Current Season | Theater | SIU

Southern Illinois University

Current Season | Theater | SIU



College of Liberal Arts

stage lighting for HAIR scene

Current Season


Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty;
Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow

Oct. 24-27
Tony Award Winning Musical

Three families from different ethnic and social backgrounds form the basis of this epic and moving musical of the reshaping of America during the early 20th century immigration experience. 1998 Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
McLeod Theater
Directed by Tim Fink
Music Direction by Kevin Smith

Presented in conjunction with the SIU School of Music.


By Sam Shepard

Nov. 21-24
Shatterring Drama

A cowboy/stuntman hoping to reunite with his old flame discovers past pain and family secrets in this shattering and raw drama.

Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
McLeod Theater
Directed by Susan Patrick Benson


Music by Johann Strauss II, Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee.

Feb. 28-March2
Festive Operetta

A man plans a fancy-dress ball as a mischievous revenge for a practical joke played on him in this hilarious and festive operetta.Recommended for all audiences.

Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
McLeod Theater
Directed by Tim Fink
Performed in English
With the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra


By Jacob Juntunen

April 3 - 6
Thought Provoking New Drama

The final hour before Joan of Arc’s burning is the story told in this engaging and thought provoking new drama.

Thurs. - Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
C.H. Moe Theater
Directed by TBA


By August Wilson

April 24-27
Insightful Drama

A black ivy-league lawyer launching a mayoral campaign uncovers an unscrupulous real estate development plan in this insightful drama of the clear and present danger of assimilation. 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Play.

Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.
McLeod Theater
Directed by Segun Ojewuyi

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 Southern Tickets Online. 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
  • On line at
  • In person at McLeod Theater: Mon. – Fri., 12 – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays)