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Theatre Interest Meeting: Monday, Aug. 29

All Ashland University students are invited to attend the Theatre Interest Meeting on Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. This is… Read more

Open Auditions for Oct. & Feb. Shows

Ashland University Department of Theatre announces open auditions for their upcoming productions of Lillian Hellman's drama The Autumn Garden , and the 2013 Tony Award… Read more

Alumnus Dubbed Hot New Face of Chicago Theatre

The Color Purple. Summer 2013 Photo Credit: evantmartin.weebly.com Evan Tyrone Martin (2006) was recently listed as one of the 2016 Hot New Faces of Chicago… Read more

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Announcing 2016.2017 Season

THE AUTUMN GARDEN
by Lillian Hellman
directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames

Oct 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct 23 at 2 p.m.
Hugo Young Theatre

PIPPIN
book by Roger O. Hirson
music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
directed by Robert Sean Parker

Feb 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Feb 12 at 2 p.m.
Hugo Young Theatre

ALMOST, MAINE
by John Cariani 
directed by Teresa Durbin-Ames

Mar 29, 30, 31, Apr 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Apr 2 at 2 p.m.
Studio Theatre

Support AU Theatre Through Friends of the Hugo


Support AU TheatreAshland University Theatre recognizes donors of gifts over $500 for their generous support of Live Theatre in Ashland! These gifts along with many others help continue our mission of educating and training professional theatre artists; engaging, entertaining and cultivating a broad range of audiences, and making Live Theatre accessible to all. Visit the FRIENDS OF THE HUGO and Give Today!

Dean's Circle

  • Anonymous In honor of Murray Hudson
  • Jim and Mary Rycik In honor of Paul, Sara and Helena Hricik
  • Dawn R. Weber

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