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

2014-2015 Season

Uncle Vanya
By Anton Chekhov
Adapted by Bryony Lavery
Directed By Susan Russell
Kline Theatre
October 23, 24, 25, 27 at 7:30 PM.
October 26 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.


In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed By Ed Herendeen
Kline Theatre
February 12, 13, 14, 16 at 7:30 PM.
February 15(Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.


By Will Eno
Directed By Christopher Kauffman
Kline Theatre
April 16, 17, 18, 20 at 7:30 PM.
April 19 (Sunday matinee) at 2:00 PM.


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.