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    Capital University Theatre

  • Thank you for your interest in the Capital University Theater. For the near future, will be cancelling this year’s events as a proactive measure towards the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to thank ALL of our patrons for your continued support. Please keep up to date on the University's response to the COVID-19 outbreak here.

    Tickets

    To reserve your free tickets, call 614-236-7174 or purchase tickets online at http://www.capitaltheatretickets.com.

    Ticket prices:
    Adults - $7
    Students, Senior citizens - $5
    Free with Capital ID

    Performance Location:
    Cabaret Theatre located in the lower level of the Student Union.
      


    “Election

    Novel by Tom Perrotta
    Adapted and Directed by Sharon Croft

    November 19-22, 2020
    Thursday - Saturday, 8 PM
    Sunday, 2 PM

    High school elections are usually pretty tame. Not this time. Will the new president be Tracy or Paul or Tammy? Everyone's got their side of the story to tell. This adaptation of the novel upon which the 1999 film was based, offers us a darkly comic view of an election gone wrong and the painful aftermath for all involved.

    "AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE”
    Adapted for virtual theatre by Bill Kennedy
    Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen

    February 11-14, 2021
    Thursday - Saturday, 8 PM
    Sunday, 2 PM

    The term “enemy of the people” dates back to ancient Rome (hostis publicus). Shakespeare wrote about it in CORIOLANUS. The 20th century saw both Lenin and Stalin using the term. And, of course, we have heard the phrase used recently to describe some of our fellow citizens.

    In 1882, Henrik Ibsen wrote a play titled AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. It dealt with the personal and political struggles of people in a small town. Playwright Arthur Miller (THE CRUCIBLE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN) adapted Ibsen’s script in the 1950’s. Actor Steve McQueen (THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN) starred in a film version in 1978. Our new version has been adapted to be performed in a virtual theatre format.

    We often hear that the good of the many outweigh the good of the few. Or the one. But, who decides what is “the good”? Do health and the environment outweigh economic good? Where do you draw the line? And how do we deal with those who disagree?

    "Tell me about it: A One-Act Play Festival"
    Various plays Directed by Student Directors

    March 25-28, 2021
    Thursday - Saturday, 8 PM
    Sunday, 2 PM

    We end our virtual season with a series of one-act plays directed by student directors. Our students are known for being creative and willing to experiment with new technologies, new voices, and new perspectives. We’re excited to see what they come up with in these brief but powerful productions.

    Fat Tuesday Debutantes Improvisational Comedy Group performances

    Tuesday, Sept. 29, 10 pm Who’s zoomin’ who?

    Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 pm Tricked again!

    Tuesday, Nov.17, 10 pm  Will Act for Food # 47: A night of improvisational comedy to benefit the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry and Equitas Health

    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10 pm The After-Valentine’s Love Spectacular

    Tuesday, March 16, 10 pm A Streetcar Named The Fat Tuesday Debutantes

    Tuesday, April 20, 10 pm Will Act for Food # 48: A night of improvisational comedy to benefit the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry and Equitas Health

    MOrE (Masquers Outreach Ensemble)—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.