Performances

THE BLUE ROOM
by David Hare
Oct. 1–5

A sensation in London and on Broadway, The Blue Room depicts a daisy chain of ten sexual encounters between five women and five men portraying the hypocrisy, the folly and the loneliness of this roundelay. Freely adapting from Arthur Schnitzler's original play La Rhonde, Hare has moved the action from turn-of-the-century Vienna to our time and infused the sketches with witty and provocative modern nuances. Director Christopher Owens furthers this updating by surrounding the piece in a digital, social media world where nothing can remain private for long.

For mature audiences: adult language and moments of nudity.

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday

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DANCEVENT
Oct. 22–25

A concert of original choreography by Dance faculty members Joan Gavaler, Leah Glenn, and Lauren Morris, performed by faculty, the Orchesis Dance Company and guest artists. 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday

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AVENUE Q
music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
book by Jeff Whitty
Nov. 12–15 and 19–22

AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut (need we say more?), and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life!

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Adult language, themes and simulated puppet sex. 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday

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ORESTEIA
by Aeschylus
Feb. 25–28

Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must continue the endless cycle of revenge by murdering his mother? 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday

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AN EVENING OF DANCE
Mar. 24–26

Student choreographers present an exciting array of dances inspired by stories from their lives, their surroundings, and the unknown. Original works are performed by members of the Orchesis Dance Company. 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday

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LEND ME A TENOR
by Ken Ludwig
Apr. 21–24

The Cleveland Opera Company is buzzing with anticipation as world-renowned tenor Tito Morelli is scheduled to play Othello for one night. But what’s an opera company to do when the superstar takes the wrong dose of the wrong stuff and can’t go on? How many doors will have to slam in this hilarious, mistaken-identity farce to get someone on stage for Il Stupendo? Add identical costumes, a singing bellhop, and a seductive soprano, and chaos of operatic proportions ensues. 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday

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SECOND SEASON 

SEASCAPE
by Edward Albee
Oct. 16–18

On a deserted stretch of beach, a middle-aged couple relaxes after a picnic lunch and converse idly about home, family, and their life together. She sketches; he naps. Then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures, a pair of lizards from the depths of the ocean, with whom they engage in a fascinating dialogue. The emotional and intellectual reverberations of this bizarre conversation will linger in the heart and the mind long after the curtain falls–or the last page is turned.

PBK–Studio Theatre
7:30pm, Friday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
FREE

FALL DIRECTOR'S WORKSHOP
Nov. 3–Dec. 3

PBK–Studio Theatre
7:30pm, Monday–Thursday
FREE

PREMIERE THEATRE
Feb. 29–Mar. 3


PBK–Lab Theatre
7:30pm, Monday–Thursday
FREE