Upcoming Productions

Coming Soon

For ticketing, location and pricing information, see our Information on Attending Productions. For additional information and for event notifications, find us on Facebook.

People needing accommodation should contact the EWU Box Office at 509.359.2459 one week in advance.


Fall 2019 | Urinetown The Musical

Playbill for Urinetown the MusicalMusic: Mark Hollmann
Lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Directed by: Jeff Sanders
Musical Direction: Carolyn Jess
Choreography: Angela Rose Pearson

Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Performance Dates

Nov. 15, 16, and 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.

 


Winter 2020 | Silent Sky

By: Lauren Gunderson
Directed by: Sara Goff

Silent Sky tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, the astronomer ahead of her time. It is 1900 and Henrietta has the opportunity to work at Harvard University as a human computer, one of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars but receiving no scientific credit. Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars, her unswerving determination to discover them in a man’s world, and the human touch that makes life under the vast sky beautiful and timeless.

Performance Dates

Mar. 6, 7 and 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 12 at 5 p.m.

Auditions

Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 6-11 p.m.
The EWU University Theatre Building
Contact Jeff Sanders (509.359.6673 or jsanders@ewu.edu) for your Audition Time
For audition details, see our Facebook page.


Spring 2020 | The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by: Guest Director Josephine Keefe

Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.

“An extraordinary play…not since Angels in America have I seen a play so unafraid to acknowledge the power of the spirit…” —The Guardian (UK)

“Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a real jaw-dropper…expressionistic fantasy…raw language and flamboyantly street-savvy characters…his imagination is dazzling and his command of language downright thrilling.” —Variety

Performance Dates

May 8, 9 and 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.

Auditions

Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 6-11 p.m.
The EWU University Theatre Building
Contact Jeff Sanders (509.359.6673 or jsanders@ewu.edu) for your Audition Time
For audition details, see our Facebook page.

Information on Attending Productions

  1. Take I-90 West toward Seattle.
  2. Take Exit 270. Merge onto WA-904 (Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson Memorial Hwy). Head West toward Four Lakes/Cheney.
  3. Turn right onto Betz Road at the first stoplight (approx. 5 miles).
  4. Betz Road turns into Washington St. Continue past EWU’s Roos Football Field 1/4 mile.
  5. The EWU Theatre is on the left between Parking Lots 3 & 7.
  6. EWU parking lots campus-wide are by permit use only until 5 p.m. weekdays. They become open to the public (no permits required) after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends (football game days excluded).

Call 509.359.2459 to reserve your tickets. We will not take payment over the phone. Your $10 per seat admission cost will be taken at the door when you claim your tickets. We do not take credit or debit cards over the phone or at the box office. Please plan on paying with either cash or check. Thank you.

All seats are assigned seating in the EWU Theatre Main Stage auditorium. Your ticket will display a row and seat number. Seating preferences will be accommodated at the time of reservation or at the Box Office based on availability. People needing accommodation should contact the EWU Theatre Box Office at 509.359.2459 one week in advance.

General admission tickets are $10 cash or check only. We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.

EWU Students are free with valid student ID. (Student seating is first-come, first-served as seating is available. We do not reserve seating for students.)

The Box Office opens one hour before the curtain goes up! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins.

For reservations, contact our Box Office at 509.359.2459.

Theatre Administrative Office
M-F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 509.359.6390

We ask that you please respect the actors on stage as well as your fellow audience members:

  • Consumption of food and/or drink is not allowed in the theatre auditorium
  • All electronics must be turned off/powered down during performances
  • Photography of any kind is prohibited during performances
  • Please do not bring children under the age of 8 to performances