Our 2017-18 Season

Occupy Empathy Season 17-18

Our 2017-18 Miami University Theatre Season invites you to "Occupy Empathy." In theatre, we love ACTION! We don't want you to come and sit passively in your seat.....we want to ENGAGE you in another world, let you EXPERIENCE someone else's point of view. We are constantly bombarded with the message that ours is a divided country, a divided world and we do not know how to speak across our differences any longer. Please....come sit in a room with strangers, unplug from your world for a few hours, and open yourself to the unknown. That is how conversations begin. We look forward to seeing you in the theatre and being a part of our season!

The Flick »

by Annie Baker

September 27-30, 7:30 pm
October 1, 2:00 pm
Studio 88 Theatre

Directed by Saffron Henke

Meet the staff at The Flick, a run-down movie theatre in New England. Sam has a thing for Rose, but she’s not much interested. Rose is drawn to newcomer Avery, who finds the movies a perfect escape from life. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, this Pulitzer prize-winning play explores the boundaries of class and race as the characters search for connection in the face of change.

Gathering Blue »

by Eric Coble, adapted from the book by Lois Lowry

November 15–16, 7:30 pm
November 18–19, 2:00 pm
School Matinee November 17
Gates-Abegglen Theatre

Directed by Rosalyn Erat Benson

The odds are against Kira, who lives in the dystopian world of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. She is poor, her parents have died, and her leg has been damaged since birth. But Kira has a gift society needs. As she journeys to further her skills, she uncovers truths that could expose corruption at the highest levels. This magical story of friendship and resilience will weave its way into your heart.

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915

By Jackie Sibblies Drury

March 7, 9-10, 2018, 7:30 pm
March 10-11, 2:00 pm
Studio 88 Theatre

Directed by Torie Wiggins

Hailed by critics as “witty and ingenious,” We Are Proud To Present invites us into the rehearsal room with six actors devising a presentation about a little-known genocide in German colonial Africa. Their stormy collaboration questions how histories are written and whose voices are heard. As their exercises unleash deeper emotions, the urgency intensifies to a startling conclusion.

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by Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

May 2-5, 2018, 7:30 pm
May 6, 2:00 pm
Gates-Abegglen Theatre

Directed by Lewis Magruder

He’s charismatic. He’s self-righteous. He’s a crook! He’s Tartuffe, the central figure in this classic farce by Moliere. When Orgon falls for Tartuffe’s charms, his wife and family hatch a plan to save the family fortune before it’s too late. They must expose Tartuffe for the hypocrite he is! Quick banter, physical comedy, and just a dash of deception rule the day as the scoundrel gets his just desserts.

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A curricular discount price of $6 per ticket is available to students, with faculty entitled to 2 free tickets per show if students receive credit for attending. To participate, contact the box office and provide your course #. Group discounts are also available for groups 10 or larger. Offer not available online.

Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Miami Box Office 513-529-3200. The Miami Box Office, located in the Campus Avenue Building, is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-up purchases.

The Box Office in the Center for Performing Arts lobby is open one hour before curtain for door sales and will-call.

For additional information about the productions please contact the Department of Theatre at 513-529-3053.