The Department of Theater and Dance presents several productions each year. This includes at least three plays, two dance performances, and a major musical (co-produced with the Department of Music).
In addition, Ovations!, Indiana's premier touring performing arts series, offers additional theater, dance, and music events. View the Events Calendar for Lively Arts.
Theater-by-the-Grove, Dance Theater, and Music Theater are funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.
19–21 and 25–28, 2017, 8:00 p.m.; and
October 22, 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage Theater, IUP Performing Arts
A bloody deed erupts amidst the corseted respectability of Victorian Massachusetts, creating an enduring mystery explored through a new musical interpretation. Contains
strong language and situations.
October 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.; Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Note: The performance time for this event has
changed from the previously published time. It will now begin at
The IUP Percussion Ensemble and the IUP Dance Theater combine their talents to present an evening concert featuring the original compositions and choreography of alumni, students, and faculty—all “home grown” at IUP.
and Playwrights to Be Determined
10 and 11, 2017, 8:00 p.m.; and November 12, 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Studio Theater,
From tiny seeds, mighty oaks do grow! The Acorn Project nurtures and showcases theater and dance student growth, providing opportunities for students to perform, produce, direct, write, and design. This project will showcase selected new student works.
22–24 and February 28–March 3, 2917, 8:00 p.m.; and February 25, 2:00 p.m.; Waller
Hall Mainstage Theater, IUP Performing Arts Center
From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls’ indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors in this finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Contains
strong language and suggestive themes.
12–14 and 18–21, 2018, 8:00 p.m.; and April 15, 2:00 p.m.; Waller Hall Mainstage
Theater, IUP Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare’s brilliant exploration of human love in its many forms—a masterpiece replete with unforgettable characters, music, dance, spectacle, and comedy for every taste.