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

2016-2017 Season

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!
Score By Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock & Willie Gilbert
Directed By Christopher Kauffman
Presented in collaboration with the Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Nov. 3, 4 & 5 at 7:30 P.M.
Nov. 6 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.

Majestic Theater

(Tickets and admission fee required)

Devised Play

An original piece written and performed by students.
Directed By Susan Russell
March 2, 3, 4 & 6 at 7:30 P.M.
March 5 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M.
Kline Theater, Free Admission.


Speech and Debate
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Christopher Kauffman
April 20, 21, 22 & 24 at 7:30 P.M.
April 23 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 P.M. 
Kline Theater, Free Admission.


Kline Theatre * Free Admission
Reservations necessary for Friday and Saturday.
Please call 717-337-6060 for more information.