The Department of Art, Design, and Theatre at Cedarville University presents three full productions each academic year. To search for a specific production, please use the search box in the sidebar, making sure to choose the "in this collection" option. Click here to view memorabilia from theatrical productions from the earlier years of the university.
March 19–29, 2015
This cautionary tale about the power of rumor, innuendo, and doubt won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2005.
January 29 - February 8, 2015
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth, and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, nationality, and religion and will leave you experiencing it all — laughter, sadness, and joy.
October 2-4 and 9-12, 2014
Based on Louis May Alcott’s American novel, this adaptation brings the story to life with humor, tenderness, and tenacity. You’ll see the women of the March family and the men they love as they struggle to follow their hopes and dreams during the trials of the Civil War. This classic favorite celebrates the rich nuances of family and friendship.
April 3–13, 2014
Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece bursts onto the stage as a fast-paced, riproaring farce that will keep you guessing to the last moment! Winner of two Tony Awards, The 39 Steps is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (brilliantly played by four actors), an on-stage plane crash, and tomfoolery. And through all the daring action comes unexpected romance, as a man and woman discover the beating of their own hearts.
January 30-February 9, 2014
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense -- but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?
October 3-5 and 10-13, 2013
Bachelor Petruchio’s search for a wife finds an unwilling participant in Kate and hilarity ensues as he sets out to ‘tame’ his headstrong wife. The play has been set in the 1950s and abridged to fit a shorter time, but has not been adapted, staying true to Shakespeare’s classic. The romantic comedy has themes of mistaken identity, role reversal, difficult choices, and, especially, being surprised by love. It will be a fun, high-energy show that includes a live, 6-person acapella group singing ‘50s’ classics, such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, creating a light-hearted atmosphere for the event.
April 4-6 and 11-14, 2013
Molière mixes morals, manners, and mischief in this, his laughter-filled farce. Orgon is duped by Tartuffe, a religious imposter, but finally through several hilarious situations, Orgon is made to see Tartuffe as the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” that he is. Without a doubt, this is considered Molière’s masterpiece!
January 31 - February 10, 2013
The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar, falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife, and thrown into jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh, Joseph is well on the way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, find themselves begging at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. The family is brought back together as the story of forgiveness unfolds. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from countrywestern and calypso to 50s rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.