Current Season


NOTE: All performances will be subject to University guidelines for campus events regarding safety measures, seating capacity, and eligible audiences. We are hopeful for full in-person audiences but if conditions dictate otherwise, accommodations will be made to ensure performer, crew, and audience safety.

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RASHOMON by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin, Based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

  • PERFORMANCE DATES: July 15-25 & September 16-26, 2021
  • LOCATION: Ronald E. Mitchell Theatre
  • DIRECTOR: David Furumoto, UW Theatre and Drama Faculty
  • DESCRIPTION In a secluded forest, a samurai is killed, his wife assaulted, and a bandit arrested. But the shifting stories of what happened reveal the elusive nature of truth. Based on the landmark film by Akira Kurosawa.

DON JUAN by Molière, translated into English by Richard Wilbur

  • REHEARSAL DATES: September 27-November 3, 2021
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: November 4-21, 2021
  • LOCATION: Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre
  • DIRECTOR: Mark H., UW Theatre and Drama Faculty
  • DESCRIPTION: The notorious rake Don Juan defies conventional morality with his scandalous affairs, deceitful behavior, and blasphemy. Can the libertine’s soul be redeemed or do the gates of Hell beckon?



  • REHEARSAL DATES: October 18-December 1, 2021 (OFF November 24-28 – Thanksgiving break)
  • PERORMANCE DATES: December 2-12, 2021
  • LOCATION: Ronald E. Mitchell Theatre
  • DIRECTOR: Guest Artist Pamela Sterling
  • DESCRIPTION: Valerie is a poisoner, her sister-in-law Claire is a virgin, Webster is an indentured servant, her mistress Georgina is a pain in the ass, and Prudence and Fortitude have a weird feeling about each other…but can we call it witchcraft? BONNETS is a dark comedy that plays with elements of camp, history, violence, and rock ‘n roll. Produced as part of the Big Ten Theatre Consortium New Play Initiative.

A PIECE OF MY HEART by Shirley Lauro

  • REHEARSAL DATES: December 13-16, 2021 & January 25-March 2, 2022
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: March 3-11, 2022
  • LOCATION: Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre
  • DIRECTOR: Baron Kelly, UW Theatre and Drama Faculty
  • DESCRIPTION: UW-Madison alumna Shirley Lauro tells the true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. A work with the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history. “There have been a number of plays dealing with Vietnam, but none with the direct, emotional impact of Ms. Lauro’s work.” – The New York Times

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe

  • REHEARSAL DATES: February 21-April 13, 2022 (OFF March 12-20 – Spring break)
  • PERFORMANCE DATES: April 14-24, 2022 (no performance April 17 – Easter Sunday)
  • LOCATION: Ronald E. Mitchell Theatre
  • DIRECTOR: Guest Artist Dennis Courtney
  • DESCRIPTION: The darkly delicious story of Veronica, who is desperate to join the ruthless clique “The Heathers.” After falling for the new bad boy, JD, Veronica is kicked out of the clique and the pair resolve to rid Westerberg High School of the cruelly popular elite forever. Ahilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal musical based on the cult classic film.