March 18, 2020
In accordance with college, state, and federal guidance all events scheduled in the Theatre Department facilities are canceled for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Due to the dynamic nature of the coming weeks and months, we are not currently finalizing any decisions about the rescheduling of canceled events. It is most important that we focus on our transition to remote teaching in order to safeguard the health and safety of our students and ensure they can complete their academic commitments.
Our faculty and staff are disappointed and deeply saddened by this change in experience for our students and audiences. To our students, know that we are still here and that we appreciate all the energy you have devoted to the department this year. Whether we are putting on a show or not, we are all still part of one SUNY Oneonta theatre family.
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Kiara Pipino
October 4-5 @7:30pm, October 6 @2pm
October 8-10 @7:30pm
Tickets go on sale: September 20th
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Dr. John McCaslin-Doyle
November 6-9 @7:30pm, November 10 @2pm
Tickets go on sale: October 28th
This 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play is also the SUNY Oneonta Common Read for 2019. Playwright Ayad Akhtar will be on campus September 23rd for the Mills Distinguished lecture.
Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she's an artist, and her work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Andrew Kahl
February 28-29 @7:30pm, March 1 @2pm
March 3-5 @7:30pm
Tickets go on sale: February 17th
Lysander loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Demetrius loves Hermia. Helena loves Demetrius. No one loves Helena (poor Helena). This byzantine love quadrangle turns even more ludicrous when, lost in the woods on a midsummer’s eve, the love-struck quartet finds themselves at the mercy of a band of mischievous fairies armed with a potent love potion. Throw a scorned queen, a donkey’s head, and a troupe of enthusiastically inept actors into the fray, and before you know it you’ll be howling “Lord, what fools these mortals be!”
Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson,
Marshall Barer, and Dean Fuller
Directed by Kiara Pipino
April 15-17 @7:30pm, April 18 @2pm
Tickets go on sale: April 6th
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Mask & Hammer Productions
Productions by the Mask & Hammer theatre club are entirely student produced and directed.
Gruesome Playground Injuries
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Briana Powers
October 24-26 @7:30pm, October 27 @2pm
Tickets on sale: October 14th
An accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. In a series of non-linear vignettes that bounce over three decades of a relationship, Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, and from there build a complex connection over a lifetime of injuries, both physical and emotional. Truly a different type of love story.
I and You
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Emily Kramer
March 26-28 @7:30pm, March 29 @2pm
Tickets on sale: March 16th
Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Instagram and Facebook for company. That is, until classmate Anthony bursts in – uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman's poetry and a school project due the next day… Caroline is unimpressed all around. But an unlikely friendship develops and a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair's hopes and dreams - as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them even further.
Free with a student ID
$10 general admission for the musical
$5 general admission for all other shows
Mask & Hammer Productions
$3 with a student ID
$5 general admission
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.
A 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.
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.
All SUNY Oneonta students are encouraged to audition for department productions.
For a listing of past productions see the department’s Production Archive.