Department of Theatre and Dance’s show lineup for the fall 2021 semester

<p>Cast members rehearse Cinderella April 23, 2018 at University Theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance produces a combination of well-known and niche shows each season. <strong>Leslie Gartrell, DN File</strong></p>

Cast members rehearse Cinderella April 23, 2018 at University Theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance produces a combination of well-known and niche shows each season. Leslie Gartrell, DN File

How to buy tickets for university shows

You can purchase tickets in advance with cash or a debit card in the University Theatre Box Office in the lower lounge of University Theatre — the building south of Bracken Library. Purchasing with a card may come with processing fees.

You may also buy tickets via phone by calling 765-285-8749 or online at bsu.edu/theatre.

If you want to attend multiple shows for the upcoming season, you may be interested in buying subscription tickets, available for specific theaters or all departmental shows for varying costs depending on the package you want to purchase.

Subscription and single tickets for the 2021-22 season will be available beginning Aug. 1.

Source: Department of Theatre and Dance website

Ball’s State Department of Theatre and Dance always has a packed schedule of performances at each of the three theaters on campus. Chances are, you’ll be required to see a few performances if you take a THEA 100 course. Whether you’re going for class or just for fun, these performances are an affordable form of entertainment for students.

University Theatre

ROE

This play follows the personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade in the years after the landmark ruling. It reflects on the debate the decision still faces today and the heart and passion each side has for its cause.

Opens Sept. 23, closes Oct. 2

BRING IT ON!

This musical features lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda in telling the story of a high school senior who unexpectedly spends her last year at a different school, competing with a new dance crew against her former cheer squad teammates at the national championships.

Opens Nov. 5, closes Nov. 13

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

This classic play based on Charles Dickens’ novel will be performed by Ball State students to bring some Christmas cheer to campus and the surrounding community. The story follows a grouchy and selfish man, Ebenezer Scrooge, as he learns to embrace kindness and the spirit of Christmas.

Opens Dec. 9, closes Dec. 18

Ticket costs for all fall 2021 University Theatre shows are $15 in advance for students, faculty, staff and seniors or $17 at the door. Tickets for the general public are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.

Strother Theatre

EVERYBODY

This is an interactive performance, written as a modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play “Everyman.” Members of the audience will be randomly chosen to participate in “Everybody” as they journey through life’s greatest mystery — the meaning of living.

Opens Sept. 10, closes Sept. 18

VALLEY OF THE FOUR DOLLS 

This dance piece follows a young girl and her family of dolls on a whimsical, sensual and magical journey to a world where the lines between reality and imagination no longer exist. As these worlds collide, the audience catches a glimpse of the relationships between these characters, their worlds and how they color and shape each other.

Opens Oct. 22, closes Oct. 30

Ticket costs for all fall 2021 Strother Theatre shows are $12 in advance for students, faculty, staff and seniors or $14 at the door. Tickets for the general public are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.

Cave Theatre

THE CATASTROPHIST

This play follows Nathan Wolfe, a scientist who tracks viral pandemic outbreaks. When he proposed an idea for pandemic insurance to plan for catastrophes, no one bought it. Watching a biography of his life and work, audiences are given the opportunity to dive into the profundities of scientific exploration and the harrowing realities of facing mortality.

Opens Sept. 21, closes Oct. 2

THE BURDENS

This play follows adult siblings Mordy and Jane trying to help relieve their widowed mother’s emotional and financial burdens. Told almost entirely via text messages, “The Burdens” is a dark, family comedy about how technology helps people stay close, while still enabling them to keep their distance.

Opens Sept, 23, closes Oct. 2

THE DUMB WAITER

This comedy-drama takes place in the basement of an old restaurant as two hit men wait to complete their next job. The characters argue with each other about their work and details regarding living in the basement, and grow increasingly frustrated with the restaurant’s old dumbwaiter delivering them messages.

Opens Oct. 26, closes Oct. 31

KILL THE EDITOR

This play follows the story of documentary editors five days before the Cannes Film Festival as they each have different hopes for what the final film will look like. Ben, the newest editor, tries to satisfy director Cameron’s wishes while simultaneously understanding previous editor Libby’s irritation.

Opens Nov. 9, closes Nov. 14

Ticket costs for all fall 2021 Cave Theatre shows are $6 in advance or $8 at the door for students, faculty, staff, seniors and the general public.

 

Korsgaard Dance Studio

A HISTORY OF KNOWING AND LOVING AND REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING

This dance series features solos and duets by students that encompass the themes of the title — knowing, loving, remembering and forgetting.

Opens Oct. 15, closes Oct. 17

FALL CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECTS

Dance majors present selected works that highlight the best of original dances from Ball State’s students across multiple styles and forms.

Opens Nov. 20, closes Nov. 22

Ticket costs for all fall 2021 Korsgaard Dance Studio shows are $6 in advance or $8 at the door for students, faculty, staff, seniors and the general public.

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