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Note: Audience sizes will be limited to allow for social distancing. 
Audience members must wear masks.

2021-22 Theatre Season

The Voice of the PrairieThe Voice of the Prairie

By John Olive
Directed by Carol Anderson

Oct 28-30, Nov 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.

Two runaways – a young storyteller and a blind girl find love, loss and adventure riding the trains of the midwest – the rise of 1920’s radio – as the young man becomes a storytelling sensation as the Voice of the Prairie in search of the girl he lost. What does if mean to live fully alive? Come see this show.


The HobbitThe Hobbit

By Patricia Gray
Based on the classic by JRR Tolkien

Student Show – Directed by Logan Edwards (’22)

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Nov 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.

It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.


Electra

By Sophocles
Adapted by Frank McGuinness
Directed by Catherine Gaffney

Feb. 24-26, Mar 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.

What happens when loss and loneliness turn into revenge and hate? An ancient story that reverberates today. After her father is killed, Electra plots to murder his murderer. Generations of vengeance, betrayal, and deceit… Can the cycle ever be broken? “The hour is now. Decide what to do!”


Viking Summer

By Jim Shores
Directed by Jim Shores

April 7-9, 7:30 p.m.

This play is commissioned by the Beating Heart Group in Edinburgh Scotland as a pro-life outreach at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – the largest arts festival in the world. 

A story of summer romance set on the island of Iona.  A handsome boy from Norway literally washes ashore at the feet of a Scottish university girl.  She has her life all mapped out with no plans for falling in love with a “Viking.”  Now she must choose between life-as-planned and actual life with all its unpredictable forms.

The story celebrates the disabled, the aged, the stranger, the just-conceived, and anyone needing guidance and forgiveness.

Graciously supported by a grant from The Huston Foundation


10-Minute Play Festival

Written and Directed by Asbury Students.

April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Original plays written and directed by Asbury students.

Always fun and fascinating to see the talent and creativity of Asburians.