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2022–23

FALL SEMESTER

Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Shinshin Tsai
October 6–8 & 13–15
Waltmar Theatre

Metamorphoses is based on Ovid's fifteen-volume work of transformation myths. Positioned in and around a large pool on the stage, the characters enact Zimmerman's adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image.

Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Michael Nehring
November 3–5 & 9–12
Waltmar Theatre

This metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

SPRING SEMESTER

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Stephen Simons
Directed by Sokratis Alafouzos
February 16–18 & 23–23
Waltmar Theatre

The play tells the story of Christopher Boone, a mathematically gifted boy of 15 years, whose investigations of ordinary life, which is difficult for him to understand, lead him to uncover a variety of family secrets and eventually struggle against the personal, developmental limitations on his independence.

Student-Directed One-Acts
Titles to be announced.
April 6–8 & 13–15
O.L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre

Freaky Friday
Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
Directed by Susanna Vaughan
April 27–29 & May 4–6
Waltmar Theatre

Single mother Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna couldn't be more different, and it is driving them both insane. After receiving cryptic fortunes at a Chinese restaurant, the two wake up the next day to discover that they have somehow switched bodies. Unable to switch back, they are forced to masquerade as one another until a solution can be found. In the process, they develop a new sense of respect and understanding for one another.

Tickets for the season go on sale at the start each semester at tickets.chapman.edu.

Past Productions


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