Celebrating 100 Years of Theatre on Bison Hill 2019-20 OBU Theatre Season

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Season Tickets: $30 Adults | $12 Students

Note: The auditorium opens 30 minutes prior to show times.


New Works Festival

by OBU Student Playwrights

September 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sarkeys Black Box Theater

OBU College Players present an evening of short plays written and directed by OBU students. These plays are presented in “workshop” format, which means attention is placed on the audience hearing the written word rather than upon viewing spectacle.

The audience will give feedback to the playwrights at the conclusion of each play.

Adults $5 | Students $3 | Season Ticket Holders, Free


The Pirates of Penzance

by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Presented in partnership with OBU's Division of Music
Directed by Hephzibah Dutt
Musical direction by Louima Lilite

October 24, 26, 31 & Nov. 1, 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 27 & Nov. 3 @ 2:30 p.m.

Craig-Dorland Theatre

Set sail with this rollicking, delightfully funny tale of young Frederic, an orphan who was mistakenly apprenticed to a pirate at the age of eight. Frederic is now twenty-one and, though quite fond of the group of joyous and fun-loving pirates, chooses to forsake the pirates’ way of life and dedicates himself instead to their eradication, while falling for the beautiful Mabel in the process. Gilbert and Sullivan’s cheeky and charming operetta abounds with swashbuckling, fair maidens, bumbling bobbies and a Major General with the true gift of gab.

Adults $15 | Students $5


Emily, An Amethyst Remembrance

By Chris Cragin-Day

Directed by Joshua Peterson

February 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
February 9 @ 2:30 p.m.
Sarkeys Black Box Theater

By the time she was 30, Emily Dickinson had so isolated herself from the world that she never left the house and rarely accepted visitors. This play looks at the various events and relationships in Dickinson’s life and her journey into a world of isolation in reverse time, beginning with her life boarded up inside the New England Dickinson home and working backwards to her return home from Mt. Holyoke College. It incorporates Emily’s poetic voice as a glimpse of her true self.

Adults $12 | Students $5


Barefoot in the Park

by Neil Simon

Directed by Hephzibah Dutt

April 23, 24, 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 26 @ 2:30 p.m.
Craig-Dorland Theatre

Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, an odd ball neighbor, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal difference in how they approach life’s challenges. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy!

Adults $12 | Students $5