Lawrence University's Department of Theater Arts produces three exciting productions each year.

From well-known plays and musicals to collaboratively-devised works and brand new plays featuring student voices, discover what our Main Stage productions have to offer!

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LU Theatre Arts 2021-2022 - The 91st Season!

Fall Term

Production photo of the fall term play, The Living.

The Living by Anthony Clarvoe

Directed by Timothy X. Troy

Oct 28, 29, 2021, 8 P.M.
Oct 30, 2021, P.M.

Stansbury Theatre

Set during the 1665 bubonic plague in London, Clarvoe’s 1993 play was a poignant and timely metaphor of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Our experience with COVID brings new insight to this challenging and hopeful play about resignation and resilience during the grips of a pandemic.


Winter Term

Alec Welhouse, a junior, and Jon Winkler, a sophomore, rehearse in full costume.

Molière Inspired

Directed by Kathy Privatt

Feb 18, 19, 2022, 8 P.M.
Feb 19, 2022, 3 P.M.

Cloak Theatre

An evening of three one-acts—one by Molière, and two inspired by him—in celebration of his 400th birthday. Funded by a Summer Research Grant, Claire Chamberlin '23 translated these short plays under the supervision of Professr Eilend Hoft-March. Moliére Inspired is part of the "10 sur 10" project, created by Drameducation, a French-speaking theatre center in Poland that commissions playwrights across the globe to write new works inspired by Molière.


Spring Term

Six actors on dimly lit stage, frozen in mid-step

towards precipice + glacier

Directed by Mauriah Donegan Kraker

May 14, 2022, 3 P.M. & 7 P.M.
May 15, 2022, 3 P.M.
Stansbury Theatre

A multimedia exploration into forces that have shaped this land, and us. A devised work created through a student and faculty collaborative process. An ever-shifting environment of live sound, movement + text, the rise and fall of landscapes past and present.