September 28- October 1 & October 12-15, 2011
When the locals in 1860 Omaha learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a
surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the town spiraling into a world of
panic and greed. Witty, smart and wildly satirical, The Government Inspector exposes the
corruption of a provincial town with biting hilarity.
Directed by Dr. Doug Paterson
November 16-19 & November 30-December 3, 2011
Shakespeare's Ophelia rises up out of the water dreaming of Pop Tarts and other sweet things.
She finds herself in a setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called Rude Boy, and
nothing is what it seems. In this mirrored world of word scraps and cold sex, Ophelia cuts a new
path for herself. Combining original music with poetic and colloquial language, 12 Ophelias is a
theatre song-poem about being broken by society and love, being lost and finding yourself
Directed by Dr. Cindy Phaneuf
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
February 22-25, February 29-March 3, 2012
In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a powerful Southern family gathers at a birthday celebration for
patriarch Big Daddy who does not know that he is dying of cancer. In a scramble to secure their
part of his estate, family members hide the truth about his diagnosis from him and Big Mama.
Front and center as tensions mount are alcoholic former football hero Brick and his beautiful but
sexually frustrated wife Maggie "the Cat" as their troubled relationship comes to a stormy and
steamy climax, a shockwave of secrets are finally revealed. Brimming with Williams' trademark
emotional intensity and insightful wit.
Directed by Mark Schnitzler (Graduate Final Project)
Assassins: The Musical
April 11-14 & 18-21, 2012
Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, Assassins, lays bare
the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United
States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience.
From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, the rules of time and space are bent, taking us
on a nightmarish rollercoaster ride in which the notorious from different historical periods meet,
interact and in an intense final scene inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the
Directed by Dr. Scott Glasser