All Academic Theater performances are reserved seating in the Dorothy Menker. Theater and general admission in the John and Angeline Oremus Theater.

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Antony and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen
July 18-21, 2019
Thursday-Saturday 7 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Outdoors at the Gateway
Free admission

Antony and Cleopatra ranks among one of Shakespeare’s most epic historical love stories. In the absence of Julius Caesar, this story follows Mark Antony at the height of his political power. The Roman leader becomes captive to his passion for the irresistible Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Torn between his love affair with Cleopatra and his military obligation to the Roman Empire, Antony must choose between pleasure and virtue. Dealing with politics and power, gossip and scandal, and love and jealousy, Antony and Cleopatra reveals the inevitable drama that comes along with love and war.

Heathers: The Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

Nov. 1-10
Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Dorothy Menker Theater

Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

WARNING – This performance includes strong language, intense adult themes, and loud gun shots, and is not appropriate for children.

Heathers: The Musical is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

Metamorphosis

by Steven Berkoff
Based on the novel by Franz Kafka​

Feb. 28-March 8
John and Angeline Oremus Theater
Friday-Saturday: 7:30 p.m.Sunday: 3 p.m.

Metamorphosis is inspired by Franz Kafka’s short story and adapted for the stage by legendary theater artist Steven Berkoff. This rarely produced play tells the story of a humble man, Gregor Samsa, who wakes one day to find himself transformed into a beetle-like insect. Through stunning visuals and breathtaking physicality, Metamorphosis explores dehumanization and its impact on one man’s family.

Eurydice

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Cage Sebastian Pierre

April 24-May 3
Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
John and Angeline Oremus Theater

Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Twelfth Night, or “What You Will”

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

July 16-19, 2020
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
Outdoors at the Gateway
FREE ADMISSION

Join us for the 17th season of Shakespeare under the Stars with one of the Bard’s most uproarious comedies, filled with thorny love triangles, mistaken identities and unrequited love. When Viola finds herself washed up on the shores of Illyria and her twin brother drowned (or so she thinks), she disguises herself as a boy in the court of the handsome Duke Orsino. Meanwhile, her twin Sebastian (very much alive the spitting image of his disguised sister) makes his way into town. Unrestrained madness and hilarity ensue in one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable comedies – a rich, warm and funny story of love, longing and laughter.