
Wright State University
Feb. 17-26
Creative Arts Center Herbst Theatre [Dayton]

We look back at people from the town where Matthew Shepard lived and their reaction to a crime that galvanized America and forced a critical reckoning with our attitudes toward gender and sexuality. Told through the actual words of people who experienced these events first-hand in Laramie, Wyoming. This production is directed by Associate Professor Josh Aaron McCabe and produced in collaboration with Wright State’s Office of LGBTQA Affairs.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 19 at 2pm
  • Fri, Feb. 24 at 8pm
  • Sat. Feb. 25 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 26 at 2pm 

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ARCADIA Runs Feb. 3-12

SU_ArcadiaARCADIA
Wright State University
Feb. 3-12
Creative Arts Center, Festival Playhouse [Dayton]

Directed by Marya Spring Cordes, Assoc Chair, School of Fine and Performing Arts, WSU

This brilliant drama by one of our greatest living playwrights leaps artfully between the past (1809) and the present, where order and chaos, certainty and confusion, genius and unexpressed passion intertwine and collide in what one critic called “Tom Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date.” Arcadia explores the possibilities life offers as we make seemingly minor, but irreversible, choices.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 2pm
  • Fri, Feb. 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, Feb. 11 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 2pm

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BRIGHT STAR Runs Nov. 18-Dec. 4

WSU_Bright Star logoBRIGHT STAR
Wright State University
Nov. 18-Dec. 4
Herbst Theatre [Dayton]

Directed and choreographed by guest artist Leslie Goddard Baum

Equal parts Appalachian folk tale and true-life events combine in this joyous and heartfelt bluegrass musical story of love and redemption. An uplifting theatrical journey that will hold you in its grasp—as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 18-19 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 20 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 2pm

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SISTER ACT Runs Nov. 4-20

WSU_Sister Act logoSISTER ACT
Wright State University
Nov. 4-20
Festival Playhouse [Dayton]

Directed and choreographed by Greg Hellems, head of Musical Theatre at WSU

SISTER ACT is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit film that will have audiences jumping to their feet! When a disco diva on the run takes refuge in a convent, tuneful hilarity ensues. If you loved Mamma Mia!, Sister Act is for you. This pop/gospel musical by the writers of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tangled, and School of Rock is sure to be an audience pleaser.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 6 at 2pm
  • Fri, Nov. 11 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 12 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 2pm
  • Fri, Nov. 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 19 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 20 at 2pm

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THE MOUSETRAP Runs Sept. 23-Oct. 2

WSU_The Mousetrap logoTHE MOUSETRAP
Wright State University
Sept. 23-Oct. 2
Festival Playhouse, Creative Arts Center [Dayton]

Directed by Jason Podplesky

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of western theatre. This most classic of murder mysteries, written by the queen of the art form, is set in an old English country home, filled with surprising twists and turns as we all try to figure out…whodunnit! Wright State’s production is led by guest director Jason Podplesky, with scenic design by guest Dick Block (associate head of drama, Carnegie Mellon University).

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 23-24 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 25 at 2pm
  • Fri, Sept. 30 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 1 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 2 at 2pm

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