KU Theatre

Past Seasons


The University Theatre 2012-13 Season
Glorious to View

My Fair Lady book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe
Directed by John Staniunus, musical direction by Ryan McCall
July 12, 13, 14, 15*, 19, 20, 21, 22*, 2012
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
KU Summer Theatre in Greece Reprise: Orestes by Euripedes
Adapted and Directed by Dennis Christilles
August 24, 25, 2012
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Guest Artist Alex Espy
October 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 2012
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal
Directed by Danny Devlin
October 25, 26, 27, 28* 30 & November 1, 2012
Inge Theatre
Into the Woods book by James Lapine, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by John Staniunus, musical direction by Ryan McCall
November 10, 11*, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 2012
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
If the Whole Body Dies by Robert Skloot
Directed by John Gronbeck-Tedesco
November 29, 30 & December 1, 2*, 3, 4, 5, 2012
Inge Theatre
Undergraduate Directing Project: Black Box
The American Dream by Edward Albee, directed by Jacci Lufkin
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, directed by Brian Laurence Buntin
February 14, 15, 16, 17*, 19, 20, 21, 2013
Inge Theatre
Alums Come Home VI: Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens a poetry and song cycle with book and lyrics by Bill Russel, music by Janet Hood
Directed by Bill Russell
February 28 & March 2, 3*, 2013
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Scott C. Knowles
April 3, 4, 5, 7*, 9, 10, 11, 2013
Inge Theatre
La Boheme, by Giacomo Puccini
Staged in cooperation with the School of Music and KU Opera featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by David Neely, Stage directed by Linda Ade Brand
April 19, 21*, 25, 27, 2013
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

The University Theatre 2011-12 Season
Imagining America

Shakespeare in Hollywood by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Mechele Leon
October 13, 14, 15, 16*, 2011
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Directed by Chinese Guest Artist Lei Guo-Hua
Novermber 12, 13*, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 2011
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Noah's Art by Ryan MCall (music) & Nathan Tysen (book & lyrics)
Directed by Alex Espy
December 2, 3, 4*, 10, 11*, 2011
Inge Theatre
Undergraduate Directing Project: Black Box
Auto-Da-Fe by Tennessee Williams and a performance by Musical Theatre for Kansas
February 16, 17, 2012
Inge Theatre
Summer & Smoke by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Boone Hopkins
March 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*, 2012
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
The Foreigner by Larry Shue
Directed by Scott Cox
March 30, 31*, April 1*, 3, 4, 5, 2012
Inge Theatre
Merrily We Roll Along, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by John Staniunas, Musical Direction by Ryan McCall
April 20, 21, 22*, 27, 28, 29*, 2012
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

The University Theatre 2010-11 Season
Artists of Tomorrow for Audiences Today

Pastiche a Friends of the Theatre Fundraiser for the Jack B. Wright Student Ticket Fund
Staged by John Staniunas
September 10, 2010
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
The Trojan Women restaging of the KU Summer Theatre in Greece production
Directed by Dennis Christilles
August 27, 28, 29*, 2010
Inge Theatre
Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
Directed by Jack Wright
October 7, 8, 9, 10*, 11, 12, 2010
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Hun Choi
October 28, 29, 30, 31*, November 2, 3, 2010
Inge Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Performed in the Original Pronunciation
Directed by Paul Meier
November 11, 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 2010
Stage Too!
Undergraduate Projects: Black Box
February 10, 11, 12, 13*, 14, 15, 2011
Inge Theatre
The Beaux' Stratagem by George Farquhar, adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
Directed by John Staniunas
February 24, 25, 26, 2011
March 4, 5, 6*, 2011
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
KU Theatre for Young People
Directed by Dennis Christilles
February 26, 2011 (10:30 a.m.)
February 27*, 2011
Inge Theatre
Man Equals Man by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Mechele Leon
April 7, 8, 9, 10*, 14, 15, 16, 2011
Inge Theatre
Hansel & Gretel an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck
Featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra, David Neely conductor
Directed by Kathleen Belcher
April 29, May 1*, 3, 5, 7, 8*, 2011
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

The University Theatre 2009-10 Season
Great Place. Great Plays.

Pastiche a Friends of the Theatre Fundraiser for theJack B. Wright Student Ticket Fund
Staged by John Staniunas
September 12, 2009
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
The 13 Clocks book by Fred Sadoff, music & lyrics by Mark Bucci, based on a book by James Thurber
Directed by Leslie Bennett
September 26 (10:30 a.m.), 27*, 2009
Inge Theatre
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tazewell Thompson, guest artist
October 8, 9, 10, 11*, 12 (1:00 p.m.), 13, 2009
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jack Wright
November 14, 15* & 19, 20, 21, 22*, 2009
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Distracted by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Jeff List
December 4, 5***, 6*, 7, 8, 9, 2009
Inge Theatre
KU Confidential an original devised piece created by Henry Bial and KU Students
February 4, 5, 6 (9:00 p.m.). 7*, 10, 11, 12, 13*, 2010
Inge Theatre
Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by John Gronbeck-Tedesco
February 26, 27, 28* & March 4, 5, 6, 2010
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Undergraduate Student Projects
March 25, 26, 27***, 28*, 31 & April 1, 2, 2010
Inge Theatre
Bedside by Tosin Morohunfola
Directed by Garrett Kelly
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane
Directed by Amy Virginia Buchanan
Anything Goes music & lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse
Directed by John Staniunas
Conducted and Music Directed by David Neely
April 23, 24, 25*, 29, 30 & May 1, 2010
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Kansas Summer Theatre 2009
Celebrate life in America!

