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Current Season

2015-16 Season

Four-show subscription series

Addams Family Show Rectanlge

Oct.  22-25
The Addams Family
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
A girl from an “unusual” family falls in love with a “normal” guy inviting him and his parents to meet her family.
Co-produced with the SIU School of Music

Horizon Show Rectanlge
Dec. 10-13
Beyond the Horizon
By Eugene O’Neill
Two brothers change destinies when they discover they are in love with the same woman.

Hansel and Gretel Show Rectangle
Feb. 26-28*
Hansel and Gretel
By Engelbert Humperdinck
Based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
A young brother and sister, left in the woods, are captured by a gingerbread-baking witch.
Co-produced with the SIU School of Music
With the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Note: *There is no Thursday evening performance for this production

Tartuffe Show Rectanlge
Apr. 28–May 1
By Moliere
Translated by Richard Wilbur
A pretentious and pious imposter plots to possess a family’s fortune and the patriarch’s virtuous daughter.
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
(*Except as noted.)
McLeod Theater


Four-show Subscription Series:  $62 Adults/$24 Student
All Individual Tickets: $18 Adults, $6 Student

Special Productions

Mar. 31 – Apr. 3
Big Muddy New Play Festival
New works by SIU playwrights.
The Festival includes one fully-mounted production and several staged readings of new plays.

The Featured Production

March 31 – April 3


By Kirsten Easton

A young new bride, a policewoman, and a high class call girl all discover sexuality's power for moving ahead in the world. This play examines the covert ways in which women are forced to prostitute themselves, even when they don’t call themselves a whore by profession.  

Thursday-Saturday at7:30p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

C.H. Moe Theater
Tickets to the fully mounted production: $18 adults, $6 student

All seats are general admission, seating is limitd.

There is absolutely no late seating for this performance!

FREE Staged Readings:   

Audience and actors on the McLeod Stage!

Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis

Audiences should use the McLeod Theater doors in the North Corridor of the Communications Building

Friday, April 1, 4 p.m.

The Goat Jumped Over the Fucking Fence

Written by David Dudley

After a fatal collision with a motorcyclist, Gabby leaves Boston in search of peace and employment in northern Vermont. During her first assignment at a small-town paper, she discovers that everyone must face their own demons. For some, running is not an option.

Friday, April 1, 7 p.m.

El Alacrán

Written by J.J. Ceniceros

Directed by Rita Medina

José and Carlos are business partners at Salón Alacrán, a dance hall in Texas that produces events for the local Mexican population. Money begins mysteriously disappearing from the venue’s nightly till, and Carlos becomes the suspected culprit. Will José and Carlos be able to work together or will this tear the business apart?

Saturday, April 2, 1


Written by Myah Gary

In Penetrate, sexual assault therapist and rape survivor Dr. Jennifer Worthington invites a young woman named Anna to intern at her practice. Though Anna seems ambitious and harmless, she holds a secret that will turn Dr. Worthington’s practice and life upside down.

Saturday, April 2, 4 p.m.

Vampirates of the North Sea, Being an Account of the Confrontation Between a Small Band of English and Irish Adventurers and an Army of Undead Marauders in the Year of Our Lord 1605

Written by Rory Leahy

John Kent is a former spy in Elizabethan England who's out of a job. Now he's after a legendary lost pirate treasure. His only clue to finding it lies with Erin Killian, a mysterious Irishwoman who's older than she looks. They must learn to trust each other if they're to survive against pirates, murderous religious fanatics and an army of the Undead.

Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m.

My Tears for an Idiot

Written by Greg Aldrich

Directed by Christopher Ceradsky,

With dramaturgy by Brooke Oehme

Stabbed through her chest on her wedding night, Nastasya Filippovna, the heroine of Dostoevsky’s novel The Idiot, recounts her experiences within and outside of the book to unearth why she was destined to die on the happiest night of her life and why those answers plague her in the afterlife.

Free Performances 

Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
New Faces
New majors make their departmental debut in an evening of scenes, monologues and songs.
C. H. Moe Theater
Thursday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest Artist - Tim Mooney
Moliere than Thou
SIU alumnus and veteran performer Tim Mooney brings his one-man play of the work of Moliere to SIU.
McLeod Theater. FREE
Big Muddy Shorts
Readings of short plays by SIU Playwrights. Dates and location vary. For information check out the SIU Playwriting Facebook page. FREE
Pre-Show Lecture Series
There is a preshow lecture at 1:30 p.m. before each of the Sunday matinee performances of the four subscription shows. FREE. Tickets are required to the performances.

Special High School Matinee and Drama Daze

Wednesday, April 6, 10-2 p.m.
Drama Daze
High school students participate in a crazy day of theater workshops and performances.
Interested high school teachers should contact Susan Patrick Benson at
$5.00/student, includes pizza lunch and breakfast snack
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.
Special High School Matinee
Hansel and Gretel
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. – McLeod Theater
A special matinee performance of the opera for high school students.
For reservations contact Scott Elliott at
$5.00/ person

Getting tickets is EASY!

Box Office services for SIU Theater are provided by SIU Intercollegiate Athletics. Ordering tickets is easy. You may order tickets BY PHONE, ONLINE, in person or by mail.  Please note that some fees apply.

  • By phone at 618/453-6000
  • In person at McLeod Theater: Monday–Friday, Noon–4:30 pm (while classes are in session, excluding holidays)
  • In person at the Arena box office
  • Online at