USM Theatre’s Fall 2023 Shows
Tickets On Sale September 8th
A Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tess Van Horn
October 27-November 5
Wild jealousy. Unfounded accusations. Death and rebirth. And, of course, “Exeunt, chased by a bear”—one of Shakespeare’s most famous stage directions. Leontes, King of Sicily, suddenly becomes insane with jealousy believing his pregnant wife has been unfaithful to him. Acting upon his rage, he sets a tragedy in motion that will cost him, his family, and his friends dearly. Brilliantly juggling drama, comedy, romance, and suspense, The Winter’s Tale is filled with twists and turns, laughs and surprises, and fascinating characters. All this, and Shakespeare’s glorious poetry as well.
30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Seconds)
By Greg Allen
Directed by Rachel Price Cooper
November 17-19, 2023
Will they do it?! Is it possible?! Can a theatre ensemble possibly perform thirty plays in under an hour?! Join USM Theatre for the high-octane, interactive theatre experience that is 30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), one of Chicago’s longest-running theatre phenomena. Each night audiences receive a menu of play titles that run the gamut between funny, serious, political, poignant, and abstract. Part theatre, part sporting event, each night is different as the audience determines the order and cheers on the cast to make it past the finish line before the buzzer sounds.