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  • Capital University Theatre 2021-2022 Season and Other Theatre Activities

    Opening this week:

    The Laramie Project
    By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
    February 10-13, 2022
    Thursday-Saturday, 8 pm
    Sunday, 2 pm

    In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, tortured and left, alone, to die. His body -- battered, bloody, barely clinging to life -- was eventually discovered. He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay. This hate crime attracted vast attention worldwide, bringing sexual discrimination and violence to the forefront of public discourse. Created from interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project is hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre. The play shocks, challenges, and moves all who watch it as it reveals the lowest depths of hatred and greatest heights of compassion that lies within all human beings in any seemingly average community.




    Upcoming Shows:

    9 to 5, The Musical

    Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton

    Book by Patricia Resnick
    Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture
    March 31-April 3, 2022
    Thursday-Saturday, 8 pm
    Sunday, 2 pm

    We end our season with another musical, this time featuring an adaptation of one of the funniest movies ever made. Violet, Judy, and Dora Lee take on their racist, sexist, lying hypocritical bigot boss and turn the tables on him, all set to the music of the incomparable Dolly Parton.

    MOrE (Masquers Outreach Ensemble)

    This is a group of students who find ways to use their theatre skills to make the world a better place, are committed to working with community members on projects ranging from creative dramatics, team building, imagination exercises, and raising awareness of issues important to members of the community.  In addition to teaching local elementary students how to tap into their creativity, this year we are launching a special project related to helping BLM protesters use theatre to make their voices heard.

    Capital University Theatre 2021-2022 Season and Other Theatre Activities 



    Fat Tuesday Debutantes Improvisational Comedy Group performances


    All improv shows will be in Huntington Recital Hall

    Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 10 pm “2sday2/2/22: #2much”
    Admission is free!

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022 10 pm “The Fat Tuesday Debutantes and the Chocolate Factory”
    Admission is free!

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022 10 pm Will Act for Food # 50: A night of improvisational comedy to benefit the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry and Equitas Health
    Admission is at least one non-perishable food item or monetary donation.