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2021/22 Production Season

The Spitfire Grill

DePauw Musical

September 23-25 • 7:30 pm
September 26 • 3 pm
Moore Theatre

Directed by Steven Linville
Music Direction by Laura Brumbaugh
Based on the hit 1996 film of the same name, “The Spitfire Grill” follows Percy Talbot, who travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, where she finds new meaning to her life and helps others do the same. Featuring a gorgeous, soulful score, “The Spitfire Grill” is a heartwarming and inspirational musical tale of redemption, perseverance and family.

Music and book by James Valcq
Lyrics and book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Presented by the Department of Communication and Theatre and DePauw School of Music

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Silent Sky

November 18-20 • 7:30 pm
November 21 • 3 pm
Moore Theatre

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Susan Anthony

Meet the fierce and funny women who charted the stars!

It’s 1900. And young Henrietta Leavitt is obsessed with the stars. Hoping to discover the mysteries of the sky, she accepts a job as a “computer” at Harvard Observatory, joining colleagues Annie Cannon and Williamina Fleming, To Henrietta’s dismay, she learns that women at Harvard Observatory are expected simply to log discoveries made by men; women
are not even permitted to touch the “Great Refractor” telescope.

Defying these restrictions, Henrietta and her colleagues go on to make such profound discoveries that they change the field of astronomy forever—but at a cost to their personal lives.

Based on the real-life contributions of these three historical figures, Silent Sky celebrates these remarkable women who fought for professional recognition--and respect--in a man’s world.

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March 11 • 7:30 pm
March 12 • 3:00 pm

Meharry Hall, East College

to speak with a very loud voice, often as loud as possible, usually when you want to make yourself heard in noisy situations, or when the person you are talking to is a long way away or cannot hear very well:

DePauw Theatre, in conjunction with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, present SHOUT! A production that will weave together elements of spoken word, slam poetry, performance poetry, signifying and free verse prose to create a kaleidoscope of creative cacophony. SHOUT! will be directed by Nathaniel Swanson and Joseph Harris and start Fall 2021. The production will bring in guest poets to provide workshops and performances in preparation for our Grand Finale spring production.

Words are powerful. They can be weapons that wound, they can be twisting lies that cut like a cold wind, they can be shared whispers between loved ones. And sometimes, with enough power, enough passion and enough energy, they can become a SHOUT!

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Steve Outta Here

April 14-16 • 7:30 pm
April 17 • 3 pm
Moore Theatre

Written and directed by Steve Timm

In this third and final installment of the Steve Here-->X trilogy, an elderly emeritus professor confronts the devaluing of his career accomplishments, which are attributed not to his intellect and talent, but rather, his privilege.  Visited by the ghosts of former students and acquaintances, the old man tries to defend himself, believing the answer lies coded somewhere between the lyrics to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the process of building a giant kayak. Includes appearances by Big Foot, Tom Brady, and Death.

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