2017-2018 Theatre Season

SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Aunt Raini

Tom Smith, Playwright
October 20, 21, 26*, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm and October 29 at 2pm

Eastvold Stage, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tom Smith, Director

Katherine, a successful gallery owner, confronts the difficult past of her great-aunt and must decide whether great art stemming from hate should be lauded or destroyed. Contains mild adult content.

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Songs by Michael Friedman, Book Adapted by Alex Timbers
March 9, 10, 15*, 16 and 17 at 7:30pm and March 18 at 2pm

Eastvold Stage, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Guest Directed

A musical based on Shakespeare’s comedy.  The King and his best buds decide at their five-year college reunion to swear off women; that is, until four beautiful, clever girls from their past show up! Contains mild adult content.

Dance 2018: Storytelling

Friday, April 20, 21 at 7:30pm

Eastvold Stage, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Rachel Winchester, Director  

An inspiring collection of faculty, student, and guest artist choreography, revealing fresh perspectives and diverse artistry.

The Shape of Things

Neil LaBute, Playwright
May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm and May 5*, 6 at 2pm

Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tom Smith, Director

Adam is a slightly overweight 20-something with not much going for his life.  When he begins to date Evelyn, a dynamic art student, he finds himself becoming a better version of himself—but at what price?  Contains adult content.

Tickets

Visit the Campus Concierge in the Anderson University Center or call 253-535-7411 to purchase with cash, credit, or debit. You can purchase your tickets online at Eventbrite. Please note that Student Nights/Matinees are free to anyone with a valid student ID. Non-students are eligible to purchase tickets for standard ticket price. Tickets are for open seating.

THEATER SERIES PRICING: Spotlight Series: $10 general admission; $5 60+, military, alumni and students; free 18 and younger. Student Series: $5 general admission; free with PLU or high school student I.D.

Join us at our Student Previews!

*Select theatre productions offer a free first look to students! Simply show your student ID (high school, middle school, other colleges, etc) at the Campus Concierge or at the Door for your free ticket! Non-students are eligible to purchase tickets to these events for the standard ticket price.

STUDENT SERIES

Fences

August Wilson, Playwright
Friday, October 6, 7 at 7:30pm

Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Josh Wallace, Director

Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who works as a garbage man, fights to keep his bitterness from ruining his relationships with his wife and son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.  Contains mild adult content.

Night of Musical Theatre - ``What I Did For Love: An Excursion Through Love and Loss``

Thursday, November 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm

Eastvold Stage, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Blayne Fujita, Director

A charming and thoughtful music review exploring the highs and lows of love and loss.

Dance Team Winter Showcase

Friday, December 1 at 7:30pm

Eastvold Stage, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

An exciting evening of student-produced dance performances by the PLU Dance Team as well as other campus groups.

The Foreigner

Larry Shue, Playwright
Thursday, December 7, 8, 9 at 7:30pm and December 10 at 2pm

Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Madisen Crowley, Director

Charlie, an extremely shy young man who finds himself in an ultra-conservative town in rural Georgia, pretends to be from an exotic foreign country to avoid conversation.  The locals, believing he cannot understand him, suddenly start to confess more and more to him…  Contains mild adult content.

Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign presented by Pacific Lutheran University

Friday, March 2, 3 at 7:30pm

Studio Theater, Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Gabby Dolan, Director

From the halls of Congress to pulpits and courthouses around the country, women’s personal stories about abortion have been silenced—until now.  Contains adult content, including a frank discussion of sexual assault.