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

Art piece with black lines and dots connecting chord symbols and a watercolor background of light blue and purples

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.