Theatre

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.

2017 Fall production

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Nov. 2, 3 and 4,  7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5, 2:30 p.m.
Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall

When the young daughter of Reverend Parris falls mysteriously ill, revelations of girls dancing in the woods lead to accusations of witchcraft, tragically infecting the insular Puritan village of 1692 Salem, Mass. Miller’s award-winning 1953 drama served as an allegory for McCarthyism, and its themes of intolerance, deceit and integrity continue to resonate today.

Curtains "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder." - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/its-curtains-for-curtains-murder-mystery-musical-will-close-june-29-148558#sthash.rvYFOTCr.dpuf
Curtains "unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder." - See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/its-curtains-for-curtains-murder-mystery-musical-will-close-june-29-148558#sthash.rvYFOTCr.dpuf

Ticket information
Tickets, $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens, Bluffton University faculty and staff and non-Bluffton University students., Admission is free for Bluffton University students, howeve tickets are required and will be available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or in person at the box office at the Marbeck Center Information Desk.

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 friesenm@bluffton.edu