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SIU Department of Theater  ♦  2019—2020 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. 17–20, 2019 | Oct. 24–27, 2019
EVIL DEAD - THE MUSICAL
Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt
Directed by J. Thomas Kidd

Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleashing an evil terror. In this comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to songs written specifically for the musical.


Dec. 5–8, 2019
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Written by Harper Lee
Directed by Segun Ojewuyi

Atticus has a special relationship with his children. Jean Louise remembers how he took every opportunity to teach them something. However, their greatest lesson was about to emerge, and their world about to change, when Atticus agrees to take on an impossible case: to defend in court Tom Robinson, a black man, when he is charged with raping Mayella Ewell, an impoverished white girl.


Feb. 20–23, 2020
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (The Musical!)
Written by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell
Directed by Darryl Clark

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is composed of five versions of the sambe basic story in the styles of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is a performance that connects the works of the great makers of musical theatre by re-imagining them side-by-side to be mocked, to be criticized, and inevitably, to be loved.


April 23–26, 2020
SWEAT
Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Segun Ojewuyi

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat, exposes the collapse of the American working class in the new millenium. When backed up against the wall and left with neither income nor hope, people sink into the dark places of their humanity. The ramifications of humanity's anger and the power of forgiveness and redemption are dramatically explored.


SPECIAL PRODUCTIONS

Mar. 26–29, 2020
THE BIG MUDDY NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
A celebration of new plays, featuring the works of SIU student playwrights, including a featured staged performance and readings of new full-length plays:

  • DysFuNkTiOnal?
    Written by Teresa McKinley
    Directed by Jennifer Caudell

  • The Thread That Snapped
    Written by Austin Harrison
    Directed by Susan Patrick Benson

SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL MATINEE & DRAMA DAZE

To Kill a Mockingbird (Special School Matinee)
Dec. 5, 2019 ♦ 10 a.m. ♦ McLeod Theater
For Reservations: Contact Anne Fletcher at afletch@siu.edu

Drama Daze
Mar. 18, 2020 ♦ 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. ♦ McLeod Theater ♦ $5/Student
For Reservations: Contact Darryl Clark at darryl.clark@siu.edu


FREE PERFORMANCES/EVENTS

New Faces
Sept. 21, 2019 ♦ 7:30 p.m. ♦ McLeod Theater
New majors make their departmental debut in an evening of scenes, monologues and songs.

Big Muddy Shorts
Readings of short plays by SIU Playwrights. Dates and locations vary. For information, check out the SIU Playwriting Facebook page.

Directing Presentations
Senior Directing students showcase their final works in a night of staged scenes and one-acts.

Pre-Show Lecture Series
There is a pre-show lecture at 1:30 p.m. before each of the Sunday Matinee performances of the four subscription shows. Tickets to the performances are required.


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