The USD Department of Theatre presents a variety of compelling and challenging productions for the public. We contract with Arts People for the processing and payment of online ticket sales. An additional $1.25 service charge is added to each ticket sold online.You may print your own tickets or pick them up at Will Call.
Three sisters, Olga, Masha and Irina, traverse their predictable daily lives in pre-revolutionary Russia while contemplating their own purpose in their modern world and the choices that have brought them to this existence. Hailed as one of Chekhov’s masterpieces, this new translation by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl revels in life’s most joyous and painful moments while exploring the dark and delusional world that these women share. By Anton Chekhov. Performed on the Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage.
In this beautiful piece by Annie Baker, "Circle Mirror Transformation" explores how four strangers explore themselves by taking part in a seemingly innocent six-week acting class filled with games, struggles and creativity. Performed on the Arena Stage.
Fifty years after its Broadway premiere, "Cabaret" is as resonant and relevant as ever. Alternatingly hilarious and chilling, this classic musical juxtaposes its up-tempo music and choreography with the rise of the Nazi party in pre-World War II Berlin. From the exuberant “Willkommen” to the mesmerizing title song, Kander and Ebb’s score has remained a favorite of theatregoers around the world. Performed on the Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage.
Well of all things… in a small village in France a movement has begun and the townsfolk, one by one, are transforming from humans into wild rhinoceroses. Ionesco’s classic tale of individualism and repression combines staunch symbolism with hefty thought to create a world unlike any other seen on stage before or since. "Rhinoceros" is hysterical, absurd and the perfect antidote to the mundane. By Eugene Ionesco. Performed on the Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage.
Follow the stories of the four March sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy and the many colorful characters in their lives as they come of age in Civil War-era New England. With music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allen Knee, this beloved musical captures the essence of Louisa May Alcott's classic 19th century American novel while making it accessible and relevant to 21st century audiences of all ages. Performed on the Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage.
Individual shows TBA