We are proud to be one of the oldest producing theatre programs in the USA. We date our history back to 1882 and list here a record of the major productions over the past 10 years.

2016-2017

  • An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
  • Orchesis 16/17
  • Androcles and the Lion by Aurand Harris
  • Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca

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2015-2016

  • Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
  • Orchesis 15/16
  • Artifice by Anne Flanagan
  • Red Hot & Cole! music & lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Bianchi, McAuley, & Strawderman

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2014-2015

  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • Orchesis 14-15
  • Kindertransport by Diane Samuels
  • Urinetown: The Musical by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis

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2013-2014

  • The Secret War of Emma Edmonds by Bonnie Milne Gardner
  • Orchesis 2014
  • Almost, Maine by John Cariani
  • Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw

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2012-2013

  • Fairy Queen – music by Henry Purcell, text by William Shakespeare
  • The Passion of Dracula by Bob Hall and David Richmond (adapted from the Bram Stoker novel)
  • “My Secrets on Beauty” (student created)
  • Orchesis 2013

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2011-2012

  • Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
  • Dear Brutus by J.M. Barrie
  • Orchesis 2012
  • Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry

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2010-2011

  • Hotel Cassiopeia by Charles Mee
  • Mame – music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  • “Photo Plays: Flashes of Brilliance” (student created)
  • Orchesis 2011

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2009-2010

  • Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher
  • Orchesis 2010
  • Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
  • The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbacher

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2008-2009

  • Fashion! by Anna Cora Mowatt, adapted for the 21st century by Bonnie Milne Gardner
  • Orchesis 2009
  • 12th Night (or What You Will) by William Shakespeare
  • Carousel – music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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2007-2008

  • The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, adapted by Maurice Valency
  • Orchesis 2008
  • Stop Kiss by Diana Son
  • The Photographer by Phillip Glass and Robert Malasch

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2006-2007

  • Out of This World – music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Dwight Taylor and Reginald Lawrence
  • Orchesis 2007
  • Abundance by Beth Henley
  • Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

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2005-2006

  • Othello in Wonderland by Dr. Gholam-Hossein Sa’edi
  • Orchesis 2006
  • Marisol by José Rivera
  • Noises Off by Michael Frayn

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2004-2005

  • “The Spectacle Plays” (student created)
  • “Orchesis 2005”
  • Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman
  • Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

2003-2004

  • Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin
  • “Orchesis 2004”
  • Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt and Christopher Sergel
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

2002-2003

  • Full Circle by Erich Maria Remarque
  • “Orchesis 2003”
  • Zombies From the Beyond by James Valcq
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare

2001-2002

  • The Accidental Doctor by Moliere, adaptation by Jason Beehler
  • “Orchesis 2002”
  • Indulgences in the Louisville Harem by John Orlock
  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

2000-2001

  • The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice
  • “Orchesis 2001”
  • The World of Carl Sandburg by Norman Corwin
  • Once Upon a Mattress Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer

1999-2000

  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • “Orchesis 2000”
  • An Evening With Samuel Beckett (three plays by Samuel Beckett)
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin

1998-1999

  • Skylight by David Hare
  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen, adapted by Bonnie Milne Gardner
  • “Orchesis 1999”
  • Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

1997-1998

  • The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
  • “Orchesis 1998”
  • No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre
  • The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1996-1997

  • Harrison Days by Horton Foote
  • “Orchesis 1997”
  • Talking With... by Jane Martin
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Gaure and Galt MacDermot, based on the play by William Shakespeare

1995-1996

  • Linda Her by Harry Kondolean
  • Unexpected Tenderness by Israel Horovitz
  • “Orchesis 1996”
  • The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe
  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare

1994-1995

  • Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn
  • “Orchesis 1995”
  • The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
  • Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

1993-1994

  • Rumors by Neil Simon
  • Sphinxes Without Secrets adapted by Bonnie Milne Gardner
  • “Orchesis 1994”
  • Hay Fever by Noel Coward

1992-1993

  • Little Murders by Jules Feiffer
  • On the Verge by Eric Overmyer
  • “Orchesis 1993”
  • The Hostage by Brendan Behan

1991-1992

  • Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter
  • “Orchesis 1992”
  • Alison's House by Susan Glaspell
  • An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar by Ted Lange

1990-1991

  • Tartuffe by Molière
  • “Orchesis 1991”
  • Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
  • Collective Senses (three short plays)

1989-1990

  • Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
  • “Orchesis 1990”
  • Pedestals (three one-act plays)
  • The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare

1988-1989

  • The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson
  • “Orchesis 1989”
  • Alice in Wonderland by Eva LaGallienne
  • To Gillian, On Her 37th Birthday by Michael Brady

1987-1988

  • A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  • La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler
  • “Orchesis 1988” (“Markings”)
  • Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss

1986-1987

  • Volleys (premiere) by Robert Flanagan
  • A Lesson from Aloes by Athol Fugard
  • “Orchesis 1987”
  • We Won’t Pay!, We Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo

1985-1986

  • Company by Stephen Sondheim
  • “Orchesis 1986”
  • The Art of Dining by Tina Howe
  • Agnes of God by John Pielmeier

1984-1985

  • The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
  • “Orchesis 1985”
  • The Physicists by Friederich Dürrenmatt
  • Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang

1983-1984

  • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • “Orchesis 1984”
  • Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas
  • The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney

1982-1983

  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • “Orchesis 1983”
  • Antigone by Jean Anouilh
  • Inherit The Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee