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!  


Check out the photos, playbills, posters, set designs and tickets from past productions!

Theatre Arts library

2013-2014 Season

A Chorus Line
Book By James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music By Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics By Edward Kleban
Directed By Chris Kauffman
Majestic Theatre
November 7,8,9 at 7:30 PM.
November 10th (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.
(Tickets and admission fee required) 717.337.8200


As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed By Susan Russell
Kline Theatre
February  27,28, March 1,3  at 7:30 PM.
March 2 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.


Circle Mirror Transformation
By Annie Baker
Directed By Chris Kauffman
Kline Theatre
April 10, 11, 12, 14  at 7:30 PM.
April 13 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.


2012-2013 Season

the good times are killing me
By Lynda Barry
Directed by Susan Russell
Kline Theatre  
November 8, 9, 10, 12 at 7:30 P.M.
November 11 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.  

The Importance of Being Ernest
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Christopher Kauffman
Majestic Theater February 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 P.M.
February 17 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.

Getting Out
by Marsha Norman
Directed by Susan Russell
Kline Theatre Apr. 18-22, 2013
April 18, 19, 20, 22 at 7:30 P.M.
April 21 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.



2011-2012 Season

Blood Wedding
by Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Susan Russell
October 20, 21, 22 & 24 at 8:00 P.M.
October 23 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.
Kline Theatre

Romeo &Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christopher Kauffman
March 1, 2, 3 & 5 at 8:00 P.M.
March 4 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.
Kline Theatre

by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Susan Russell
April 19, 20, 21 & 23 at 8:00 P.M.
April 22 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.
Kline Theatre