Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts

Theatre Northwest 15-16 Season

Theatre Northwest 15-16 Season

Gary Shakespeare Company presents:

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

“Shakespeare’s most mature love story,” Much Ado About Nothing tells the story of Benedick and Beatrice who both pledge to remain single forever but are tricked into discovering love. They are surrounded by a hilarious and lovable cast of characters, woven together as only Shakespeare can do, to create a great mash-up of drama, comedy, romance, tragedy and fun.

Outdoor performance in the IU Northwest Green Space

Sept 2, 5pm

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by John Robin Baitz

Originally produced in 1890, this taut psychological thriller depicts Hedda, beautiful daughter of the late General Gabler, who returns from her honeymoon to confront the boredom of married life.  When the re-appearance of an old flame threatens both her husband’s career prospects and her own self-image, Hedda contrives to bring about his destruction but, in the process, also brings about her own.

Auditions Sept 14 and 15, 6-9pm

Performances Nov 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm and Nov 8 at 2:30pm

A Burial At Thebes by Seamus Heaney

A Staged Reading by the students of T340 Voice and Speech

A 2008 play by Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, based on the fifth century BC tragedy Antigone by Sophocles.  Central to the play are the conflicts between individual freedom and the imposition of restrictions by state.

Dec 11 at 7:30pm

MASMedia Productions
and the IU Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs present:

Jitney by August Wilson

Regular cabs will not travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District of the 1970s, and so the residents turn to each other. Jitney dramatizes the lives of men hustling to make a living as “jitneys”—unofficial, unlicensed taxi cab drivers. When the boss Becker's son returns from prison, violence threatens to erupt. Jitney is August Wilson at his most real—the words these men use and the stories they tell form a true slice of life.

February 19, 20 at 7:30pm


Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead.  Tuneful songs and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out.  First produced in Chicago in 2010, this magical, musical fable shows that, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual’s successes or failures.

Auditions January 19 and 20, 6-9pm

Performances April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30pm and April 10 at 2:30pm