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Theater-by-the-Grove, produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, presents several productions each year, including the co-production with Music Theater of a major musical.

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Theater-by-the-Grove, Dance Theater, and Music Theater are funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

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Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents The Tempest

August 28–30 and September 4–6 at 8:00 p.m., August 31 and September 7 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

One of Shakespeare’s most magical tales as you have never seen it before—as a 1930s circus show. This production promises to be exhilarating, fun, and full of wonder for the whole family.

Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents: The Tempest

Fahrenheit 451

November 6–8 and 12–15 at 8:00 p.m., November 9 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Media has claimed the culture. Books are outlawed. Owning one is a crime only flame can punish, and it is Montag’s job to light the match. But when a chance encounter sparks doubt, Montag embarks on a journey that may consume more than words, more than lives. Burn enough books, and some minds will catch fire.

Fahrenheit 451

Soldier’s Heart

February 19–21 and 25–28 at 8:00 p.m., February 22 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Before heading off to war in Iraq, Casey Johnson neatly organizes her life into a box of lists, envelopes, and registration forms for her son’s activities. Months later, she returns to Western Pennsylvania forever changed, with deep psychological scars that no amount of arranging seems to be able to fix. Tammy Ryan’s poignant Soldier’s Heart shines a light on the struggles facing woman warriors.  

Soldier's Heart

Into the Woods

April 16–18 at 8:00 p.m. and April 19 at 2:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

When the Baker and his wife learn they have been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a journey for special objects to break the spell. Along the way, they meet up with an assembly of well-known Brothers Grimm characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (of beanstalk fame). Into the Woods contains some violence and scenes that may not be appropriate for younger children.

Into the Woods

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