Department Chair:
Matthew Wright

Phone: 440 7758152
Fax: 440 7758340

Warner Center 100
30 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

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Mainstage 14|15

Mainstage 14|15


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Pericles By William Shakespeare



Shakespeare’s late romance tells the story of a young monarch’s search to find a wife and escape the incestuous King of Antioch in the ancient Mediterranean. An ensemble of twelve will take the stage in a performance incorporating a range of narrative forms including masks, puppetry, clowning, story-theater, and stage combat.


 Directed by Paul Moser

Hall Auditorium

December 4, 5, 6 - 7:30pm

December 7 - 2pm








Dessa Rose Music by Stephen Flaharty, Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by Sherley Anne Williams


Young slave Dessa Rose and white, well-born Ruth forge an unlikely alliance. It ultimately leads to friendship and admiration as they struggle to overcome boundaries of race and gender in pre-Civil War America. Joyous, harrowing, and soul stirring, their story explores emotions unmatched by most other musicals.



 Directed by Caroline Jackson-Smith

Hall Auditorium

February 5, 6, 7 - 7:30pm

February 8 - 2pm








The Caucasian Chalk Circle By Bertolt Brecht


“Terrible is the temptation to do good!” warns Bertolt Brecht’s narrator. But good is all that the simple kitchen maid Grusha knows. And when she aids a defenseless infant, their fascinating story calls into question our basic assumptions of what is right in a world gone horrifically wrong.


                                                             Directed by Heather Anderson Boll

Hall Auditorium

April 16, 17, 18 - 7:30pm

April 19 - 2pm