SIU Department of Theater
4 show Subscription Series –$56/$24
Individual Tickets - $16/$6
Performances –Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m Sunday at 2 p.m.
October 2 – October 5
Book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, with additional lyrics by Kander and Holmes.
Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone.
A stage-struck detective tries to solve a backstage murder and fix an ailing Broadway show in this musical Show-biz murder mystery send-up by Kander and Ebb, the composing team of “Chicago” and “Cabaret.”
November 20 - 24
By Bruce Norris
Inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.
In 1959, a white neighborhood is up in arms about the eminent sale of a house to a black family. In 2009, the situation is reversed in this feisty and funny look at race relations and real estate in a changing America.
Winner of the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
The Whipping Man
February 19 - 22
Harrowing secrets unfold in this riveting story of a Jewish man and two black Jewish slaves struggling to adapt to a new world at the end of the Civil War.
The Children's Hour
April 23 - 26
By Lillian Hellman
A young girl’s accusation of romantic involvement destroys the lives of two private school headmistresses.
Individual Tickets $16/$6
Performances — Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
October 23 – 26
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson
This smart and steamy take on Stevenson’s suspenseful tale of a man’s inner battle between good and evil casts multiple actors as Mr. Hyde.
C. H. Moe Theater
Chamber Opera – Double Bill
February 5 – 8
By John Duke. Based on Ludvig Holberg's comedy "The Changed Bridegroom"
Daughters conspire to prevent their widowed mother from wedding a young army officer by presenting her with a new paramour, her maid disguised as a man.
The Music Shop
By Richard Wargo. Based on Anton Chekhov's comic short story "Forgot."
Music shop clerks try to help a bumbling husband who has forgotten the song his domineering wife has sent him to purchase.
With the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Big Muddy New Play Festival
March 26 – 29
New works by SIU playwrights.
The Festival includes one fully-mounted production and several staged readings of new plays.
Titles to be announced. Staged readings are free. Tickets are required for the fully mounted production.
C.H. Moe Theater
For more information about upcoming free events, click here.
New Faces, Saturday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
An evening of scenes, monologues and musical numbers performed by new Department majors.
C.H. Moe Theater
Big Muddy Shorts – Dates and location vary
Readings of short plays by SIU playwrights
For information check out the SIU Playwriting Facebook page.
Pre-show Lecture Series
There is a pre-show lecture at 1:30 p.m. before each of the Sunday matinee performances.
Note: The special pre-show lecture before The Children’s Hour will begin at 1 p.m.
Special Guest Artists
International director, teacher and artistic director of Berlin-based Actors Space, conducts a two week intensive training session on Meisner acting technique beginning January 21,2015, and culminating in a public performance on Monday, February 9 in the C.H. Moe Theater. The intensive is open to anyone by audition.
Robert A. Schanke
Well-known theater historian and gay rights activist conducts a special class about LGBTQ issues and the social impact of the 1936 production of The Children’s Hour, April 23–27, 2015. Mr. Schanke will give a special pre-show lecture at 1 p.m. before the Sunday matinee performance of The Children’s Hour, April 26.
Pre-show Lecture Series
There will be a pre-show lecture at 1:30 pm in the MCMA Dean’s Conference Room before each of the Sunday matinee performances*. Free.
Funding for Department productions is provided in part by the Students’ Fine Arts Activity Fee.
Getting tickets is EASY!
Box Office services for SIU Theater are provided by SIU Event Services. Ordering tickets is easy. You may order tickets BY PHONE, ON LINE, in person or by mail. Please note that some fees apply.
- By phone at 618-453-6000
- In person at McLeod Theater: Mon. – Fri., 12 – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays)