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Productions

Current Season

2021-2022

Mrs. Harrison by R. Eric Thomas; September 30-October 3, 2021

Horror Vaudeville, Devised by Chris Berchild and ISU Students; November 11-14, 2021

Deathtrap by Ira Levin; February 24-27, 2022

A Year with Frog and Toad, Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale, Music by Robert Reale, Based on the books by Arnold Lobel; March 31-April 3, 2022

Production History

2020-2021

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare; April 14-17, 2021

Agnes of God by John Pielmeier; March 11-14, 2021

101 Plays by ISU Students; December 10, 2020

New Play Readings by ISU Students; December 4, 2020

Work of Art: Four New Plays; November 12-15, 2020

"Silks" by Carsyn Wayland

"If the Walls Could Talk, They Would Talk About You, Mina" by Kiara Dowell

"Warm Again" by Angie Casile

"Settle for Me" by Kiara Dowell

Detroit '67 by Dominique Morisseau; October 1-4, 2020

2019-2020

Stupid F*cking Bird by Aaron Posner; April 2020 (canceled due to COVID-19)

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutyak; March 12-15, 2020

The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen; November 14-17, 2019

The Drowning Girls by Daniela Vlaskalic, Beth Graham, and Charlie Tomlinson; September 26-28, 2019

2018-2019       

Macbeth by William Shakespeare; April 11-14, 2019

The Lily and the Mantis by J. Myles Hesse; February 28-March 3, 2019

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik; November 8-11, 2018

Wings of Rain: An Evening of 4 Short Plays; October 18-21, 2018

2017-2018

Urinetown by Mark Hollmann; April 11-15, 2018

Dead in the Water: A Night of One-Act Plays; March 2018

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; November 8-12, 2017

A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro; October 18-12, 2017

The Swift Project by ISU Students; September 28-October 2, 2017

2016-2017

J. Caesar by Tracey Power with James Donald; April 5-9, 2017

Art by Yasmina Reza; February 22-26, 2017

Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets; November 9-13, 2016

The Words Upon the Window Pane by W.B Yeats; September 28-October 2, 2016

2015-2016

Company; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth; April 6-10, 2016

Leveling Up by Deborah Zoe Laufer; March 2-6, 2016

The Claire Play by Reina Hardy; November 4-8, 2015

Shakespeare Adaptions by ISU Students; October 7-11, 2015

2014-2015

Richard III by William Shakespeare; April 16-19, 2015

Miss Julie by August Strindberg; March 4-8, 2015

The ISU New Play Fringe Festival; February 10-13, 2015

101 Plays by ISU Students; December 5, 2014

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 19-21, 2014

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Book by Marsha Norman, Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray; November 12-16, 2014

33 Variations by Moisés Kaufmann; October 15-19, 2014

2013-2014

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes 

Valediction by Jesse Roberts    

Tea on the Veranda by Jessica Waters  

101 Plays by ISU Students

New Play Works

The Fairy-Tale Project; devised collaboration lead by Julie Dixon

Life is a Dream by Calderon de la Barca, Translation by Roy Campbell

2012-2013

Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology by Charles Aidman; April 10-13, 2013

ISU Play Festival by ISU Students; February 20-23, 2013

Theater 101 Plays by ISU Students; December 7th, 2012

Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe by Eric Coble; October 31-November 3, 2012

Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker; October 3-6, 2012

2011-2012

A Little Night Music; Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; April 19-22, 2012

People's History by Andrew Park; March 21-24, 2012

Theater 101 Plays by ISU Students; December 9, 2011

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 29-December 1, 2011

Norway by Samuel D. Hunter; November 16-19, 2011

Antigone by Sophocles; Translation by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald; October 14-15 & 19-22, 2011

Theaterfest

2010-2011

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare; April 7-9 & 14-16, 2011

New Play Festival by ISU Students; February 23-26, 2011

Theater 101 Plays by ISU Students; December 10, 2010

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 30-December 1, 2010

Theaterfest; November 18, 2010

Real Girls by Merri Biechler; November 4-6 & 11-13, 2010

Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel; October 6-9, 2010

2009-2010

Fusion; April 14-17, 2010

Loot by Joe Orton; February 24-27, 2010

Theater 101 Plays by ISU Students; December 11, 2009

New Play Festival by ISU Students; December 1-3. 2009

Almost, Maine by John Carani; November 18-21, 2009

Tape by Steven Belber; October 2-3, 6-7, 2009

The Velveteen Rabbit; Adapted by Sharon Ammen; Music by John Berset; September 10-12, 2009

2008-2009

Poison, Poets, and Other Wonders: Exploring Short World Classics Through Masks; Adapted by Arthur Feinsod; April 22-25, 2009

