2019–20 Season

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The Theatre Department at Seattle Pacific has been producing stellar plays for nearly 60 years. Typically, we offer an Autumn Quarter mainstage production, a Winter Quarter mainstage production, a Spring Quarter mainstage production, and a Spring Quarter studio production each year. With the 2019–20 season, we are beginning "Cycle One" of a new four-year rotation of genres, periods, and styles, and the quality has never been better.

Autumn Quarter Mainstage

Men on Boats
by Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Carol Roscoe

November 14–16, 21-23 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
November 23 matinee at 1 p.m.

Performed on the James Leon Chapman Stage

Winter Quarter Mainstage

Urinetown: The Musical

by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis

Directed by Ruben Van Kempen
Musical Direction by Mark Press

January 30, 31, February 1, 6–8, 2020, at 7:30 p.m/
Matinees February 1 and 8 at 1 p.m.

Performed on the James Leon Chapman Stage

Spring Quarter Mainstage

The Shakers of Mount Lebanon
Will Hold a Peace Conference This Month

by Arlene Hutton

Directed by Marianne Savell

April 23–25, April 30–May 2, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
May 2 matinee at 1 p.m.

Part of the  “premiere year” of this initial commission by the Big Bridge Theatre Consortium, of which SPU Theatre is a founding member.

Performed on the James Leon Chapman Stage

McKinley Backstage Theatre

by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Candace Vance

May 26–29, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
May 30 matinee only at 1 p.m.

Performed in the McKinley Backstage Theatre

Past Theatre Productions

Many great shows are performed by SPU Theatre each year.

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