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.
September 24–26, 30 and October 1–3, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; September 27 at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
A class project brings together two awkward and isolated teens to find the poetry and mystery of life that connects them to each other in I and You, a play written by Lauren Gunderson.
November 5–7 and 11–14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; November 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
Agnes, an uptight college grad, returns home when her family is killed in a car crash. She regrets never being closer with her younger sister Tilly, an adventurous but nerdy girl. But when Agnes makes a discovery, it’s like she’s opened her sister’s diary.
February 18–20 and 24–27, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; February 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
The Hairy Ape is an expressionist play by Eugene O’Neill about a brutish, unthinking laborer known as Yank as he searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich. At first, Yank feels secure as he stokes the engines of an ocean liner. However, the tables turn, and Yank undergoes a crisis of identity.
April 14–16 and 20–23, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.; April 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center
This Tony Award-winning musical comedy introduces us to six awkward, quirky, and thoroughly endearing students on the quest of a lifetime—becoming champion of the annual spelling bee. This production is not recommended for younger children.
March 26–May 7
April 28–May 7, 2016
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