Blind Date

Directed by Michael Lamontagne, Blind Date is a romantic comedy turned on its head, a hilarious take on courtship and
marriage.

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The Act of Living

Directed by Cameron Kofalt, The Act of Living is filled with both lighthearted and comedic moments as well as deeply emotional and meaningful ones. It brings laughter, tears, and a positive message.

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Eurydice

Directed by Ilona Ludanyi, Eurydice is a heart-rending tragedy that explores the importance of love and human connection.

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Brilliant Traces

Directed by Thomas Bodoh, Brilliant Traces is a dramatic, comical, and wonder-filled piece that will leave you awed by the beauty of human connection and the consequences of cooking somebody else’s shoes.

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The Madwoman of Chaillot

Set in 1945, a group of artists and one “elderly woman of unbalanced mental capacity” work to stop a greedy profiteer and his gang of villains from blowing up Paris to search for oil. It is an iconic tale of finding joy in an environment that is overwhelmed with a challenge of beauty vs. greed.

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‘night, Mother

Directed by Brigita Ruta, this is an intense play that changed what plays discuss and how they are discussed. It delves into the harsh reality that drives a person to suicide and the influence of people around them through it all.

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Richard III

The Tragedy of Richard III is based loosely on the final stretch of England’s War of the Roses, a series of battles between the House of York and the House of Lancaster that lasted many years.

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Mr. Efficiency

This play tells a light-hearted story of a small oil business’s struggle to stay afloat amidst the fast-paced companies building up around them. Directed by two students, Brigita Ruta and Thomas Bodoh, this play contains mistaken identity, hidden love, and so much more!

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Sense and Sensibility

A highly celebrated play, Kate Hamill’s adaption of Austen’s beloved novel has been celebrated as inventive, faithful and hilarious, one of the best adaptations of this classic tale.

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona is about two best friends, Proteus and Valentine. They travel to Milan where they both fall in love with Silvia. Silvia loves Valentine, but Proteus pursues her despite the fact he has a girlfriend at home. The story that unfolds is both comedic and heart-warming to audiences of all ages.

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The Miracle Worker

Nominated for several awards upon its Broadway premiere in 1959, THE MIRACLE WORKER is the true story of the early relationship between deaf-blind prodigy Helen Keller, and her life-long teacher and friend, Annie Sullivan. When young Helen’s ferocity escalates beyond control, her family recruits the help of Annie Sullivan, a twenty-year-old half-blind Irish student, as a last resort before institutionalizing their daughter.

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The Visit

THE VISIT defies easy categorization. Often called a tragicomedy, it is both darkly funny and disturbingly ominous. It tells the story of a down and out town that must choose between the millions offered to it by a now-wealthy former citizen, Claire Zachanassian, and the life of the town’s most popular citizen on whose head Claire has placed a bounty.

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The Comedy of Errors

Unlike some of Shakespeare’s later comedies, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS is a full-fledged farce with a great deal of slapstick humor. Directed by Professor John H. Walker, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS is an early piece by Shakespeare based on the ancient Roman comedy, THE MENAECHME by Plautus. It follows the story of two sets of twin boys and their parents who were separated from each other in a shipwreck at sea and rescued by fishermen from different cities.

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The Government Inspector

Written by Nikolai Gogol and directed by Dr. Monica Anderson, this satirical farce tells the story of a corrupt small town run by a greedy mayor and his comrades. The town panics at the news that a government inspector is on his way from the capital. Hilarity ensues when the townsfolk display their greed and stupidity by confusing a low-level official with the real inspector.

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The Crucible

The small community of Salem, MA is rocked when a group of young girls accuse many of the town’s citizens of practicing witchcraft. Trials ensue and the accused who will not admit to being witches are hanged. This play is a story of group hysteria and communal culpability, of the injustice that results when power and personal profit combine.

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“Merry Christmas, George Bailey!”

Merry Christmas, George Bailey! is adapted from the popular Frank Capra movie It’s a Wonderful Life. The play will be presented as a live radio show set in the 1940s, with much of the action taking place through voice acting.

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The Elephant Man

The play explores Christian themes as it examines a society based on outward appearance and social status rather than the worth of each individual soul. Ultimately, it reinforces the core of Catholic social teaching, which is to respect the dignity of each human life regardless of appearance.

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Twelfth Night

Set in the early 1960s on a Caribbean island that is loosely based on the legends of Princess Margaret’s island getaway of Mustique, the story follows a set of twins who are separated when they wash ashore after a shipwreck.

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Arms and the Man

The romantic heroine, Raina Petkoff, is engaged to marry the gallant Major Sergius Saranoff, but then her life is turned upside-down late one night when a war-ravaged soldier breaks into her room seeking shelter. Raina is faced with the harsh reality of war and the meaning of true love.

