We are proud to continue our 137-year-old tradition of producing theatre & dance for the OWU campus and central Ohio area.

New Student Scenes

September 21, 2019 at 8 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! 


The Country House 

October 4-5, 2019 at 8 p.m. & October 6, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Elane Denny

A theatrical family and friends return to a summer home in the Berkshires near the Williamstown Theatre Festival for a long weekend. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies provides a witty, yet piercing look at family relationships as a family of performers come to terms with the roles they play in each other’s lives.

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 25-26, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

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

 

Orchesis 19/20

November 15, 2019 at 8 p.m.
November 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

Artistic direction by Rashana Perks Smith

This year's dance concert features original work by six students, guest choreographer - Megan Davis Bushway, and Artistic Director - Rashana Perks Smith. 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 6, 2019 at 8 p.m.
December 7, 2019 at 7 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 6, 2019 at 4 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!

 

Eurydice


February 13-15, 2020 at 8 p.m. & February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Bradford Sadler

This Award-winning modern playwright takes the classical Orpheus myth of love and loss and gives it a new perspective in this imaginative and poetic work. Told from the point of view of Eurydice, Orpheus' wife, this play is by turns magical, exuberant, hopeful, and heart-rending.

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 27-28, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Studio Theatre

Rosaura  Adapted from Calderón's Life is a Dream and inspired by Teatro Inverso's Rosaura, this performance explores the journey of the character Rosaura along with the prince Segismundo in a coming of age story about family, power, and finding yourself.

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


The Secret Garden

April 17-18, 2020 at 8 p.m. & April 19, 2020 at 2 p.m.
April 24-25, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage

Book & lyrics by Marsha Norman & music by Lucy Simon
Stage direction by D. Glen Vanderbilt Jr.
Music direction by Jason Hiester and Dr. Jennifer Whitehead 

Our biennial musical co-production with the Department of Music brings this enchanting classic to vivid life in a Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical for all ages. Orphaned Mary returns to England to live on a foreboding estate that has many mysteries and wonders to discover in this elegant tale about love, forgiveness, and renewal.

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

Spring Dance Showcase

April 26, 2019 at 4 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