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2021-2022 Theatre Season




By Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Cara Smole `22 (Capstone Project)
"Kate Hardcastle" played by Emily Cothran `22 (Capstone Project)
September 30-October 2, 8:00 p.m. at the Overlook


Kate Hardcastle is looking for love, but Charles Marlow is making it hard to find. When fate draws the two of them together, Kate stoops to conquer the heart and mind of her perplexing suitor. In Oliver Goldsmith’s famous comedy, Kate and her friend Constance have to work around the expectations of polite society to each secure a husband. To make matters worse, Kate’s pesky brother, Tony Lumpkin, works some mischief of his own which results in many mistakes of the night.


Auditions for remaining roles on Monday, August 30 from 7-9:30 at the Overlook (Sanderson in case of rain). Contact Cara Smole for more information.
Audition Materials







By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Prof. Camille Hallstrom
Gospel Choir directed by James Ward
November 18-20, 8:00 p.m. in Sanderson Theater


With his award-winning The Christians, playwright Lucas Hnath gives us "a mature... play about faith... a clever, searching and elusively profound work" (The Guardian). In it, Pastor Paul has spent 20 years successfully growing his church from a small storefront to a gleaming megachurch, but now he fears that there may be a crack in the theological foundation. As he shares his new belief in the nature of salvation, the message is met with surprise and then growing trepidation from his closest confidantes in the congregation, threatening to create a schism within the church. Hnath looks with great complexity and compassion at the relationship between belief and behavior—and his evenhanded, unbiased take on faith in modern America has been appreciated by audiences regardless of what they personally believe.


Auditions will be held Monday, August 30 from 7-9, speaking roles will audition in Sanderson Theatre, gospel choir singers will audition in Sanderson 201.
Audition Materials for Speaking Roles
Audition Materials for Singers


THE CHRISTIANS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.







Composed by Wolgang Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Directed by Keturah Stickann
Music Direction by Prof. David Tahere
Conducted by Prof. Lok Kim
February 24-26, 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel & Performing Arts Center


A fresh staging of Mozart’s fantastical opera using a new English translation, directed by guest artist Keturah Stickann, (Chautauqua, San Francisco, Houston Grand, and Arizona Opera).


Auditions will be held September 8 from 5:30-9:00 in the Chapel & Performing Arts Center, contact David Tahere for more information.
Audition Sign-up and Music







By Thornton Wilder
Directed by TBA
January 27-29, 8:00 p.m. in Sanderson Theater


Auditions will be during the fall semester.


“The Long Christmas Dinner” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.







By Arthur Miller
Directed by Jon Schimpf `23
March 30-April 2, 8:00 p.m. in Sanderson Theater


THE CRUCIBLE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Cara Smole

"I absolutely love my professors. I spend a lot of time with them from classes to rehearsals, which results in more of a mentor relationship. I think I have cried with all of them. That is one of the perks of a smaller department."
 - theatre major Cara Smole '22

Jon Schimpf

"Professor Hallstrom has taught me so much and has challenged the way that I view art and theatre. In Christian circles, art can often seem like an ostracizing activity, but Professor Hallstrom has shown me that art and theatre are not only ways we can worship the Lord, but they are also ways to minister to non-believers. By telling stories that teach biblical virtues in beautiful and thought-provoking ways, art and theatre can minister in ways that other forms of ministry may not be able to."
 - theatre major Jon Schimpf '23