Guests may park in Lots D or I when attending music concerts on campus.
Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. Performance venues will open for seating approximately 20 minutes prior to curtain.
By Harvey Fierstein
Directed by Michael Hatton
Music Director: Damon Stevens
Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2021 | Stauss Theatre
Torch Song is the two-act revival of Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-winning Torch Song Trilogy. The life of Arnold Beckoff, a torch song-singing, Jewish drag queen living in New York City, is dramatized over the span of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Told with a friendly, human voice, Torch Song follows Arnold's odyssey to find happiness in New York. Along the way, Arnold experiences love, loss, and misadventure. A visit from his overbearing mother reminds him that he needs one thing more: respect.
Torch Song is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Ken Jones
Oct. 14-24, 2021 | Corbett Theatre
Noises Off has been called "the funniest farce ever written" and takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing On. Doors slamming, falling trousers, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant plate of sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
Noises Off is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
By Rupert Holmes
Directed by Jason Danieley
Music Director: Jamey Strawn
Nov. 12-21, 2021 | Corbett Theatre
In the small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. Based on Charles Dickens' final unfinished novel, Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical is an interactive whodunit mystery which invites the audience to enter the action. Staged as a show-within-a-show at the Music Hall Royale, this charming and inventive show is sure to intrigue any musical or mystery lover.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals Company.
Photo: Michael Moore Agency
Multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed Broadway actor, singer, concert performer, and recording artist Jason Danieley has delighted audiences around the country and world with his incredible performances. In his New York directorial debut Broadway World called his talents as a director as 'remarkably impressive'. For a complete biography visit jasondanieley.com
By Joe Tracz
Directed by Jamey Strawn
Music Director: Damon Stevens
Feb. 25-March 6, 2022 | Corbett Theatre
As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control and mythological monsters and Greek gods on his trail. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Now he and his friends must embark on an epic quest to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods. This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book is an action-packed, mythical adventure that will thrill everyone in the family.
The Lightning Thief is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals Company.
Artwork by Ellen Barlage
Logo by Maddy Kunkel
The Year End Series (YES) Festival is NKU's new-play festival, the oldest collegiate new-play festival in the country. For the 20th Anniversary, the School of the Arts will host four world-premiere plays, including the first regional collaboration.
By D. Lynn Meyers, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Artistic Director
Directed by Brian Robertson
April 1-16, 2022 | The Carnegie - Covington, KY
What happens when middle age parents unexpectedly pass and their 20 something children get together to decide what happens to their family house and possessions? Add in the parents who haven’t quite moved on and mysterious person with an eye to encyclopedias. Keeper of the Realm is about those we love and what is truly never lost. Visit TheCarnegie.com for more information.
Presented in partnership with the Carnegie Theatre of Covington.
By Jared Michael Delaney
Directed by Daryl Harris
April 7-16, 2022 | Corbett Theatre
Young Jack Falstaff is eager to join the army and prove himself worthy of becoming a knight, both to himself and to his friends at the Boar’s Head Tavern. After he signs up, however, he is given duties that he didn’t expect and don’t exactly sit right with him. How can he decide between friendship and duty? Love and honor? Justice and the law? Falstaff explores how the most famous drunken coward in literary history became who he became.
Jared Michael Delaney is a stage/screenwriter and actor. Playwriting credits: Full productions: The Hand of Gaul, 2013 Inis Nua Theatre; Noli Timere (Don't Be Afraid) 2017 Theatre Conspiracy; Voyager One, New Jersey Repertory Company, 2019 (named Top 10 Productions in New Jersey, Newark Star-Ledger); They’ve All Gone & We’ll Go Too, Jersey Fringe, 2019. Readings: Paint It Black, You Devil, Strange Sun Theatre, Best Medicine Rep; Child of Lions, HRC Showcase Theatre, New Works of Merit; The Cannibal of Ajax, Best Medicine Rep., Vintage Theatre Comedy Festival; Voyager One, N.J. Rep., Khaos Theatre Co., 5th Wall Productions; Short Plays: Fortune’s Fool, Aberrant Theatre, NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut (published, related anthology); Pontiff Blues; The Shoes;RGDG?, FringeArts. Training: M.A. Theatre, Villanova University; M.F.A. Stage/Screenwriting, Queens University of Charlotte.
By Samantha Oty
Directed by Mike King
April 8-16, 2022 | Stauss Theatre
A group of friends confront their changing lives and each other at a convenience store on Dec. 31, 1999.
Playwright Samantha Oty graduated from Radford University with a degree in English, technical editing and writing. She received her master's degree in publishing from The George Washington University in 2017. Her first play, Demolition Lovers, was written in her sophomore year of high school and won the 2010 New Voices playwriting contest and has been writing plays ever since.
A stressed businessman is invited to a club in the big city to reconnect with an old friend, once there he is faced with an astonishing problem when he encounters his subconscious personified in physical form and must overcome its increasingly reckless suggestions.
Sage Daman is a Senior BFA Playwrighting major from Cold Spring, KY. NKU credits include 10-Minute Play Festival (2019), Assistant Stage Manager for Noises Off! (2021) and will be Assistant Stage Manager for Keeper of the Realm at the Carnegie.
Two young Christian women find their faith in the Lord tested as they attempt to dispose of the evidence of a recent display of faith by feeding it to pigs housed on a rural farm. Caught in the act, these young women find the evening becomes progressively more complex, morbid, and dangerous as they encounter test after test.
Richard Klein’s plays have been produced or performed in various theatres, rehearsal spaces, living rooms, kitchens, and back alleys across the United States. Klein has won the John Cauble Award, the University of Cincinnati Playwriting Prize, and the Carol & Elton Holman Screenwriting Competition.
Artistic Directed by Tracey Bonner
April 22-24, 2022 | Corbett Theatre
Featuring a company of our best young dance artists, along with new and innovative works created by faculty, guest artists, and nationally renowned choreographers, Dance '22 has something for everyone – contemporary dance forms that include modern, jazz, and African/Afro-Fusion.