The Spitfire Grill
Music and book by James Valcq • Lyrics and book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by John Staniunas
Music Direction by Barbara Puckett
June 26-28** & July 1-3, 2009
Stage Too! in Murphy Hall
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Directed by Boone J. Hopkins
July 17-19** & 24-26**
Stage Too! in Murphy Hall

The University Theatre 2008-09 Season
Cultivate Creativity

The King Stag by Sylvia Ashby, based on Il Re Cervo by Carlo Gozzi
Directed by Dennis Christilles
September 27 (10:30 a.m.), 28**, 2008
Inge Theatre
A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, translated by David Ives
Directed by Jack Wright
October 3, 4, 5**, 9, 10, 11, 2008
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Directed by Tazewell Thompson
November 7, 8, 9** & 13, 14, 15, 2008
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Book of Days by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Boone Hopkins
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (2:30 & 7:30 p.m.), 7**, 2008
Inge Theatre
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Chandra O. Hopkins
February 9, 10, 11, 13, 14*, 15**, 16, 2009
Inge Theatre
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert
Lyrics & Music by Frank Loesser
Originally staged by Abe Burrows
Directed by Mechele Leon
February 27, 28, March 4, 5, 6, 8**, 2009
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Anna in the Tropics
Directed by Julie Pratt
April 2, 3, 4*, 5**, 8, 9, 10, 11*, 2009
Inge Theatre
Tree of Life-Origins and Evolution
Creative Campus
April 24, 25, 2009
Lied Center

Kansas Summer Theatre 2008

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Created and directed by Algis Mazeika, visiting Fullbright Scholar from Lithuania
June 5, 6, 7, 2008
William Inge Memorial Theatre
The Girl, The Grouch and The Goat by Jack Helbig & Mark Hollmann
Directed by John Staniunas
Stage Too!

The University Theatre 2007-08 Season
Celebrating 50 Years in Murphy Hall

Pageant
Directed by Bill Russell
August 30, 31 & September 1, 2** , 2007
Stage Too!, Murphy Hall
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Rosemary Nursey-Bray (KU Theatre for Young People)
Directed by Dennis Christilles
September 22 (9:45 a.m.) & 23**, 2007
Inge Theatre
Translations by Brian Friel
Directed by Doug Weaver
Starring guest artist Kip Niven
October 5, 6, 7**, 18, 19, 20, 2007
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Guest Artists: Mangiare Theatre Company from Ireland (Co-sponsored by SUA)
October 26
Inge Theatre
The Music Man by Meredith Willson (co-produced with the KU Department of Music & Dance)
Directed by John Staniunas
Novemcber 9, 10, 11**, 15, 16, 17, 2007
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Graduate Directing Projects

The Death of Romance a new original drama by Adam R. Burnett
Directed by Susanne Kepley
November 29, 30 & December 1*, 2** , 2007
Inge Theatre
Fool for Love by Sam Shepard
Directed by Bill Harper
December 4, 5, 6, 8*
Inge Theatre
Rumpelstiltskin created and directed by guest artist Moses Goldberg (KU Theatre for Young People)
February 9 (9:45 a.m.), 10**, 2008
Inge Theatre
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jocelyn L. Buckner
February 29, March 2**, 6, 7, 8, 9**, 2008
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Undergraduate One-Act Projects

The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, Directed by Dale Buchheister
Linguish by Edward Einhorn, Directed by Kate Giessel
April 3, 4, 5*, 6**, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12*
Inge Theatre

Alums Come Home 5: April 24-27

The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jack B. Wright
April 25, 27** & May 1, 2, 3
Crafton-Preyer Theatre
Friends of the Theatre Fundraiser
April 26
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

We Make the Big Plays

Kansas Summer Theatre 2007

Pageant Directed by Bill Russell
June 29 -30 & July 1, 5 - 8, 2007
Starting Here, Starting Now Directed by John Staniunas
July 13 -15, 20 -22 & 27 - 28, 2007

Kansas Mystery Theatre '06

And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians)
July 7, 8, 9* 18, 20, 22, 2006
Something’s Afoot
Book, Music and Lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos and Robert Gerlach with additional music by Ed Linderman
July 14, 15, 16*, 19, 21, 23*, 2006

2006-07 Season

Season Kick-Off: Pastiche
September 15 - 16, 2006
 
Homer's The Odyssey A dramatization by Gregory A. Falls and Kurt Beattie
KU-TYP for Grades 4-6
September 25 – 29, September 30, October 1**, 2006
The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
October 27, 28, 29**, & November 2, 3, 4, 2006
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You by Christopher Durang & SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris
November 10, 11*, 12**, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 2006
Hay Fever by Noel Coward
December 1, 2, 3**, 6, 7, 9, 2006
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival entry
Lily Plants a Garden by Jose Cruz Gonzalez
KU-TYP for Grades 1 - 3
February 5 – 9 (1:00 p.m.), February 10 (10:00 a.m.), 11**, 2007
The Maids by Jean Genet
March 2, 3, 4**, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2007
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival associate entry
Keely and Du by Jane Martin
April 4, 5, 6, 7*, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2007
 
