This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Thornton Wilder’s most frequently performed play, Our Town appeared on Broadway in 1938 to wide acclaim and won the Pulitzer Prize. From the very beginning, Our Town has been produced throughout the world.
Events produced by Lindenwood’s Theatre Program range from main stage productions in our 1,200 seat Lindenwood Theater to intimate experiences in our smaller Emerson Black Box Theater. Productions range from classic Broadway shows like Oklahoma! and Once Upon a Mattress to contemporary hits like Legally Blonde the Musical and Next to Normal.
Not to be upstaged by our popular musicals, the program also presents engaging plays that capture the audience’s attention. From classics like William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to contemporary work like Columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli.
There are also several non-ticketed special events throughout the year that include improve shows, directorial projects, and one act performances that are designed to keep our students performers, designers, and directors engaged all year long.
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." This dark comedy musical has several secrets up its sleeve, and things are not always as they appear.