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Production History

Among HPU Theatre’s recent productions are:

  • William Inge’s classic romance Picnic
  • Devilish treat Les Liaisons Dangereuses
  • Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate
  • Thought-provoking The Laramie Project
  • Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night
  • World premiere of a commissioned new play The Glasses
  • Modern comic fable of Urinetown: The Musical
  • Beth Henley’s southern Crimes of the Heart
  • Roaring 20s in song through Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Sam Shepard’s brotherly battle True West
  • Classic Americana of Our Town
  • World premiere of John Cariani’s Love/Sick

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2014-2015 Season (upcoming)
ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE music & lyrics by Lambert/Morrison/Martin/McKellar
THE NIGHT OF THE ORIGINALS new plays by HPU students
SPRING DANCE CONCERT
THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS by Carlo Goldoni

2013-2014 Season
WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett (Extension Project Premiere production)
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich, in a new version by Wendy Kesselman
INTO THE WOODS music by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine
SPRING DANCE CONCERT choreography by Cara Hagan
EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl
THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare

2012-2013 Season
FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moises Kaufman & members of the Tectonic Theatre Project
KISS ME, KATE music by Cole Porter, book by Sam & Bella Spewack
SPRING DANCE CONCERT choreography by Cara Hagan
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES by Christopher Hampton
PICNIC by William Inge

2011-2012 Season
CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley
URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL music by Mark Hollman, book by Greg Kotis
THE GLASSES by Ron Burch (World Premiere, winner of the Inaugural HPU New Play Contest)
SPRING DANCE CONCERT choreography by Cara Hagan
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

2010-2011 Season
LOVE/SICK by John Cariani (World Premiere, commissioned & developed by HPU Theatre)
OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder
TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE music by Jeanine Tesori, book/lyrics by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan

2009-2010 Season
FUDDY MEERS by David Lindsay-Abaire
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney
THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov

2008-2009 Season
ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM by Alfred Uhry & Robert Waldman
EARLY ONE EVENING AT THE RAINBOW BAR & GRILL by Bruce Graham
STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling

2007-2008 Season
ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING by Frank Loesser
ANNA IN THE TROPICS by Nilo Cruz
THE WATER ENGINE by David Mamet

2006-2007 Season
AGNES OF GOD by John Pielmeier
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL by Laurence O’Keefe
THE LEARNED LADIES by Moliere
THE DIVINERS by Jim Leonard Jr.

2005-2006 Season
SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL by Lynne Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
PETER PAN by J.M. Barrie

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