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SIU Department of Theater  ♦  2018—2019 Season


McLeod Theater Four-Show Season Subscription

Curtain Times: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
McLeod Theater (SIU Communications Building - South Entrance)
Four-show subscription: Adults $64, Students $24
Individual Tickets: Adults $18, Students $6


Oct. 4-7, 2018
PIPPIN
Book by Roger O. Hirson; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by J. Thomas Kidd, choreographed by Darryl Clark

Pippin—youngest son to Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne—has recently graduated from the University and is searching for his purpose. Encouraged by a group of seductive actors he tries war, sex, politics, revolution, and simple family life, before being lured into a death defying and extraordinary act of final fulfillment.


Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2018
IN THE SHADOW OF HIS LANGUAGE
By Jacob Juntunen, SIU Theater Resident Playwright
Directed by J. Thomas Kidd

A first-generation college student is asked by her mentor to give up everything in order to succeed in the world of academia. Will what she gains be worth what she loses?


Feb. 21-24, 2019
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine
Directed by Timothy J. Fink, choreographed by Darryl Clark

Inspired by George Seurat’s famous painting which hangs in the Chicago Art Museum, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” Sondheim’s most autobiographical musical explores the challenges of creating art by comparing two artists—100 years apart and both named Georgeas they struggle to balance a life in art.


May 2-5, 2019
JULIUS CAESAR
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Segun Ojewuyi

One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most thrilling tragedies explores humankind’s epic struggle with the conflicting demands of politics, patriotism, corruption, honor, friendship and betrayal.


SPECIAL PRODUCTIONS

Nov. 9-11, 2018
Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theater ♦ Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

PUNK ROCK
Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Kyle Aschbrenner (SIU Theater, Class of 2019)

In this SIU student directed and produced production, a group of outspoken 17 year-olds navigate their way through the pressures of their last year in high school hoping to avoid catastrophe and make it to it to their futures.


Apr. 4-7, 2019
Christian H. Moe Laboratory Theater ♦ Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
THE BIG MUDDY NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Featured Workshop Production:

MY TEARS FOR AN IDIOT
By Greg Aldrich
A celebration of new plays featuring this new work and readings of new full length plays by SIU student playwrights.


Apr. 12 & 13, 2019
Shryock Auditorium ♦ Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Illinois Dance Company and the SIU Department of Theater present:

EPHEMERA: The Spring Dance Concert
Artistic Director, Darryl Clark
A dance concert featuring new works by faculty and student choreographers.
*NOTE: Tickets for each EPHEMERA performance will be on sale at the door.*


SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL MATINEES

May 2, 2019
McLeod Theater ♦ 10:00 a.m.

JULIUS CAESAR
Written by William Shakespeare


March 27, 2019
McLeod Theater ♦ 9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

DRAMA DAZE
A day of Theater fun for High School Students featuring workshops and performances for High School students.


Getting tickets is EASY!

Box Office services for SIU Theater are provided by the SIU Arena Ticket Office. 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 877-SALUKIS (877-725-8547)
  • 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