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The Department of Theatre fills the academic calendar with four large and several small productions a year. All of our students, regardless of major or class year, are invited to audition or to serve in a technical capacity. 

From day one, our students work closely with faculty in practical production positions. Even first-year students can work as assistant designers and assistant technical directors for main stage productions. And experienced students often serve as lighting or scenic designers, under faculty supervision.

Main Stage

The Fall Musical

A time-honored event of Susquehanna University's Family Weekend celebration, productions have included: The Sound of MusicThe Full MontyOklahoma!Hello, Dolly!,  Guys And DollsLittle Shop of Horrors, Into The Woods and A Catered Affair

 The Advanced Acting Workshop Production
These productions showcase more advanced dramatic acting techniques.  Stagings have included: The Importance of Being Earnest,  Dracula Enchanted April, The Seagull and Amadeus.

The Student-Directed Play
A fully-realized main stage production directed by one of our most accomplished senior students, selected from such plays as The Hot L BaltimoreBlithe Spirit and The Miss Firecracker Contest.

The Spring Production
A play is selected from the canon of world dramatic literature for the large spring production. Past productions have included: A Midsummer Night's DreamRichard IIIOur TownThe Grapes of WrathThe Winter's Tale,  I Remember Mama and The Threepenny Opera.  

Second Stage

The Experimental Acting Workshop Production
This production challenges students with demanding roles in a bare-bones acting environment to bring out their best talent in a no-frills, cutting edge performance experience. 

24-Hour Play Festival
Student teams conceptualize, write, rehearse and perform exciting new short works in the span of a single day.

The Student Directing Showcase
Traditionally held late in the fall semester, this free-of-charge event features one-act plays and scenes crafted by students in the Directing class presented to a public audience. 

Shakespeare Club Production
This annual audience favorite is an energetic large-cast excursion into the work of the Bard, often characterized by whimsical staging and "found objects" design.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

By Sarah Ruhl

Degenstein Center Theater
Sept. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. | Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, examines how we memorialize the dead, confronting assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8


She Loves Me

By Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock

Degenstein Center Theater
Nov. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. | Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m.

Amalia and Georg work in a 1930s European perfumery and, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves-and all the twists and turns along the way.

Adults, $15; non-SU students and senior citizens, $10


The Mineola Twins

By Paula Vogel

Degenstein Center Theater
Feb. 22-24, 7:30 p.m. | Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m.

A comedy in six scenes, four dreams and seven wigs, The Mineola Twins explores the offbeat relationship of Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, as they survive several decades of culture shifts and family dynamics.

Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8


Blue Stockings

By Jessica Swale

Degenstein Center Theater
April 26-28, 7:30 p.m. | April 29, 2:30 p.m.

This powerful play follows four young women over one tumultuous academic year, fighting for education and self-determination in 1896 at Girton College, the first
college in Britain to admit women.

Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8

Saudi Scenes

By Faisal Al Yousif '18

Studio Theater, Degenstein Campus Center
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

This production features staged readings of several short plays by a student playwright exploring cultural differences in an experimental style.


24-Hour Play Festival

Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall
Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Student teams conceptualize, write, rehearse and perform exciting new short works in the span of a single day.


Student Directing Showcase

Degenstein Center Theater
Dec. 7-8, 6:30 p.m.

The essence of cutting-edge performance is brought to life by some of the Department of Theatre's freshest talent, directed by senior students in thought-provoking scenes and short one-act plays.


She Kills Monsters (Experimental Acting Workshop Production)

By Qui Nguyen

Weber Stage, Weber Chapel Auditorium
March 1-3, 7:30 p.m. | March 4, 2:30 p.m.

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her late sister's refuge.

Acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8


Topdog/Underdog

By Suzan Lori-Parks

Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall
March 24-25, 7:30 p.m.

Topdog/Underdog is a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity about Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, coming to
terms with a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment.


A Night on Broadway Cabaret Show 

Weber Stage, Weber Chapel Auditorium
March 31, 7:30 p.m.

The cabaret is an evening of musical entertainment and movement, drawn from contemporary Broadway hits and classic musical theatre material.


Shakespeare Club Production

Degenstein Center Theater
May 5, 7:30 p.m.

This annual audience favorite is an energetic large-cast excursion into the work of the Bard, often characterized by whimsical staging and "found objects" design.

2016-17

The Addams Family
Vinegar Tom
Almost, Maine 
Translations

2015-16

A Catered Affair
Her Naked Skin
Dog Sees God
Orpheus Descending
The Memory of Water

2014-2015

Tales of the Lost Formicans
Guys and Dolls

Blithe Spirit
The Threepenny Opera

2013-14

Little Shop of Horrors
Uncle Vanya
Miss Firecracker Contest
Romeo and Juliet

2012-13

Amadeus
Into the Woods

Student-directed production
The Birds

2011-12

The Lion in Winter
Funny Girl
The Laramie Project
The Student-Directed Mainstage Production
Diana of Dobson's

2010-11

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Full Monty
The Student-Directed Mainstage Production
Blood Wedding

2009-10

The Sound of Music 
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 
The One Act Play Festival 
A Midsummer Night's Dream

2008-09

Fiddler on the Roof 
The Night of the Iguana 
The One Act Play Festival 
The Man Who Came to Dinner

2007-08

The Importance of Being Earnest 
The Pajama Game 
The One Act Play Festival 
Richard III

2006-07

Dracula 
Oklahoma 
The One Act Play Festival
Our Town

2005-06

Enchanted April 
Seussical 
The One Act Play Festival 
I Remember Mama

2004-05

Dancing at Lughnasa 
Hello Dolly! 
The One Act Play Festival
A Dybbuk

2003-04

On the Town 
The Seagull 
The One Act Play Festival 
The Winter's Tale

2002-03

Chicago 
Waiting for Godot 
The One Act Play Festival 
The Lark

2001-02

Titanic 
The Little Foxes 
The One Act Play Festival
The Grapes of Wrath

Contact Us

Department of Theatre

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Degenstein Campus Center

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Phone & Email

Erik Viker, department head
570-372-4548
viker@susqu.edu