Season Shows

Fine Arts Center

Coronavirus Update: August 24, 2021

In accordance with college COVID-19 requirements and procedures, we plan to rehearse and perform our 2021-2022 season shows in-person. Audiences will be invited into our theaters to enjoy these performances as allowed by college and departmental policy at the time of each performance. Currently, this policy includes a requirement for all members of the audience to be masked while inside the Fine Arts Center. While we are enthusiastic about collaborating with our students to offer live theater again, we are also prepared to adjust our plan as necessary to protect the health and safety of our students and audiences. We thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at a performance this season!

Sincerely, The SUNY Oneonta Theatre Department

2021-2022 Season


Department Productions

The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kiara Pipino

October 1-2 @7:30pm
October 3 @2pm
October 5-7 @7:30pm

Hamblin Theater

Tickets go on sale: September 20th

Masks are required for all members of the audience while inside the Fine Arts Center.

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection… that ends in a song and a scaffold.
-Dramatists Play Service

Noises Off

By Michael Frayn
Directed by John McCaslin-Doyle

November 3-5 @7:30pm
November 6 @2pm

Goodrich Theater

Tickets go on sale: October 25th

Masks are required for all members of the audience while inside the Fine Arts Center.

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
-Concord Theatricals

LOVE/SICK

By John Cariani
Directed by Andrew Kahl

March 9-10 @7:30pm
March 23-25 @7:30pm
March 26 @2pm

Hamblin Theater

Tickets go on sale: February 21st

A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.
-Dramatists Play Service

Once Upon a Mattress

Music by Mary Rodgers
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by Kiara Pipino

April 27-29 @7:30pm
April 30 @2pm

Goodrich Theater

Tickets go on sale: April 18th

Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
-Concord Theatricals


Mask & Hammer Productions

Productions by the Mask & Hammer theatre club are entirely student produced and directed.

Melanol

Written and directed by Kyora Wallace

April 7-9 @7:30pm
April 10 @2pm

Hamblin Theater

High School senior Ebony Warren has always been accused by friends and family of not being black enough. She decides to take matters into her own hands with a new drug called Melanol. Will it be the key to her wildest dreams? Or a brand-new nightmare?


Tickets

Prices

Department Productions
Free with a SUNY Oneonta student ID
$10 general admission for the musical
$5 general admission for all other shows

Mask & Hammer Productions
$3 with a SUNY Oneonta student ID
$5 general admission

Reservations

Online at tickets.oneonta.edu
In-person at the Hunt Union Information Desk
     Open Monday-Saturday from 1pm to 10pm
(Best if reserved prior to the first performance)

Tickets are available at the box office in the Fine Arts Center one hour before each scheduled performance

Students that are required to attend department productions for their classes should reserve tickets as early as possible; faculty will not make exceptions because performances are sold out

Directions & Parking

Directions to campus are available on the college website. The theaters are located in the Fine Arts Center at the north end of campus, near the intersection of Ravine Parkway and Bugbee Road. 

parking map is also available on the college website. Visitors that have no affiliation with the college may park on campus in any non-residential lot during “open” hours from 6pm to 2am on weekdays and from 6am to 2am on weekends. The parking lots across from the Fine Arts Center are all non-residential lots. At all other times, visitors must obtain a parking permit per the campus parking policy, with which they may only park in designated visitor or commuter (yellow) lots.

Other Events

Campus and community groups often use the theaters for events. The Theatre Department does not advertise or sell tickets for non-departmental events. Events that are open to the public are listed on the Campus Events Calendar. For more information about a non-departmental event it is recommended that you contact the producing organization directly.

Auditions

All SUNY Oneonta students are encouraged to audition for department productions.

Past Productions

For a listing of past productions see the department’s Production Archive.

 

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