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Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Into the Woods, a Tony Award-winning musical composed by Stephen Sondheim with book by James Lapine, was presented in Shanklin Theatre in November of 2008.


By Bruce Norris
Directed by John David Lutz

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, this razor-sharp comedy explores the fertile ground of race and real estate in America.

September 27, 28, October 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
September 29 & October 6 @ 2:00 p.m.

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond
Directed by R. Scott Lank
Musical Direction by Gregory B. Rike

Winner of eight 1979 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score, this musical thriller follows the antics of the legendary barber, hell-bent on revenge, and his creepily enterprising neighbor, as they hauntingly plot to slice through London’s upper crust.

November 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
November 17 & 24 @ 2:00 p.m.


By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by R. Scott Lank

Set in a lush period of British history teeming with bawdiness and social intrigue, Kynaston, the most famous portrayer of female roles, plots his revenge after his career is ruined by the King’s decree allowing women to act on the stage.

February 21, 22, 27, 28, March 1 @ 7:30 p.m.
February 23, March 2 @ 2:00 p.m.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Curt Tofteland, guest artist

Moving between the wickedness of the royal court and the revivifying forest of Arden, Rosalind and Orlando play out their sweeping and romantic courtship against a backdrop of political rivalry and exile. Guest director Curt Tofteland served as the Producing Artistic Director of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival for twenty years and is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Shakespeare Behind Bars.

April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 6 & 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

May Studio Theatre


By Jim Leonard
Directed by Joshua Garrett, a senior theatre generalist from Chandler, Arizona

This poignant story centers around a young girl's heartbreak over her father's death and the ripple effects of a new doctor's arrival in an 1880s small Indiana town.

October 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 27 @ 2:00 p.m.

Spring Semester 2014


By Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Michael Meyer
Directed by Dylan Frederick, a senior theatre performance major from Edina, Minnesota

After villagers banish the imaginative braggart Peer Gynt to the mountains, he recklessly embarks upon an epic quest to fulfill his “true self,” no matter the cost. This fast-paced and immersive theatrical experience is sure to lead audiences on an unforgettable adventure through the dangers of self-obsession and flights of fancy.

April 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 26 & 27 @ 2:00 p.m.