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SC THEATRE  2022-2023

Campus Players 104th Season 

Due to COVID-19, all performances are tentative and subject to change.


Winfield: A Bluegrass Musical

Winfield: A Bluegrass Musical

September 9, 10, 11 - Richardson Performing Arts Center
(Special performance on Sept. 16 at Walnut Valley Festival)

Written by Ken Gale and Co-produced by the Walnut Valley Festival.

Set at the campgrounds during festival, the musical tells the story of a first-time attendee who finds love, family, and himself among the strummers and pickers who inhabit the festival campgrounds. Armed with a guitar, his best friend, and a new song, Dusty encounters the ethereal Celeste and falls hard. Along the way he meets Peg and the pickers of Pirate Camp, Cookie and the Mutineer camp strummers, and the mystical musical minions who inhabit the woods by the Walnut River.

The music and script were written by Ken Gale, who has attended Winfield, taken part in the NewSong Showcase, and writes musicals in his spare time. The Cast inclues Sarah McQuery as Peg, Jacob Giger as Dusty, John Moberly as Bobby, Seth Bate as Cookie, Maya Damron as Celeste and Jenny Muret Bate, Jordan Burford, Allison Hughes, David Hughes, