Events and Productions

2023-2024 Mainstage Season

Fall 2023

Grecian Burns, by Daniel M. Lincoln and Omri Schein, directed by Aaron Galligan-Stierle
What happens when a motley group of Greek Mythological characters compete for love on a reality TV dating show in the middle of the Aegean sea? Murder, of course. And did we mention it’s funny? Like really funny. The award-winning writing team behind SRU’s runaway hit “Making Melrose,” is back with another wickedly irreverent world premiere musical commissioned specifically for Slippery Rock University's Theatre Department. 

Performances will be October 27, 28, 29 and November 1, 2 at 7:30pm; October 29 at 2pm in the Stoner Black Box Theater. Tickets will be available at

M4M, adapted from Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Laura Smiley.

What if you took Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, tore it up, put it back together, poured hot sauce on it, covered it in glitter, and deep fried it? M4M or rather Meas/Ure//Meas/Ure is not your traditional Shakespeare. This play is reworked to reflect our current social issues and it's not afraid to be apparent and in your face. The world of the play is warped through an anachronistic lens. How will a community of unique individuals navigate their way through a society of corrupt power, sexuality, and identity. 

Performances will be November 17, 18, 20 at 7:30pm. November 19 at 2pm in the Performing Arts Center, Miller Theater. Tickets will be available at

Spring 2024

Tragedy: a tragedy by Will Eno, directed by Kari-Anne Innes.

The sun has set over the neighborhoods, government buildings and American backyards everywhere. A news team is on the way. Their report: someone left the lawn sprinklers on; someone's horse is on the loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs run by. The Governor appeals for calm. Everyone doesn't know if the sun, once down, will ever rise again. But there is a witness, and the witness will speak. (Oberon Modern Books)

Performances of Tragedy: a tragedy will be March 1, 2, 4, 5 at 7:30pm; March 3 at 2pm in the Stoner Black Box Theater. Tickets will be available at

9 to 5, by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith.

9 to 5 is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? (Music Theatre International)

Performances of 9 to 5 will be April 19 and 20 at 7:30pm; and April 21 at 2pm in the Performing Arts Center, Miller Theater. Tickets will be available at