Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, by Charise Greene

September 7-9, 2017
Gallagher Student Center Onstage Theatre

When the workers of the Washington D.C. Science Museum are confronted with an act of violence, their understanding of their own community is challenged. Confronting the emotional landscape of their peers, the staff struggles to survive their own circumstances while coping with the ever-changing world that surrounds them. The lines of reality are blurred when everyone is forced to look inside.

First workshopped at Xavier University in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre in NYC, Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, is a world premiere production.

 

 

 

Legally Blonde The Musical 
Book by Heather Hach
Music Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

October 20-22, 2017 (Family Weekend)
Gallagher Student Center Theatre

Elle Woods appears to have it all. But her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back at all costs, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. With the help of her friends, and her sidekick Bruiser, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world!


 


The Larmie Project, by Moisés Kaufman and the
Members of Tectonic Theater Project

November 30-December 3, 2017
Gallagher Student Center Theatre

In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this hate crime because he was gay. Conceived from more than 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
 

 

 

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, by Moisés Kaufman,Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

December 1-3, 2017
Gallagher Student Center Theatre

Matthew Shepard was killed because he was gay. Ten years after his brutal death, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie, Wyoming to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

 

 

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Book by Alex Timbers
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

February 2-4, 2018
Gallagher Student Center Studio Theatre

With the country divided into rich and poor, Andrew Jackson begins his steady climb from a child on the wild frontier, to military strategist to populist rabble-rouser, and ultimately, to President of the United States. Along the way, he meets his wife, Rachel, takes on the Founding Fathers – and rocks like no political figure has ever rocked before. With a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score, this wildly entertaining 90-minute show asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot?

 

 

Buried Child, by Sam Shepard
Directed by Ed Stern
Starring Regina Pugh and Bruce Cromer

February 15-18, 2018
Gallagher Student Center Onstage Theatre

The setting is a squalid farm home occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The characters are a ranting alcoholic grandfather; a sanctimonious grandmother who goes on drinking bouts with the local minister; and their sons, Tilden, an All-American footballer now a hulking semi-idiot; and Bradley, who has lost one leg to a chain saw. Into their midst comes Vince, a grandson none of them recognizes or remembers, and his girlfriend, Shelly, who cannot comprehend the madness to which she is suddenly introduced. A story of dark secrets, guilt and the possibility of new beginnings, BURIED CHILD is a powerful and brilliant play that probes deep into the disintegration of the American Dream.

 

Cabaret, Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Eb

April 12-15, 2018
Gallagher Student Center Theatre

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the CABARET. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken by English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boardinghouse, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, and notable hits as “Cabaret” and “Maybe This Time,” CABARET explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.