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Upcoming Events this Season

To view all upcoming events related to The Arts at Dickinson, please check out our Calendar of the Arts

The Crucible

Witch hunts, socially sanctioned violence, invasion of public morality into private life ... these familiar contemporary themes are tackled by Arthur Miller in his 1953 Tony Award-winning play The Crucible. Miller draws parallels with the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century and his experience of McCarthy's anti-communist investigations in the 1950s. Hysteria, intolerance, paranoia and superstitions collide with tragic results in this modern American masterpiece.

Performance Location: Mathers Theatre
October 27, 2023: 7 PM
October 28, 2023: 7 PM
October 29, 2023: 2 PM


The Dinner Party: A Dance Concert

Inspired by the iconic installation from the late '70s, The Dinner Party by feminist artist Judy Chicago, Dance Theatre Group takes on choreographic works that speak to women's issues, which are currently roiling the country. In Chicago's piece, a large triangular dining table is set with thirty-nine place settings each celebrating an important woman in history with painted plates referencing female anatomy. In Dance Theatre Group's The Dinner Party: A Dance Concert, each choreographic piece will address issues around women's bodies including autonomy, body image, rights, and status in our contemporary moment. Fueled by the work of guest artist, choreographer Colleen Thomas from Barnard College, alongside professors Erin Crawley Woods and Sarah Skaggs, our dinner party promises to be celebratory, strident, and poetic. 

Performance location: Mathers Theatre
November 17, 2023: 7 PM
November 18, 2023: 7 PM
November 19, 2023: 2 PM


Spring Awakening

An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up.
Set in Germany in 1891, Spring Awakening explores adolescence with a sharpness and fervor that is both extraordinary and tragic. This Tony Award-winning musical is an electric charge of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll, as told by a rebellious group of late nineteenth-century youth in a town where the adults govern with a mighty stick. These students take us on a journey of self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in the daringly powerful Spring Awakening.

Performance Location: Mathers Theatre
March 1, 2024: 7 PM
March 2, 2024: 2 PM and 7 PM
March 3, 2024: 2 PM

Freshworks: an evening of student choreography

Student choreographers in collaboration with Dickinson's student dance company, Dance Theatre Group (DTG), present an evening of new choreographic works featuring Senior projects by Chakra Sokhomsan and Sophia Acquista.

Performance location: Mathers Theatre
April 19, 2024: 7 PM
April 20, 2024: 7 PM
April 21, 2024: 2 PM




Past Productions

From Sondheim to Shakespeare, the Dickinson theatre experience is rich and varied.

Experience our production history through the photographs of our plays & performances:

2014 to Present

2021 Fall: The Seven Ages of Shakespeare: A Shakespeare Review
2021 Fall: Bread and Puppet Theater 
2021 Fall: Sophomore Showcases
2021 Fall: Moving Histories, Dancing Futures: A Festival of Dance
2021 Fall: Freshman Plays
2022 Spring: Senior Project: Proff by David Auburn
2022 Spring: Little Shop of Horrors
2022 Spring: Freshworks, An Evening of Student Choreography
2020 Spring: (Canceled season-Covid 19)
2019 Fall: We Are Pussy Riot (or) everything is P.R.
2019 Spring: Oh What A Lovely War
2018 Fall: Mr. Burns
2018 Spring: Buried Child
2017 Fall: The Grapes of Wrath
2017 Spring: Next to Normal
2016 Fall: Three Sisters
2016 Spring: Big Love
2015 Fall: Pocatello
2015 Spring: Our Country's Good
2014 Fall: Fiddler on the Roof
2014 Spring: The Burial at Thebes

2010 to 2013

2013 Fall: A Flea in Her Ear
2013 Spring: The Conference of the Birds
2012 Fall: The Spitfire Grill
2012 Spring: The Arsonists
2011 Fall: Much Ado About Nothing
2011 Spring: The Caucasian Chalk Circle
2010 Fall: Lucky Stiff
2010 Spring: Noises Off

2004 to 2009

Special Event: The Mermaid Players Reunion Plays (June 12 & 13, 2009)

2009 Spring: Machinal
2009 Fall: Finding Don Quixote
2008 Fall: A Little Night Music
2008 Spring: Tempest
2007 Fall: The Ballad of The Sad Cafe`
2007 Spring: The Visit
2006 Fall: Urinetown
2006 Spring: An Enemy of The People
2005 Fall: Spinning into Butter
2005 Spring: Ondine
"2004 Fall: Merrily We Roll Along"
"2004 Spring: Right You Are! (If You Think You Are)"

