Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld

Thursday, November 19, at 7:30pm Friday, November 20, at 7:30pm Saturday, November 21, at 7:30pm Sunday, November 22, at 3pm

Mythology is turned on its head in this madcap re-envisioning of the classic take of Orpheus and Eurydice. Featuring the famous can-can, Offenbach’s musical bubbles over with exuberance and humor. Performed in English with orchestral accompaniment.

  • General Admission, $15
    55+ & Alumni, $10
    PLU & 18 and under, $5

Jazz Series

Ensembles combine with faculty and guest jazz artists to perform classic and contemporary jazz music.

University Jazz Ensemble
Friday, October 2, at 8pm

University Jazz Ensemble
Monday, November 16, at 8pm

KPLU-FM Christmas Jazz Jam
Thursday, December 10, at 12pm

University Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, March 16, at 8pm

University Jazz Ensemble
Wednesday, April 20, at 8pm

Theatre 2015-2016

Faculty Series

October 15*, 16, 17, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm and October 25, at 2pm
Eastvold Auditorium

Jeff Clapp, Director • Neil Simon, Playwright
At a large, tasteful townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though he suffers only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience an absurd sequence of events. As the confusions mount, the evening spins off into classic hilarity.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
March 10*, 11, 12, 18, and 19, at 7:30pm and March 20, at 2pm
Studio Theater

Kane Anderson, Director • Ann-Marie MacDonald, Playwright
Hoping to prove William Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo & Juliet were originally comedies, Constance finds herself attempting to change the fates of the tragic heroines Desdemona and Juliet. When she comes face to face with the Bard’s most famous characters, she finds herself in a comedic mix-up of Shakespearean proportions.

She Loves Me
May 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21, at 7:30pm and May 22, at 2pm
Eastvold Auditorium

Jeff Clapp, Director • Joe Masteroff, Author Sheldon Harnick, Lyrics • Jerry Bock, Music
Set in a 1930s European perfumery shop, She Loves Me features clerks Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the anonymous love letters they exchange. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way!

*Join us on our Student Preview nights, where students get a free first look. Show your student ID for free admission. Non-students may attend for standard ticket price.

Studio Theater

The Play About The Baby

October 10 and 11, at 7:30pm

This dark comedy follows a young couple, Boy and Girl, who have just had a baby. They are visited by an older couple, Man and Woman. As Boy and Girl come to learn about the loss of their baby, Man and Woman present the notion of truth and fantasy to force the young couple to question the existence of their baby in the first place. Intended for mature audiences.

The APO One-Acts

January 22, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm

Completely student-produced, this January term festival features three one-act plays that are directed, performed, and often written solely by students.

Steel Magnolias

March 5*, 6, 7, 13, and 14, at 7:30pm and March 15, at 2pm

Set in a small town in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias follows six women who fill Truvy’s beauty salon with laughter and banter. Over the course of three years, the women gather in the comfort of the salon and lead the audience through life events showing elegance and determination in good times and bad. As Truvy states, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”


April 17 and 18, at 7:30pm

Agnes is a lonely waitress who isolates herself in the hopes of avoiding her abusive ex-husband, but when her best friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, she can’t help connecting. But Peter isn’t quite what he seems, and according to him nothing else is either. Tracy Letts crafts a tale of paranoia and conspiracy that is riveting, exciting, and thoroughly entertaining.
Intended for mature audiences.