We are proud to continue our 136 year old tradition of producing theatre & dance for the OWU campus and central OH area.

New-Student Scenes

September 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

Promising newcomers in scenes staged by this year’s directing class.
(may contain adult themes and language)

Admission is FREE for these performances! 


Cloud 9 

October 4-6, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. & October 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Ares Harper ‘19

Gender and power face-off in this masterfully crafted comedy, where people's disjointed identities are directly related to their lack of autonomy.  Join these sexually repressed characters on a journey that transcends time and space, as they fight to find their place in this swirling world of self-discovery. Contains strong language and adult themes. 

Tickets: $5-students/seniors/faculty/staff, and $10-general. (cash or check only!)
Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID.


Fall Senior Project Productions

October 19-20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis

Directed by senior Jack Riter and featuring senior Doris Ottman

Imagine what it would be like to take all of your favorite fairy tales and smash them together--this is it! 

Admission is FREE for these performances but you must have a ticket. Limited availability!


‘How to Be a Respectable Junkie’

October 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. (post show discussion to follow)
Studio Theatre

By Greg Vovos, starring Christopher M. Bohan

Presented in support of the Sagan National Colloquium.  A humorous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful look into the struggles of our nation’s opioid crisis, an in-depth look into the troubled soul of a man caught in heroin’s deadly grip.  Based on a true story.  Contains depictions of drug use and adult language.  Reserve tickets starting October 22 at 740-368-3855.

Admission is FREE for these performances!

 

 

Sagan National Colloquium Event: Urban Bush Women Workshop

November 7, 2018  4:00-7:30 p.m.
Januzzi Dance Studio

‘Entering, Building, & Exiting Community’

An interactive workshop for students who have worked with communities through one of OWU’s community service learning programs, alternative spring trips, or Theory to Practice or Travel learning experiences.  Limited participation.  Details TBA.

 

Orchesis 18/19

November 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
November 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

Artistic direction by Rashana Perks Smith

This year's dance concert features original work by student, faculty, and guest choreographers. Join us for an evening of contemporary dance that is sure to move you!

Tickets: $5-students/seniors/faculty/staff, and $10-general. (cash or check only!)
Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID.

 

Directing Class/Playwriting Class One-Act Plays

December 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

This annual event with student directors and playwrights is often surprising, always varied, and full of fresh energy.  (may contain adult themes and language)

Admission is FREE for these performances. No tickets required!


Fall Dance Showcase

December 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 
Jannuzi Dance Studio

Each semester, the dance program presents an informal showcase of work by students in dance classes. See students perform excerpts from their studio work and hear research presentations from Independent Studies.

Admission is FREE for this showcase. No tickets required!

 

'Just One Step'
a twin bill of comedy and music

February 21-23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. & February 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

Short plays by David Ives and selected songs by Robert Jason Brown
Directed by D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr., Jason Hiester, and Jennifer Whitehead

The Departments of Theatre & Dance and Music present two acts exploring people on the verge of making big choices.  Several short comic plays by American playwright David Ives will do this in a humorous vein and selections from song cycle “Songs for a New World”, composed by American Robert Jason Brown will do so with powerful music. 

Tickets: $5-students/seniors/faculty/staff, and $10-general. (cash or check only!)
Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID.


Spring Senior Project Productions

March 22-23, 2019 8:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

A Mother’s Love written by senior Daniel Brothers, directed by senior Jack Riter.  

A new play explores the character of death, and what it is like to leave and be left behind.

Admission is FREE for these performances but you must have a ticket. Limited availability!


Hamlet

April 6-8, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. & April 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Elane Denny-Todd

This timeless classic exposes the consequences of corruption and injustice as a young man seeks revenge for the murder of his father. Shakespeare takes the audience on a perilous journey of madness, lost love, and loyalty. 

Tickets: $5-students/seniors/faculty/staff, and $10-general. (cash or check only!)
Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID.


Spring Dance Showcase

April 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 
Jannuzi Dance Studio

Each semester, the dance program presents an informal showcase of work by students in dance classes. See students perform excerpts from their studio work and hear research presentations from Independent Studies.

Admission is FREE for this showcase. No tickets required!

Box Office Information and Directions

 

 

Box Office Contact Info

Location

Chappelear Drama Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3855
E thtrdnce@owu.edu