Announcing the 2017-2018
Edgewood College
Theatre Season:


Ticket Prices:

$8 Edgewood college students, seniors and military
$15 general admission


SHOUT! The Mod Musical

By Phillip George & David Lowenstein
Directed by Phil Martin
September 15, 16, 22, 23
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England swings with the sounds of SHOUT! The Mod Musical. This fun-filled review tracks the lives of five young women coming of age in the liberating days of 1960s London. With such classic tunes as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Diamonds Are Forever,” SHOUT! chronicles the dawning of the new women’s liberation movement, seen with the rise of such pop luminaries as Dusty Springfield, Petula Cark, and Lulu. The eye-popping fashions, psychedelic dances, and groovy songs will definitely make you want to stand up and SHOUT!

The Penelopiad

By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Jeanne Leep
November 10, 11, 17, 18
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Who tells the story? 
Margret Atwood’s groundbreaking and proactive play retells the tale of Homer’s The Odyssey, through the lens of Odysseus’s long suffering wife, Penelope.  With characteristic a wry wit, Atwood recounts the plight of Penelope as she waits for husband to return—fending off hundreds of suitors as she and her handmaidens hold together the house Odysseys abandoned for his quest.  Upon his return, Odysseus inexplicably hangs Penelope’s twelve maids—a footnote in the original story, but the central event in Atwood’s retelling.

STUMPED! Theatre for Young Audiences

By Theatre for Young Audiences Class
Directed by Susan Nanning Sorenson
Tuesday, December 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm
STUMPED! Poster

This original piece, created by students in the Theatre for Young Audiences class, explores the issues surrounding kids and texting in our technology filled world.

The Rail Splitter

By Rick Cleveland
Directed by Audrey Lauren Wax
February 23, 24, March 2, 3
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The Rail Splitter is a play about Abraham Lincoln — except, really, it’s not. This is not your grandfather’s Abe Lincoln play. If anyone comes to this thinking they’re seeing an Abe Lincoln play, they’re making a mistake. The play follows a group of college students and a writer as they attempt to write a play about the 16th president. The students begin with the best intentions but get incredibly — and hilariously — off track. Their efforts go so wrong, so haywire, that the results are basically disastrous. The more they dig up, the more ridiculous their ideas become. Cleveland wrote this to show just how far people can get from a starting point. It’s a satire of the docudrama genre.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Susan Nanning Sorenson
April 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5
As You Like It Poster

A classic Shakespearean comedy featuring strong female leads, mistaken identities, and hilarious attempts at finding love in the forest of Arden.

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View photos from the Fall 2016 performances of Boeing-Boeing

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View photos from the Fall 2015 performances of Woods of Weaver

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View photos from the Fall 2015 performances of The Crucible

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View photos from the Spring 2016 performance of The Caucasian Chalk Circle
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