2011 - 2012 Season

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

By J.B. Priestley
Starring Lamar instructor Joel Grothe as the Inspector
Directed by Bonnie Dupuis
University Theatre
Sept. 22 - 25, 2011

Set in an English industrial city, this play tells the story of a young girl who commits suicide and a respectable British family who is subject to a routine inquiry in connection with the death. An inspector calls to interrogate the family, and during the course of his questioning, all members of the group are implicated lightly or deeply in the girl's undoing.


By Allison Moore
Directed by Judith Sebesta
Studio Theatre
Oct. 27 - 31, 2011

This hilarious play, by Austin-based playwright Allison Moore, about the filming of a low-budget slasher flick was a smash hit at 2009's Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theater of Louisville.

Bard on The Bayou Series: Fall Dance Concert & Gala

University Theatre
Nov. 17 - 18, 2011

The concert will include choreography inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

Glory Box

University Theatre
Dec. 1, 2011
By Special Guest Artist Tim Miller

Internationally renowned performance artists Tim Miller will present his moving one-man show.

Body Maps

University Theatre
Dec. 2, 2011

Student-performed benefit for the Triangle AIDS Network, created in conjunction with Tim Miller.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Joel Grothe
Studio Theatre
Feb. 23 - 26, 2012

This darkly comic play set in Ireland tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads towards a terrifying climax. This play is for mature audiences only.

Dance Unleashed!

Spring Dance Concert
Julie Rogers Theatre for the Performing Arts
April 17 - 18, 2012

Guest choreographers and artists will enhance the varied dance offerings in this concert.

Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Ronald Zank
University Theatre
April 26 - 29, 2012

A hilarious show about six overachieving adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of kids for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.