High School Matinee Season

We are proud to announce our 2019-2020 High School Matinee Season. There will be four opportunities this year to experience Edgewood College Theatre’s productions in the Diane Ballweg Theatre for free!

Booking Your Group

Showings are completely free!

Please make reservations today for your class to attend. Call Audrey Wax at 608-663-2848 or e-mail AWax@edgewood.edu to make your reservation or to ask for more information.

Performances will run approximately one and a half to two hours. More information about the length of each play will be available as the performance draws closer.

Donations can be made to the Edgewood College’s student organization, Theatre Assembly, but are not expected.

The Taming

September 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30pm; additional performance Sept, 21 at 2pm
High School Matinee: Thursday, September 19, 10:00am
Written By: Lauren Gunderson
Directed By: guest artist Jake Penner, of Forward Theatre and American Players Theatre
Performed in: The Diane Ballweg Theatre, The Stream

When a right-wing political staffer and a left-wing social media activist are taken hostage by the reigning Miss Georgia on the eve of the Miss America Pageant, the trio are forced to re-write the U.S. Constitution before the beauty queen takes the stage to present their vision of a more perfect union to a country that’s lost its way.

The Drowsy Chaperone

November 15,16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm; additional performance Nov, 23 at 2pm
Written By: Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Lyrics By: Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Music By: Sergei Pavlov
Directed By: Jeanne Leep
Performed in: The Diane Ballweg Theatre, The Stream

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious and farcical musical parody.

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columbinus

February 28, 29, Mar 6, 7 at 7:30pm; additional performance Mar, 7 at 2pm
High School Matinee: Friday, March 6, 10:00am
Written By: Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli - Dramaturgy by: Patricia Hersch
Directed By: Audrey Wax.
Performed in: The Diane Ballweg Theatre, The Stream

The play, sparked by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., is a meeting of fact and fiction that illuminates the realities of adolescent culture by exploring the events surrounding the shootings. The play weaves together excerpts from discussions with parents, survivors and community leaders in Littleton as well as police evidence to bring to light the dark recesses of American adolescence.

The Triumph of Love

April 24, 25, May 1 at 8:00pm, May 2 at 7:30pm; additional performance May, 2 at 2pm
High School Matinee: Friday, May 1, 10:00am
Written By: Pierre Marivaux
Directed By: Susan Nanning-Sorenson.
Performed in: The Diane Ballweg Theatre, The Stream

First presented by theComediens Italians in 1732, this timeless comedy clearly demonstrates the ageless affinity of laughter and love. “Marivaux’s command of comedy is so adroit that the exploit moves as effortlessly as a master chess game, while the humor is pure delight…The present [production]…maintains such a delicious soufflé lightness to it all, that amusing phrases which might have jarred here merely enchant.” —NY Post

Beyond the Matinees

Want to take a group of students to an evening or weekend performance? We are happy to arrange a group rate for your class for any of our shows. Call Audrey Wax at 608-663-2848 or e-mail AWax@edgewood.edu to book your group. Availability may be limited, so book as early as possible. More information and complete dates for our entire season are at our Web Site.

Edgewood College Theatre is proud to offer talent scholarships for theatre to talented students. Awards vary, but more information is available at the Edgewood College Web Site. Your students can apply to Edgewood College and the talent scholarship for free by using waiver code 240.