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Announcing our 2023–2024 season!

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Much Ado About Nothing: 80's Mixtape Edition

By Willam Shakespeare

The 9th annual Shakespeare by the River Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing: 80's Mixtape Edition. See what happens when this classic, beloved rom-com is set in the totally tubular world of 1980s popular movies.

8:00 p.m., September 7th, 8th, 10th, 14th, and 15th

East Muskingum Park Gazebo

Free, no ticket required. Outdoor performance, dress accordingly.

New Plays in One Day Festival

18th Annual New Plays in One Day Festival

Join us at Homecoming Weekend for this annual festival of new plays written, rehearsed, and produced in just one day!

8:00 p.m., October 21st

Friederich Theater, Hermann Fine Arts

Free, no ticket required

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The Thanksgiving Play

By Larissa FastHorse

A skewering satirical comedy examining Thanksgiving traditions and shining a light on the hypocrisies of woke America.

8:00 p.m., November 3rd, 4th and 5th

McDonough Auditorium

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Stratum: An Original Musical (World Premiere)

By Ashley Manion

In a superhuman society, there's a certain standard in place for heroes and villains alike. When a "villain" unexpectedly saves an innocent civilian, everyone begins to doubt their understanding of good and evil, written by senior Marietta College student Ashley Manion.

8:00 p.m., Dec 1st, 2nd, 7th , 8th, and 9th

Friederich Theater, Hermann Fine Arts Center

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By Euripides

A classic Greek tragedy examining the precarious condition of the outsider and the devastating power of revenge.

8:00 p.m., March 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd

Friederich Theater, Hermann Fine Arts Center

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One Act Festival

A festival of student-directed One Act plays.

8:00 p.m., April 19th, 20th, 21st

Friederich Theater, Hermann Fine Arts Center

Spring Dance Concert

Spring Dance Concert

A celebration of dance history, choreographed and performed by students

8 p.m. on April 27

Free, No ticket required


For tickets or more information on our productions including special performances, please visit Yapsody, our ticketing system. Get your tickets now!

Marietta College students, employees, and immediate families of employees may see an on-campus production for free by showing their Marietta College ID at the box office beginning an hour before the performance.