Theatre blog

  • Theatre Class Presents One-Act Plays

    December 5, 2018

    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of nine new directors in one-act plays at 8 p.m. Dec. 6-8 in the Ophelia Parrish Hall James G. Severns Theatre. Taught by assistant professor David Charles Goyette, the class directs plays from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final assignment. […]

  • Theatre Department Presents “The Spitfire Grill”

    November 5, 2018

    The Theatre Department will perform the musical “The Spitfire Grill” at 8 p.m. Nov. 7-10 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. “The Spitfire Grill” combines warm and satisfying music with a touching and exhilarating story. It follows the story of Percy Talbot after she has just been released from prison after serving […]

  • Casting for Directors’ Showcase

    October 3, 2018

    Auditions for the Fall Directors’ Showcase will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Black Box Theatre, Ophelia Parrish 2302. Nine new directors will be looking for actors for the showcase, which runs Dec. 6-8 in the Severns Theatre. Actors should prepare 60 seconds of material that shows how they move and talk. […]

  • Theatre Department Presents Comedic Play

    September 5, 2018

    The Theatre Department’s production of “In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should be Shot)” will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-29 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. The craziness of family get togethers around the holidays and other antics will be showcased in this comedic play. It is 6 p.m. and […]

  • Faculty Showcase: Love Letters

    August 20, 2018

    The Truman State University Department of Theatre will kick off the 2018-2019 year with our faculty show (starring Professors Randy Bame and Dana Smith). Join us as we put on A.R. Gurney’s tender and heart-wrenching play Love Letters, directed by Assistant Professor David Charles Goyette. Tickets are free of charge with general seating and shows […]

  • Theatre Class Presents One-Act Plays

    May 1, 2018

    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of six new directors in one-act plays at 8 p.m. May 3-4 in the Ophelia Parrish Hall James G. Severns Theatre. The class, taught by assistant professor David Charles Goyette, directs plays from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final […]

  • Trailer Shows Behind-the Scenes Action

    April 13, 2018

    Watch this trailer for a look at some behind-the-scenes action for “She Stoops to Conquer,” the final mainstage production for the Theatre Department’s 2017-2018 season. The show runs from April 18-21 in the James G. Severns Theater. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Box Office in the Ophelia Parrish Building/Fine Arts Center.  

  • Photos from Lab Show Rehearsal

    April 2, 2018

    The Theatre Department presented the Lab Show, “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” which was performed in the Black Box Theater April 5-7. Check out these  photos from some of the dress rehearsals. Watch a trailer Rapture, Blister, Burn Trailer "Rapture, Blister, Burn" is less than a week away! Check out this trailer to see a sneak peak […]

  • Senior Theatre Majors Direct One-Act Plays

    December 7, 2017

    For the Fall Directors’ Showcase Dec. 7-9,  theatre majors are directing one-act plays as part of the Play Direction class. On each night of the showcase in the James G. Severns Theater, the directing class will present a different set of one-act plays written by some of the best playwrights from around the country. These […]

  • Mainstage Season Features “Falsettos”

    November 8, 2017

    As part of the 2017-18 mainstage season, the Truman Theatre Department presented “Falsettos” Nov. 8-11. “Falsettos” is the hilarious and touching story of Marvin, a New York yuppie who leaves his wife, Trina, for another man. Trina marries her psychiatrist while everyone struggles to understand Marvin’s and Trina’s unusual son Jason. Despite the unorthodox situation, […]