Three major "main stage" productions are offered during every academic year, usually in October, February and April. These are directed by professionals and performed on the Kline Theatre stage.
- The production schedule is designed so that each student may see and/or participate in a variety of plays -- from different periods and in different styles -- during his or her four years at Gettysburg College.
- The variety of productions includes Shakespearean plays (typically one every three years), comedies of manners, musicals (one every two to three years), classical plays, works by the early modernists, contemporary plays and new experimental theatre pieces.
In addition, there are a number of student-directed projects, including directing projects by students in the Fundamentals of Directing course; staged readings of plays by students in the Playwriting and Devising course; an independent theatre festival, usually held in March, featuring student-directed plays; senior projects, and sometimes other special events.
Casting for each production is open. In fact, first-year students frequently take major roles alongside veteran performers!
The School for Lies
By David Ives
Based on the play The Misanthrope by Moliere
Original music composed by Buzz Jones
Directed By Christopher Kauffman
October 26, 27, 28 & 30 at 7:30 P.M.
October 29 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.
By William Shakespeare
With guest actor Paris Peet Directed by Chris Kauffman
March 1, 2 & 3 at 7:30 PM
March 4 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM
$5 (free with college ID)
A Map of Virtue
Directed by Tara Ahmadinejad
April 19, 20, 21 & 23 at 7:30 PM
April 22 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.
Kline Theater, Free Admission.
Kline Theatre/Brua Hall Free Admission
Reservations necessary for Friday and Saturday.
Please call 717-337-6060 for more information.