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2015-2016 Season

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Spoon River

October 1-3 & 7-10 | 7:30 PM
October 4 | 2:00 PM

By Edgar Lee Masters

Spoon River is the ultimate celebration of small-town America, told in story and song. The production commemorates the 100-year anniversary of Edgar Lee Masters’ stunning book.  

Mainstage Theatre

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DanceWorks

October 22 - 24 | 7:30 PM
October 25 | 2:00 PM

Dance returns to Mainstage! Be surprised and be moved, and join us for an evening of new work by emerging student choreographers, faculty, and guest ensembles from the UMD community!

Mainstage Theatre

General admission seating

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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

November 19-21 & December 1-5 | 7:30 PM
November 22 | 2:00 PM

By Madeleine George

Throughout history there have been many Watsons. In this clever time-jumping comedy, four of them – Sherlock Holmes’s sidekick, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, the super-computer turned Jeopardy champ, and an amiable techno-dweeb – become one.

Dudley Experimental Theatre

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All's Well That Ends Well 

February 4-6 & 10-13 | 6:30 PM
February 7 | 2:00 PM

By William Shakespeare

Power...War...Seduction...Love...Intrigue...Despite her beauty and worth, an orphan daughter has no hope of attracting the man of her dreams.  But after healing the king, she's given permission to marry any eligible male.

Mainstage Theatre

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Rhinoceros

March 3-5 & 15-19 | 7:30 PM
March 20 | 2:00 PM

When a rhinoceros charges across the town square, Berenger thinks nothing of it. Soon, however, rhinoceroses are multiplying and the world is threatened. Are we all destined to become animals?

Dudley Experimental Theatre

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Spring Awakening

April 14-16 & 20-23 | 7:30 PM
April 17 | 2:00 PM

Music by Duncan Sheik
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Based on the German play Spring Awakening (1892) by Frank Wedekind

Thrilling audiences since 2006, Spring Awakening powerfully reimagines musical storytelling, with a passionate rock score that illuminates the hearts and minds of its teenage characters’ tumultuous journey from innocence to experience.

Mainstage Theatre