2017.2018 Ashland University Theatre Season
“A person’s a person no matter how small”
--Horton the Elephant
From the ancient Greeks to Dr. Seuss, we are reminded to think of, respect and care for others and those who may not be like ourselves. In light of our current national climate as well as the College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference whose theme for 2017-2018 will be "Building Bridges through Dialogue", the 2017.2018 Theatre Season will provide opportunities to better understand ourselves and others with performances that encourage dialogue about challenges in our world today.
|LEVELING UP by Deborah Zoe Laufer
October 11-15 One Week ONLY | Studio Theatre
Three twenty-something roommates are glued to their video games. While they are masters in the virtual world, they are not as successful in the real world. When one of them uses his gaming skills to land a job with the National Security Agency launching actual drones and missiles, online battles begin to have real consequences.
|THE TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides
trans. by Richmond Lattimore
November 8-12 One Week ONLY | Studio Theatre
When hearing the story of how the Greek armies built a giant horse and hid inside it to defeat Troy and win the Trojan war, do you wonder what happened to the Trojan women whose husbands, fathers and sons were killed in the war? They were taken from their land as slaves or concubines by Greek generals. What tragic fates still await them?
|SEUSSICAL Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Based on the Works of Dr. Seuss
February 16-24 | Hugo Young Theatre
One of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.
Please Note: This production makes an exception to the regular age limit rule to children under the age of 5 years. For this family-oriented production, children are admitted with the understanding that they are able to sit through the 2-hour with intermission production without disruption to other audience members. All audience members must purchase a ticket. Infants will not be admitted.
For more information regarding ticket purchases, please see our Box Office page or call the Ashland University Central Box Office at 419.289.5125.