Guys and Dolls based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Book by Jo Swerling &Abe Burrows
April 27, 28, 29**, May 3, 4, 5, 2007

Your Ticket to the World

Kansas Summer Theatre '05

The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10*, 2005
Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson
July 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22, 23, 2005

2005-06 Season

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman and Eric Blau
September 16, 17, 18*, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25*, 2005
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8**, 9*, 10, 11, 2005
Popcorn by Ben Elton
October 28, 29, 30*, & November 3, 4, 5, 2005
An Army of One An original script by Zacory Boatright (KU '05)
co-produced with English Alternative Theatre
November 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19**, 20*, 2005
Special Benefit: January 20, 2006
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
School Performances: December 2, 5, 6, 2005 (1:00 p.m.)
December 3 (10:00 a.m.), 4*, 2005
The Short Tree and the Bird That Could Not Sing by Dennis Foon
School Performances: January 30, 31, & February 1, 2, 3, 2006 (1:00 p.m.)
February 4 (10:00 a.m.), 5*, 2006
February 6, 7, 8, 2006 (9:45 a.m.)
A Congress of Women by Aristophanes
March 9, 10, 11**, 12*, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18**, 19*, 2006
Anthony Rapp in a One-Man Show
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Student Play Festival
April 6, 7, 8, 9 (2:30 and 7:30), 13, 14, 15, 16 (2:30 and 7:30), 2006
The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
co-produced with the Department of Music & Dance
April 28, 30*, & May 4, 6, 2006

Your University Theatre, A CLAS Act!

The University Theatre 2004-2005 Season

Mainstage Series (81st Season)

Celebrating 50 Years of Quality Theatre for Young People

Amber Waves by James Still (Playwright in Residence)
October 1, 2, 3*, 7, 8, 9, 2004
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
November 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 2004
You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George Kaufman
March 4, 5, 6*, 10, 11, 12, 2005
Candide by Leonard Bernstein
April 29, 30, May 1*, 5, 6, 7, 2005

KU Theatre for Young People Series

Still Life With Iris by Steven Dietz
School Performances: October 1, 4, 5, 2004
Public Performance: October 2*, 2004
Noodle Doodle Box by Paul Maar
School Performances: February 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2005
Public Performance: February 12 , 2005 (10 a.m.)

Inge Theatre Series

Lysistrata by Aristophanes
October 22, 23**, 24*, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30**, 2004
Two One-Act Plays
  • Wonderful Time by Jonathan Marc Sherman
    Directed by Samara Naeymi
  • The Brides by Harry Kondoleon
    Directed by Blake Bolan
April 8, 9**, 10*, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16***, 2005

Special Events

Eumenides by Aeschylus
August 27 - 28, 2004
FRiends Of the THeatre Benefit
A Conversation with Mandy Patinkin
8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005
Crafton-Preyer Theatre

"Musicals and More!"

The University Theatre 2003-2004 Season

Main Stage Series (80th Season)

Picnic by William Inge
September 5, 7, 2003
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
October 10 - 12, 16 - 18, 2003
October 15 (school matinees)
Cabaret by Kander, Ebb, & Masteroff
November 14-16, 19 - 23, 2003
Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
March 12 - 14, 16 - 18, 2004
A Little Night Music by Sondheim and Wheeler
April 16 - 18, 22 - 24, 2004

Theatre for Young People Series

Really Rosie by Maurice Sendak and Carole King
February 21-22, 2004

Inge Theatre Series

This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan
September 26 -27& October 1, 3, 2003
Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes
September 29 - 30, & October 2, 4, 2003
Lulu by Frank Wedekind
December 2 - 7, 2003
Thirst by Kevin Mayer
March 2 - 6, 2004
George Dandin by Moliere
April 30 - May 2, May 4 - 8, 2004

Special Event

Reverend Billy: The Church of Stop Shopping
Residency: September 15-18, 2003
Performances: September 19 - 20, 2003

2002-2003 Theatre Season

Mainstage Series

The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare
Directed by John Gronbeck-Tedesco
You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by John Staniunas
The Royal Family by George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber
Directed by Jack Wright
The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Directed by Del Unruh

Theatre for Young People Series

Where to, Turelu? by Henri Dégoutin, Jeanine Védienne, and Yves Hugues
Translated by Miriam and Lewis Morton
Directed by Jeanne Klein
Jungalbook adapted by Edward Mast
Based on Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories
Directed by Dennis Christilles

Inge Theatre Series

Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, translated by Elaine Terranova
Directed by Sara Armstrong
The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas
Directed by Jennifer Fletcher
The 10-Minute Play Festival
Selections to be announced>

Event

Alums Come Home IV

View Photos from the 2001-2002 Theatre Season


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