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Theater - Current Season

For many years, the Wabash Theater Department has brought innovative, creative, and daring scripts to life. Three mainstage productions are produced each season in the months of October, February, and April, with student-directed Studio One-Acts produced in November. Whether you’re a first-time performer or are already on your way to an EGOT, the Wabash Theater invites everyone to participate in its upcoming productions. These public performances are not for Theater majors only; auditions are open to all students and members of the Wabash community, including faculty, staff, spouses, and partners. No experience required! Visit the Box Office page for free tickets to these and other events.

Wabash Theater Season: 2024-2025

FALL 2024

by Moliere
Translated by Ranjit Bolt

Directed by Jim Cherry
Wednesday-Saturday, October 2-5, 2024
Ball Theater, 7:30 p.m.

In this comedy with serious overtones, Tartuffe, a penniless scoundrel and religious poseur, is invited by a gullible benefactor to live in his home. Imposing a rigidly puritanical regimen on the formerly happy household, Tartuffe wreaks havoc among family members. He breaks off the daughter's engagement, attempts to seduce the wife of his host, acquires his patron's property, and eventually resorts to blackmail and extortion. Will his schemes and malicious deeds succeed? Or will they lead to his own downfall?


12 Angry Men
by Reginald Rose
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel
Directed by Logan Weilbaker ’25
Wednesday-Saturday, February 19-22, 2025
Experimental Theater, 7:30 p.m.

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.

Devised Piece, tentatively titled "MacBash"
by Students
Directed by Heidi Winters Vogel
Wednesday-Saturday, April 23-26, 2025
Ball Theater, 7:30 p.m.

Devised theatre is a method of theatre-making in which the script originates from collaborative, often improvisatory, work by a performing ensemble. This process is similar to that of commedia dell’arte and street theatre. It also shares some common principles with improvisational theatre; however, in devising, improvisation is typically confined to the creation process: by the time a devised piece is presented to the public, it usually has a fixed, or partly fixed form. Historically, devised theatre is also strongly aligned with physical theatre, due at least in part to the fact that training in such physical performance forms as commedia, mime, and clown tends to produce an actor-creator with much to contribute to the creation of original work.