2015–16 Season

Theater Current Season

The Theatre Department at Seattle Pacific has been producing stellar plays for more than a half-century. Typically, we offer an Autumn Quarter mainstage production, a Winter Quarter mainstage production, student-directed one-act plays, a Spring Quarter mainstage production, and a Spring Quarter studio production each year. We've been producing seasons of theatre since 1960, and the quality has never been better.

Autumn Quarter Mainstage

Elephant's Graveyard

November 12–14, 19–21, 2015
Set in September of 1916, the play combines historical fact and legend, exploring the deep-seated American craving for spectacle, violence and revenge.

Winter Quarter Mainstage

The Illusion

January 28–30, February 4–6, 2016
A lyrical and theatrical rumination on performance, family, and love.

Student-Directed One Acts

March 1–5, 2016
Four plays directed and designed by SPU students.

War by Bill Bozzone
Directed by Tiffany Bailey

Check, Please by Jonathan Rand
Directed by Helen Raines

The Man who Couldn't Dance by Jason Katims
Directed by Emily Olson

Asleep on the Wind by Ellen Byron
Directed by Jessica Johnson

McKinley Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Spring Quarter Mainstage

The Spitfire Grill: A Musical

April 21–23, 28–30, 2016
An American musical with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the 1996 film by Lee David Zlotoff.

Backstage Production

Talley's Folly

May 25–28, 2016
A 1979 play by American playwright Lanford Wilson.

Past Theatre Productions

Many great shows are performed by SPU Theatre each year.

Why Study Theatre?

Studying theatre, performing theatre, and otherwise engaging in the world and work of theatre will enrich your life and offer you many career and life opportunities.