Current Season

Stupid Bird Poster


By: Aaron Posner
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly

Scenic Design: Jeffrey Strange
Costume Design: Sarah Strange
Lighting Design: Jeffrey Strange

*(s) denotes that the designer is a student

Oct. 12 at 11:00 a.m., Oct. 12–15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. 

(CFA Theatre)

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. This new play by an emerging playwright was a smash hit in Chicago. Recommended for mature audiences.

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A Streetcar Named desire

By: Tennessee Williams
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly

Scenic Design: Jeffrey Strange
Lighting Design: Josh Lawyer (s)
Costume Design: Cody Lindau (s)

Nov. 30 at 11:00 a.m., Nov. 30–Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

(CFA Theatre)

Troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household.  This American classic by Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and continues to be considered one of the great plays of the 20th century.  In his review of the Broadway production in 1947, New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson said "...Mr. Williams....has not forgotten that human beings are the basic subject of art. Out of poetic imagination and ordinary compassion he has spun a poignant and luminous story."

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How to succeed in business without really trying

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Book: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert
Director: Ann Dillon Farrelly
Musical Direction: Susan Savage Day

Choreography: Connie SaLoutos Furlan
Scenic Design: Jeffrey Strange
Costume Design: Sarah Strange


March 30-April 1, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.

(CFA Brodbeck Concert Hall)

Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying boasts an exhilarating score by Frank Loesser including "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man," and "The Company Way."A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.

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One Act Festival Poster


May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the CFA Theatre

Student directors, designers, and actors show off their talents in this always enjoyable and diverse evening of theatre.

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