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Connected by Lia Romeo

In a world where we're all constantly connected via the internet, why do so many people still feel alone? In this series of interrelated short stories, a young girl's most embarrassing moment goes viral, a recent high school grad must choose between real life and role-playing games, two girls spend Saturday night endlessly searching for the perfect party, and a teacher is accidentally wooed by her student on a dating site. A funny, heartbreakingly real look at love and friendship in the age of social media. "a wry, fast-paced look at American life in the age of YouTube." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A fascinating look at the cyber world we live in today . . . Romeo's …vignettes… touch on themes of loneliness and deception. Alternately amusing and heart-breaking”- Broadway World

  • Friday September 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday September 29 at 2:30 p.m.
  • *Monday September 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets

AUDITIONS: Wednesday August 28 and Thursday August 29 at 6 p.m. (with additional dates as needed) in Founders Auditorium

Produced by arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

On a remote hill in the Irish countryside, Maureen Folan, a lonely woman in her early forties, cares for Mag, her aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen's one chance for a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads towards the play's terrifying ending. Winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play. "McDonagh is a natural storyteller … he knows how to create a gallery of fascinating rogues [and] has managed to celebrate what remains enduring and alive in human nature even in the most appalling circumstances." —New Republic

  • Friday October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday October 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • *Monday October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets

Auditions: Wednesday August 28 and Thursday August 29 at 6 p.m. (with additional dates as needed) in Founders Auditorium

Produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Back to The Divine Comedy

The American Premier of a New Rock Opera by lyricist and author Paolo Caselli and composer Claudio Caselli

This work in development comes straight from Italy to an American premier in our theatre to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s original masterwork. Described by its creators as "a bit of musical, a bit of rock opera," it blends styles as diverse as those found in Rocky Horror, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, and West Side Story, and all based on the poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

A modern Dante starts a journey to the afterlife with the hope of bringing back to life his dead young wife. Following the path of his ancestor, he walks through hell, purgatory, and heaven. Along the way bizarre characters show him how eternal life has changed during the last 700 years. It is a timeless story of love, loss, facing your fears, and finding your way.

  • Friday February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday February 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday March 1 at 2:30 p.m.
  • *Monday March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets

Auditions: Tuesday January 14 and Wednesday January 15 at 6 p.m. (with additional dates as needed) in Founders Auditorium


2019-20 Ticket Prices and Policies

$8.00 • General Admission

$6.00 • Senior Citizens, OSU-M and NCSC Faculty and Staff and accompanying family members, Students

Tickets can now be purchased in three ways:
1. In Ovalwood Hall Room 269 M-T 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the two weeks before any show (no fee)
2. At the Founders Auditorium Box Office in the 45 minutes before each show (no fee)
3. Online through Ticketmaster (convenience fee)

Friends of the Theatre receptions follow all FRIDAY night shows.

*“STUDENT NIGHT” DEAL: OSUM and NCSC students can see MONDAY night shows for a $5 ticket that includes a pre-show Fun Food Night (pizza, tacos, and more) at 6:30 in the Buckeye Café and admission to the 7:30 performance that follows next door in Founders Auditorium.


Past Shows

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Earnest is the greatest comedy by one of the greatest comic wits of the English language. Two charming young ladies are in love with Earnest. But Earnest doesn’t exist. See how two bachelors, a handbag, one imperious mother, and more than one mistaken identity lead to host of delightful comic complications.


“ONE NIGHT ONLY” – A Campus and Community Celebration of Music


Instrumental and Vocal Music from Students, Faculty, Staff, and Local Artists

We are delighted to clear the stage for an evening of music. This evening’s celebration in song will give everyone a chance to shine and to share the music they love.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Drew Traxler and Lindsey Saltz

In this adaptation we return to the rich language, imagery, and timeless lesson of the Dickens’ original work. Shared by storytellers and told through voice, sound, and costume, this piece will delight young and old and fill everyone with holiday cheer.


Love Letters by A.R. Gurney

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. As they age and as their separate lives wend their ways through marriages, affairs, careers, children, and loss, their bond remains. Through their years of letters, shared with the audience by two actors, we come to understand how much they really meant to each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.


Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

1983 Olivier Award, Best New Play

1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

1984 New York Drama Critics' Circle, Best American Play

2005 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Play

Produced by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Always Be Closing. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream.