2021 – 2022 Season of Shows

The Odd Couple

by Neil Simon

October 6-9, 2021  7:30 PM Nightly
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

$25 at the door | $15 for Seniors & Faculty | $7 for children 12 and under | Marshall University students admitted FREE with a valid ID.

Two men standing with the skyline of New York city in the background.

Decision Height

by Meredith Dayna Levy

November 17-20, 2021  7:30 PM Nightly

In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

From the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, comes a story about friendship and the complex though essential role of women in wartime. Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancee to become a Women Airforce Service Pilot, and do her part to help defeat the Axis powers in the Second World War. Through triumph and tragedy, she and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes.

As the war rages over there, the women form a sisterhood that cannot be broken, and Virginia must make a decision that will change her life forever. With a cast of nine vibrant female characters, Decision Height offers a look into an under recognized subset of American heroes and revises history into herstory.

$25 at the door | $15 for Seniors & Faculty | $7 for children 12 and under | Marshall University students admitted FREE with a valid ID.

Postmortem

by Ken Ludwig

February 23-26, 2022  7:30 PM Nightly
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

In this mystery/thriller, which has delighted audiences nationwide, it is April 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of Sherlock Holmes has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment, actor-manager, playwright and heart-throb William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes.

$25 at the door | $15 for Seniors & Faculty | $7 for children 12 and under | Marshall University students admitted FREE with a valid ID.

Silhouette of Sherlock Holmes with a pirate skull and two pistols forming the crossbones.

Other Life Forms

by Brandon McCoy

April 13-16, 2022  7:30 PM Nightly
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

Roommates Ben and Jeff couldn’t be more different. Ben is a struggling journalist who can’t get anything to go his way. Jeff is a successful researcher who glides through life with little resistance. At Jeff’s insistence, they both give online dating a try. Ben meets Molly and the results are volatile, while Jeff meets Leslie and they make a connection. Over the course of the evening, a truth is revealed that sets in motion a series of hysterical and illuminating events. OTHER LIFE FORMS is a dynamic comedy that sets out to prove the existence of love, and how we often get in the way of it.

$25 at the door | $15 for Seniors & Faculty | $7 for children 12 and under | Marshall University students admitted FREE with a valid ID.

Seven planets and one heart in orbit around the sun with a field of stars in the background.

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