University Theatre

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, University Theatre, 2016

The mission of University Theatre is to bring thought-provoking plays that challenge all participants to see and engage with the world around us.  As an academic institution engaged in the arts, we feel we have an obligation to bring plays to the stage that challenge us and make everyone on-stage and off think about who they are, where they come from, and what their role in the world is and should be. We stage a minimum of two fully realized theatrical production per academic year.  Supported by students and community members, we welcome anyone to audition for our shows as well as help with the many backstage opportunities.

If you would like to learn more or to volunteer your time, please contact Dr. Thomas Campbell, director of University Theatre and Assistant Professor of Communication & Theatre Arts.

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$10* for general public
$5* for Seniors (65+) and non-UW-Sheboygan Students
FREE to all UW-Sheboygan Students with current ID

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2017-18 Season

"The Power of Narrative"

This season, University Theatre is using the act of storytelling to engage our audiences directly and intimately. All our shows this season rely heavily on 1st-person narrative & monologues to explore perspectives and tell stories.  

Additionally, this year we are converting our main-stage into a black-box space to enhance the intimacy of each production - so seating is limited.  Get your tickets in advance.

One Step Up

Written and Performed by Thomas Michael Campbell
September 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.

The springboard production of our 2017-18 season focusing on narrative performance, this show is part personal narrative, part TedTalk, part love letter, and all theatre!  

Written and performed by Dr. Campbell, director of University Theatre, this solo-performance weaves together the personal and the performative as Campbell discusses our cultural and personal relationships to alcoholism and addiction.  

**suggested for mature audiences**

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Bash

by Neil LaBute
November 15-18 at 7:30 p.m.

BASH is drama made up of 3 short plays, all told from the first-person directly to the audience.  The first story, Iphigenia in Orem, is a modern retelling of the Agamemnon myth. In the second, A Gaggle of Saints, a young couple retells their own versions of a dark night. The final story, Medea Redux, is a modern retelling of the Medea myth.

“All three are unblinking portraits of the complexities of evil in everyday life, exhibiting Labute’s signature raw lyrical intensity.” – Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.

**suggested for mature audiences**

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Collaborator

by Yussef El Guindi
January 31 - February 3, 2018  at 7:30 p.m.

This one-woman play features Cass, an actress who invites us to 'slide into her bed sheets" as she looks back and examines her past relationships with us." Through this first-person perspective, El Guindi is able to unlock a story that is complicated, nerve-wracking, insightful and culturally relevant.  

"COLLABORATOR is a must-see for every human being, as the questions it provokes are ones we should all consider.  It's ceaseless fluctuation from hilarious to heart-wrenching moments is one you might be able to find in your own life." - Miquelle Radich, DramaInTheHood

**suggested for mature audiences**

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Rainy Day People

by Todd McCullough
April 11-14, 2018

The story focuses on Zack, a morose and cynical New York writer, who has been able to turn his misery into a profitable news-column.  However, all of Zack's success is threatened when he falls in love and discovers that he's...gulp... happy.... Yikes!

Winner of the 2002 Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award, this play offers a comedic take on love, sex and "other antidepressants."  

**suggested for mature audiences**

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