Stage Blood by Charles Ludlam; April 1-3, 2009

New Play Festival by ISU Students; February 26-28, 2009

Theater 101 Plays by ISU Students; December 5, 2008

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 19-21, 2008

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare; November 12-15, 2008

Theaterfest; October 9, 2008

Hotel Cassiopeia by Charles L. Mee; September 24-27, 2008

2007-2008

New Play Festival by ISU Students; April 17-19, 2008

FUSION: The Dance of the Sun by Tommy Jamerson; March 4-7, 2008

ISU Performing Arts Showcase; February 8, 2008

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 27-29, 2007

Invitation to a Wedding Cake by Jonathan Golembiecki; November 14-17, 2007

Wind in the Willows; Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, Adapted by Catherine Eaker; October 26-27, 2007

Psychosis by Sarah Kane; October 26-27, 2007

The Dreaming Dust by Denis Johnston; October 19-20, 2007

Theaterfest; September 27, 2007

2006-2007

Dreaming Dust; April 24-27, 2007

The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Music and Lyrics by David Nehls and Book by Betsy Kelso; March 28-April 1, 2007

New Play Festival by ISU Students; February 15-17, 2007

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 28-30, 2006

Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka; November 15-19, 2006

Christopher Durang Festivals of Three Plays by Christopher Durang; October 19-21, 2006

2005-2006

Fusion: A Dance-Theater Company; April 19-22, 2006

Medea: The Origination of the Happenings by Jonathan Golembiecki; March 1-4, 2006

The New Play Festival by ISU Students; February 9-11, 2006

New Play Readings by ISU Students; November 29-December 1, 2005

Leavesakes by Rachelle Martin; November 16-20, 2005

This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan; October 19-23, 2005

2004-2005

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare; April 14-16 & 21-23, 2005

Endgame by Samuel Beckett; March 3-5 & 10-12, 2005

New Play Festival by ISU Students; February 8-10, 2005

Stop Kiss by Diana Son; October 26, 2004

James Joyce's The Dead; Based on the story by James Joyce, Book by Richard Nelson, Music by Saun Davey; November 11-13 & 18-20, 2004

Red Moon

Anyplace but Here

The Mechanics of Flight

Fever or Forgotten Wings; October 1-2 & 4-6, 2004

2003-2004

Nickel and Dimed; April 15, 2004

How I Learned to Drive by Paul Vogel; April 20-24, 2004

Dance Carnival; Created by Teresa McCullough and Sherry McFadden; March 31-April 3, 2004

New Play Festival by ISU Students; February 17-19, 2004

Tales Kids Love: Animal Stories from Around the World; Adapted by Laura Bates; November 20-23, 2003

Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; October 21-25, 2003

Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Sindel; October 1-4, 2003

2002-2003

Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard; April 25-27 & 29-30, 2003

The 13th Moon; April 2-3, 2003

Man of La Mancha by Dale Wassermann, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh; February 28-March 2 & 4-5, 2003

Wit by Margaret Edson; February 11-13, 2013

New Play Festival by ISU Students; December 3-5, 2012

Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg; November 13-17, 2012

Flight of the Little Prince; Adapted from the book by Saint Exupery by Laura Bates; October 16-20, 2012

The Indian Wants the Bronx by Israel Horovitz; October 1-2, 2012

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project; September 27-October 1, 2012

2001-2002

Gary Stewart Talks; April 26, 2002

Everyman; April 19-21 & 23-24, 2002

El Grande de Coca Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville; March 1-6

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler; February February 8-9, 2002

Ahkenaten and Nefertiti; February 6-7 & 9, 2002

One-Act Play Festival by ISU Students; December 4-7, 2001

Performing My Life by ISU Students; November 14-18, 2001

Free to Be…You & Me by Marlo Thomas and Friends; October 10-14, 2001

Oleanna by David Mamet; September 20-23, 2001

2000-2001

Creon by Doug Bedwell; April 19-22, 2001

Joseph Smith Project; April 3-5, 2001

The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan; February 23-25, February 27-March 1, 2001

The Daughters of Edward D Bolt by Don Nigro; February 4-6, 2001

The Woodman & the Goblins by Don Nigro; February 4-6, 2001

The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang; February 4-6, 2001

Festival of New Plays by ISU Students; December 5-8, 2000

Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine by Bob May, Roy C. Booth, and Christopher Tibbets; November 16-19, 2000

A Weekend Near Madison by Kathleen Tolan; October 25-29, 2000

Death Defying Acts by Woody Allen, David Mamet, and Elaine May; September 27-October 1, 2000

1999-2000

Break Away by Leslie Sloan Orr; April 19-22, 2000

Performing Your Life; April 5-7, 2000

Pippin; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Additional material by Bob Fosse; February 25-27 & 29-March 2, 2000

Cinderella; February 9-11, 2000

Cyclops by Euripides; February 9-11, 2000

Festival of Original Student Plays by ISU Students; December 7-10, 1999

Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; November 16-20, 1999

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl; October 28-30, 1999

Theaterfest

Don’t Drink the Water by Woody Allen; September 29-October 3, 1999

Production History from 1953-1999 coming soon!