As we all do our part to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Edgerton Center, in conjunction with the Performing Arts Department, will not produce performances for attendance by the general public during the fall 2020 season. There will be instances of safely produced content made available via livestream or broadcast. Please visit our website for updated information. The health and safety of our students, patrons, faculty/staff, and visiting artists is our priority and we must all do our part to contain the spread of this disease. We look forward to the time we will be able to welcome you back to the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.

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The Theatre Arts Program is comprised of innovative and multi-talented students dedicated to creating high-quality theatrical productions at Sacred Heart University.

The Flick

The Flick

Oct 3, at 8PM
Oct 4, at 3PM
Oct 8-10, at 8PM
Oct 11, 3PM


Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Flick takes place in 2012, in a run-down, single-screen movie theater in central Massachusetts. Three underpaid employees mop the floors, scrape gum off the seats, and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Though their lives are seemingly mundane and ordinary — their struggles and aspirations are anything but. In the dingy aisles of the theater, underneath the amusing, idle workplace banter, these characters are fighting for the noblest of pursuits: authentic connection in a world that is passing them by. Audiences will find themselves transported into these pursuits by playwright Annie Baker’s uncanny ability to equally wield silence and idiomatic dialogue. Baker’s writing will give audiences a front row seat to a hilarious, yet heart-rending immersive theatre experience they won’t soon forget.

By Annie Baker

Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
In-person:
SHU Student: $5
SHU Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID


NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
General Public: $22
Senior Citizens/Alumni: $15
Student: $10

Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim on Sondheim

Oct 28, 29, 30, 31 at 8PM
Nov 1 at 3PM


Go deep into the catalog of one of the defining voices of American musical theatre and celebrate Stephen Sondheim at his best. With a set list combining both familiar favorites—including West Side Story, Follies and Sweeney Todd—and hidden gems, immerse yourself in Sondheim’s unparalleled work, including filmed commentary from the man himself!

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Conceived and Originally Directed by James Lapine


Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
In-person:
SHU Student: $5
SHU Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID


NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
General Public: $22
Senior Citizens/Alumni: $15
Student: $10

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Nov 12, 13, 14 at 8PM
Nov 15 at 3PM


There’s a lot happening in the forest near Athens. The Duke is to marry the Queen of the Amazons, and in honor of this, some rustic community theatre types are rehearsing a play to be performed in their honor. Meanwhile, two pairs of lovers are chasing after and running away from one another, while the King and Queen of the fairies argue over a child, and the king’s right hand sprite, Puck, and his fairies spin magic and love potions to win the day. Join our five actors as they ramble and rumble through these woods exploring the magic and humanity that makes this such an unforgettable journey. 

By William Shakespeare

Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience.
Livestream options available. Please check this webpage again for additional details.


AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
In-person:
SHU Student: $5
SHU Faculty/Staff: Free with SHU ID

Online:
Suggested Donation: $10


NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
In-person:
General Public: $22
Senior Citizens/Alumni: $15
Student: $10

Theatrefest

Theatrefest

TheatreFest is a three part series where students begin the journey of writing to a fully produced play. The first step, students write scripts and read in front of a live audience for constructive feedback by the audience. The second step, the student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. The third step, students produced a full version of their show, including set, costumes, props, sound and lighting. Events are typically held at Little Theatre, from October to April, and are FREE and open to the public.

Reader's Theatre

The first step in script development, new student-written scripts are read in front of a live audience. Constructive feedback is provided by the audience and fellow participants to the author. The goal is a fully produced production. With just a stool and a script, this bare bones reading is the initial step in a journey of writing a fully produced play.

Sep 25, 26 at 8PM
Sep 27 at 1PM


Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience. Limited Admission to campus community only by reservation.
Livestream options available. Please check this webpage again for additional details.


FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

Black Box Staging

The second step in script development, new student-written scripts are staged and performed for a live audience. The plays are performed in a Blackbox setting with limited technical aspects, and simplified sets and staging, allowing for an in-depth focus on acting and writing. This workshop features the revised script work and performances, followed by an audience and author/cast/director discussion. 

Oct 23, 24 at 8PM
Oct 25 at 3PM


Event will be livestreamed. Please check this webpage again for additional details.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

IMPROV

Improv

Improv

Join TAP’s own Improv troupe – “The Pioneer Players” – for a make-it-up-as-we-go night of hilarious gags and games. Like the long-running hit TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, the night consists of a series of games in which our student performers get themselves in funny situations live, as comedy ensues.

Sep 17, 2020 at 10:10PM
Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10PM 
Nov 6, 2020 at 10:10PM
Jan 22, 2021 at 10:10PM
Feb 26, 2021 at 10:10PM
Mar 18, 2021 at 10:30PM
Apr 1, 2021 at 10:30PM
Apr 22, 2021 at 10:30PM


Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience. Limited Admission to campus community only by reservation.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

SHU Coffeehouse

Coffeehouse

SHU Coffeehouse

Nov 3, 2020 at 8PM
Feb 23, 2021 at 8PM
Apr 20, 2021 at 8PM


TAP’s Coffeehouse is a space for open expression whether it is poetry, a monologue, or a song. Join us and bring your own beverage for insight into the creativity of our student body.

Event held at Edgerton Center. Performed with social distancing on stage and in the audience. Limited Admission to campus community only by reservation.

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL SHOWS

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