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Images from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the 2014 May Day Musical

Typically two performances are staged annually, a drama or comedy production in the fall, and a musical in the spring on May Day/graduation weekend.

Fall Play

"The Skin of our teeth" by Thornton Wilder

Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall

It’s 1942 (or maybe the dawn of human history, or maybe the present). Mr. Antrobus comes home from a busy day inventing the wheel and the alphabet to be greeted by his wife of five thousand years, slingshot-obsessed son, precocious daughter and ever-present maid.  And don’t forget the dinosaur and mammoth!

In this genre-bending comic allegory of the human condition, the Antrobus family faces repeated catastrophes, both natural and human-made. Join us in witnessing their struggle to survive war, floods, ice and themselves – by the skin of their teeth.  

Ticket information:
Reserved tickets are available online beginning Friday, Oct. 10, at

$8 Adults
$6 Senior citizens/faculty and staff/non-Bluffton University students
FREE for Bluffton University students

Contact the box office at (419) 358-3239 for assistance with tickets.

The Music Man - (May 2012)
The Castle of Otranto - (Nov. 2011) 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - (May 2011) 
The Glass Menagerie - (Nov. 2010)  
Little Women - (May 2010)
Bright Ideas (Nov. 2009)
Spitfire Grill (May 2009)
Whatever Kindles (Nov. 2008)
Singin' in the Rain (May 2008)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Nov. 2007)
Little Shop of Horrors (May 2007) 
Children of Eden - Musical (May 2006) 
The Art of Dining - Play (Nov. 2005) 
She Loves Me - Musical (May 2005) 
The Miracle Worker - (Feb. 2005) 

Exercise the thespian within by being a part of the annual fall theatrical performance or the spring May Day musical. Want to know more about Bluffton University theatre studies? Visit our department home page or contact Melissa Friesen at