Additional Past Productions

2003 Fall: The Love of the Nightingale
2003 Spring: Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
2002 Fall: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2002 Spring: Julius Caesar
2000-2001: Hamlet, Hotel in Colorado, Cabaret, The Heidi Chronicles, and Oleanna (Oleanna Students Reaction)

1980 to 1999

1998-99 Misalliance, Sunday in the Park with George, Dance Alloy (Full Program)
1998 (June 12 & 13) Special Event: The Mermaid Players Reunion Plays (Full Program)
1997-98 Dancing at Lughnasa, Twelth Night, Fool for Love (Images) (Student Impressions)
1996-97 Arcadia, Balm in Gilead, The Durang Plays
1995-96 A Flea in her (R)ear, Coastal Disturbances, The Winter's Tale
1994-95 Three Sisters, Into The Woods, Our Town
1993-94 Romance Language, King Lear, After Magritte and The Real Inspector Hound
1992-93 The Crucible, Anything Goes, The Rimers of Eldrich
1991-92 Lysystrata, Cloud 9, Orchards
1990-91 Les Liasons Dangereuses, A Little Night Music, Six Characters In Search Of An Author
1989-90 Kind Lady, House of the Blue Leaves, As You Like It
1988-89 Noises Off, Life is a Dream, Guys and Dolls
1987-88 The Royal Family, The Diviners, Ah, Wilderness!
1986-87 Loose Ends, Threepenny Opera, The French Have a Word For It
1985-86 Edmond, The Visit, The Misanthrope
1984-85 The Winter's Tale, Once Upon A Mattress, On The Razzle
1983-84 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Chamber Music & The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis, The Way of the World
1982-83 The Importance of Being Earnest, Street Scene, The Gondoliers
1981-82 Seven Keys to Baldpate, Love's Labour's Lost, A Country Scandal
1980-81 Museum, Major Barbara, Kiss Me, Kate
1979-80 Marat/Sade, Much Ado About Nothing, Once in a Lifetime

1950 to 1979

1978-79 Inherit the Wind, Camino Real, The Comedy of Errors
1977-78 The Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Beggar's Opera
1976-77 The Haunted House, The Duchess of Malfi, The Hot L Baltimore
1975-76 Fuente Ovejuna, Ondine, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, High Cockalorum
1974-75 Under Milkwood, The Clandestine Marriage, Rashomon, Two Gentlemen of Verona
1973-74 Legend of Lovers, All's Well That Ends Well, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, You Can't Take it With You
1972-73 The Front Page, Spoon River Anthology, Moonchildren, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room
1971-72 The Imaginary Invalid, Adaptation & The Bald Soprano, The Rimers of Eldritch, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife
1970-71 Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man, Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, The Time of Your Life
1969-70 Richard III, Lysistrata, R.U.R., The Man Who Came To Dinner
1968-69 The Goodwoman of Setuzuan, The Revenger's Tragedy, A Flea in Her Ear
1967-68 A Man For All Seasons, The Rivals, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum
1966-67 The Chinese Wall, As You Like It, Light Up the Sky
1965-66 The Wild Duck, Sweeny Todd, The Madwoman of Chaillot
1964-65 Our Town, The Devil's Disciple, Endgame & Tom Thumb
1963-64 The Courageous One, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor
1962-63 See How They Run, The Crucible, A Thurber Carnival
1961-62 Tartuffe, Othello, My Three Angels
1960-61 Arsenic and Old Lace, Crime and Punishment, The Lady's Not For Burning
1959-60 The Miser, Blithe Spirit, Major Barbara
1958-59 The Fan, Twelth Night, Uncle Vanya
1957-58 The Playboy of the Western World, Summer and Smoke, Kind Lady
1956-57 Two Blind Mice, Much Ado About Nothing, The Heiress
1955-56 The Mikado, The Male Animal, The Beaux Stratagem
1954-55 Lo and Behold, Our Town, Two On An Island, Volpone
1953-54 The Importance of Being Earnest, Antigone, The Cardiff Giant, The Taming of the Shrew
1952-53 Beggar on Horseback, Anne of the Thousand Days, The Dover Road