Both Music and Drama departments perform complete productions Fall and Spring semesters. They are fully costumed, staged, with live orchestra when appropriate.


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Tickets: Premium $40; Adult $25; Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Senior, Military $20; Students $10

Box Office: 202-319-4000
To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please contact us at 202-319-5358.

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    The Wolves

    by  Sarah DeLappe

    September 26 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 27 at 8 p.m.
    September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
    September 28 and 29 at 2 p.m

    Every week, nine teenage girls on a soccer team meet to warm up.  Their conversations — filled with attitude, anxiety, and hope — humorously tackle the large and small challenges of their approaching adult lives.

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    9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL

    Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton
    Book by Patricia Resnick

    October 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.
    October 19 and 20 at 2 p.m.

    Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy — giving their boss the boot! While he remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?

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    Too Many Sopranos

    Music by Edwin Penhorwood
    Libretto by Mika Lynn

    October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    October 26 at 2 p.m.

    Heritage Hall

    It seems that planet Earth isn’t the only place with too many sopranos. St. Peter finds himself having to explain to some recent arrivals at the pearly gates that there is only room for one of them in the Heavenly choir. What’s a girl to do? Join us in Heritage Hall for an intimate and hilarious look into the afterlife of opera singers.

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    The Caucasian Chalk Circle

    By Bertolt Brecht
    Translated by Eric Bentley
    Hartke Studio

    November 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
    November 16 and 17 at 2 p.m.

    In this epic parable, a brave and intrepid peasant girl rescues a baby in the midst of a flaming, war-torn city. As she strives to save herself and the child, she proves a better caregiver than its wealthy and selfish natural parents. 

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    The Ties that Bind

    By Kelly Armstrong, MFA Playwriting
    Candidate Hartke Studio

    February 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    February 8 and 9 at 2 p.m.

    It’s Thanksgiving in the town of Bethel, North Carolina, and a family gathers together to celebrate. But underneath the pristine veneer of their lives and the loving counsel of Pastor Viola, two cousins face a crisis that threatens to expose the hidden fissures in the family’s life.

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    A Little Night Music

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by Hugh Wheeler

    February 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m.
    February 29 and March 1 at 2 p.m.
    Callan Theatre

    Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick’s wife, Anne; Desirée’s current lover, the Count; and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. Both men — as well as their jealous wives — agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

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    The Tender Land

    Music by Aaron Copland
    Libretto by Horace Everett (aka Erik Johns)

    March 26, 27, 28 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
    March 29, 2020 at 2 p.m.
    Hartke Theater

    Aaron Copland, the “dean of American composers,” may have thought that opera was “la forme fatale,” but that did not stop him from creating a quintessential American coming-of-age opera. Inspired by James Agee’s and Walker Evans’ Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Copland had college singers in mind and thought universities were the most congenial venue for this work. Please join us in our congenial venue, the Hartke Theater.

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    Measure for Measure

    By William Shakespeare

    April 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    April 25 and 26 at 2 p.m.
    Hartke Theatre

    Novitiate Isabella pleads with a powerful ruler to save her incarcerated brother from the death penalty and he offers her a deal: If she has sex with him, he will save her brother. Negotiating a moral path through the situation, she finds the strength to forge her voice and identity.

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