Main stage productions

Upcoming 2018-2019 main stage productions

Baltimore Promo ImageBaltimore

8 p.m. March 1*, 2, 8, 9 and 2 p.m March 10, 2019
Watters Theater

Written by Kirsten Greenidge
Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

It's less than a month into the fall semester and Shelby, an African-American resident advisor in a northeastern college, has already spent hours beyond what she expected providing emotional support to her new students and an over-anxious mother or two. She wants to pursue her passion (journalism) and indulge in being a student for a bit...but a racist act perpetrated in her dorm ignites the campus, dividing her students and demanding action from Shelby. As pressure to address the controversy mounts from students, the new dean, and even her best friend, Shelby must decide if she will enter the fray or watch her community come apart at the seams. Sharp, funny, and searing, Baltimore is a timely drama with an unfiltered look inside racism on college campuses.

Following the 8 p.m. performances on March 1 and 9, join the cast, director and hosts from the Multicultural Resource Center, the Student Association and B.A.M.S. for discussion with audience members about the production and ways to be proactive during incidents of discrimination and microaggressions.

*Opening night special: Student tickets are $5, discount available at the box office only.

The Burial at Thebes
A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

8 p.m. April 26*, 27, May 3 and 2 p.m April 28, May 5, 2019
Watters Theater

by Seamus Heaney
Directed by Elizabeth Mozer

Sophocles' Antigone has been a beacon of poetic drama since the fifth century B.C. In his gripping adaptation, Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet Seamus Heaney exposes the humanity and darkness of Sophocles' compelling masterpiece. In war-torn Thebes, Antigone learns that her brothers have killed each other in battle. Creon, King of Thebes (and Antigone's uncle), grants burial for one brother, but forbids it for the other who is considered an enemy of the state. Creon threatens death to anyone who disobeys his decree. Does Antigone have the courage to defy her uncle? Will she risk her life in pursuit of justice? Will Creon listen to reason before it's too late?

*Opening night special: Student tickets are $5, discount available at the box office only.

Ticket information

Ticket prices

  • $18 general

  • $16 alumni/faculty/senior/staff

  • $10 student

Where to buy tickets

Purchase at the Box Office located in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts or call 607-777-2787. Tickets available online as well (fees apply).

Box office hours

Monday–Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. through opening curtain on the day of performance.

Saturday–Sunday: 2 hours prior to opening curtain.

Have special seating requirements?

Contact the Box Office at 607-777-2787 prior to the show in order to make arrangements.

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