Helen of Troy – the face that launched a thousand ships. But what do we know of the woman behind the legend? Everyone has an opinion about her – now it’s her turn to tell her story. After seventeen years, Helen is living in an Egyptian hotel, waiting for Menelaus to retrieve her and contemplating what the gods – and humans – want from her. ‘Helen’ is a thought-provoking look at the inner life of the world’s most famous woman, and asks the difficult question – what is beauty worth?
“There’s what you believe…and then there’s what you know.” Everyone knows that something happened at the party – but they all believe something different about how and why. Playwright Naomi Iizuka tackles the difficult issue of youth culture in the digital age in this story of a brutal assault and its controversial aftermath. “Good Kids” was commissioned by the Big Ten New Play Consortium in an effort to bring thought-provoking new works to collegiate theatres.
The rain is starting to fall – get to the boat! In another refreshing new take on a familiar story, ‘At the Ark at Eight’ offers a philosophical take on the story of Noah and the Ark – from the perspective of three tricky, witty penguins. When they are summoned to the ark, these penguin friends begin a wild adventure. They learn and grow by exploring issues of friendship, companionship, morality and the nature of God. This Theatre for Youth production is suitable for ages 8 and up.
Join us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit “Legally Blonde”! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School – but don’t underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see “Legally Blonde,” so get your tickets fast!
This fall, take a trip to the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State – Tuna, Texas!
“Where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!”
Two actors play over 20 eclectic characters in this sharp, whimsical send-up of small-town life. Petey Fisk, Thurston Wheelis, Arles Struvie, Pearl Burras (and of course Yippy the Dog) are just a few of the colorful Tuna locals who make this a wild and uproarious night at the theatre!
The classic story of the world’s greatest journey is brought to life in an inventive new staging. Adapted from Homer’s epic by the visionary Mary Zimmerman, ‘The Odyssey’ follows Odysseus and his crew on their thrilling attempt to return to Ithaca following the Trojan War. Join us for an evening of classic adventure as you’ve never seen it before.
- February 26, 2015 7:30 pmGood Kids (Preview)
- February 27, 2015 7:30 pmGood Kids
- February 28, 2015 2:00 pmGood Kids
- February 28, 2015 7:30 pmGood Kids
- March 1, 2015 2:00 pmGood Kids
- March 5, 2015 7:30 pmGood Kids
- March 6, 2015 7:30 pmGood Kids
- March 7, 2015 2:00 pmGood Kids
- March 7, 2015 7:30 pmGood Kids
- March 8, 2015 2:00 pmGood Kids
- March 12, 2015 7:30 pmAt the Ark at Eight (Preview)
- March 13, 2015 7:30 pmAt the Ark at Eight
- March 14, 2015 2:00 pmAt the Ark at Eight
- March 15, 2015 2:00 pmAt the Ark at Eight
- March 16, 2015 9:30 amAt the Ark at Eight