» Upcoming and Past Theatre Productions



Small Mouth Sounds by Bess Wohl
Directed by Gregg W. Brevoort
October 6–7 & 12–14, 2023
Waltmar Theatre

Filled with awkward and insightful humor, this show takes the audience on a unique journey of human discovery where strangers confront their internal demons through profound and absurd vows of silence.

Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht (English version by Eric Bentley)
Directed by Shinshin Yuder Tsai
November 3–4 & 9–11, 2023
Waltmar Theatre

A war-torn wasteland is the scene of Brecht’s Epic Theatre masterpiece, a powerful anti-war drama which follows the misfortunes and triumphs of Anna Fierling, nicknamed “Mother Courage,” and her misplaced children. As they traverse the apocalyptic ruins of their world, their survival is dependent on the very cataclysm that destroyed their previous life. It’s an edgy, raw, transformative journey that will shake your senses.


Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tamiko S. Washington
February 15–17, 2024
Musco Center for the Arts

This hilarious rom/com features mistaken identities and a love triangle for a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl. Filled with music, drink, dance, riotous antics and self-indulgences, this is a masterful show you don't want to miss!

Student-Directed One-Acts
April 4–7, 2023
O.L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre

Kissing Scene by Carl Martin
Directed by Jane Broderson

by Susan Glaspell
Directed by Sydney Feldman

Icarus's Mother by Sam Shepard
Directed by Jerry Zou

The Storm in the Barn adapted by Eric Coble, from the graphic novel by Matt Phelan
Directed b Jeremie Loncka
April 26–27 & May 2–4, 2024
Waltmar Theatre

It is 1937, the height of the infamous Dust Bowl era, and a young boy named Jack Clark, who lives a life of daily bullying, familial poverty struggles and challenges of youth, finds solace and hope when he encounters a fantastical and mystical presence in a barn that changes his and his family’s life forever. Based on the graphic novel The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan.

Tickets for the season go on sale at the start each semester at Chapman.edu/tickets-copa.

Past Productions

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