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An Enemy of the People

“An Enemy of the People” by Henrick Ibsen Adapted by Arthur Miller. If you knew what was right but your entire society was against you, would you still stand up for truth? Thomas Stockman, the protagonist in An Enemy of the People, struggles with this very question.

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The Memo

The Memo, a parody of bureaucracy full of ridiculous characters, political satire, and funny situations. Written by Václav Havel, The Memorandum takes a satiric look at the absurdity of bureaucracy and the ways in which it can dehumanize.

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Taming of the Shrew

One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, Taming of the Shrew differs from his other lighthearted plays because it focuses on both courtship and married life after the wedding, which was particularly relevant to English audiences of the Renaissance period.

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Love’s Labour’s Lost to audiences in the fall of 2013.

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Every Man

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Every Man to audiences in the spring of 2013.

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The Hollow

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Hollow to audiences in the fall 2012 semester.

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She Stoops to Conquer

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented She Stoops to Conquer to audiences in the spring of 2012.

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Hamlet

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Hamlet to audiences in the spring of 2011.

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The Bourgeois Gentleman

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Bourgeois Gentleman to audiences in the fall of 2010.

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Christopher Columbus

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Christopher Columbus to audiences in the spring of 2010.

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Life is a Dream

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Life is a Dream to audiences in the fall of 2009.

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The Water Engine

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Water Engine to audiences in the spring of 2009.

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Coriolanus

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Coriolanus to audiences in the fall of 2008.

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Mary Stuart

The Franciscan University Theatre Department’s mainstage production presented Mary Stuart to audiences fall of 2007 semester.

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The Shakespeare Project

The Shakespeare Project is a comic, dramatic, and truly enjoyable piece by which you will experience the influence that the works of Shakespeare have played in our world.

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The Oresteia

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Oresteia to audiences in the fall of 2006.

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A Curious Savage

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented A Curious Savage to audiences in the spring of 2006.

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Misanthrope

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Misanthrope to audiences in the fall of 2005.

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Macbeth

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Macbeth to audiences in the fall of 2004.

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Scapino!

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Scapino! to audiences in the spring of 2004.

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Man of All Seasons

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Man of All Seasons to audiences in the fall of 2003.

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A Winter’s Tale

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented A Winter’s Tale to audiences in the spring of 2003.

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The Sea Gull

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Sea Gull to audiences in the fall of 2002.

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Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Caucasian Chalk Circle to audiences in the spring of 2002.

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The Miser

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Miser to audiences in the fall of 2001.

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Words, Words, Words…

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Words, Words, Words… to audiences in the spring of 2001.

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Measure for Measure

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Measure for Measure to audiences in the fall of 2000.

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Government Inspector

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Government Inspector to audiences in the fall of 1999.

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The Infernal Machine

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Infernal Machine to audiences in the spring of 1999.

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Our Town

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Our Town to audiences in the fall of 1998.

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Trojan Woman

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Trojan Women to audiences in the fall of 1997.

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Tartuffe

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Tartuffe to audiences in the spring of 1997.

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The Visit of the Old Lady

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Visit of the Old Lady to audiences in the spring of 1996.

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Kindertransport

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Kindertransport to audiences in the fall of 1996.

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The Cherry Orchard

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Cherry Orchard to audiences in the spring of 1995.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Midsummer Night’s Dream to audiences in the fall of 1993.

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The Tempest

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Tempest to audiences in the spring of 1993.

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The Learned Ladies

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Learned Ladies to audiences in the fall of 1992.

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Hedda Gabbler

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Hedda Gabbler to audiences in the fall of 1991.

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Antigone

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Antigone to audiences in the spring of 1991.

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The Carmelites

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Carmelites to audiences in the fall of 1990.

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The Lion in Winter

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Lion in Winter to audiences in the spring of 1990.

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Much Ado About Nothing

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Much Ado About Nothing to audiences in the fall of 1989.

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The Crucible

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Crucible to audiences in the spring of 1989.

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Pygmalion

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Pygmalion to audiences in the fall of 1988.

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Mary Stuart

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Mary Stuart to audiences in the spring of 1988.

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The Miser

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Miser to audiences in the fall of 1987.

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Macbeth

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Macbeth to audiences in the spring of 1987.

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The Skin of Our Teeth

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Skin of Our Teeth to audiences in the fall of 1986.

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The School for Scandal

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The School for Scandal to audiences in the spring of 1986.

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O, Theophilus!

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented O, Theophilus! to audiences in the fall of 1985.

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Twelfth Night

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Twelfth Night to audiences in the spring of 1985.

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The Cherry Orchard

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented The Cherry Orchard to audiences in the fall of 1984.

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Good News (musical)

The Franciscan University Theatre Department mainstage production presented Good News to audiences in the spring of 1984.

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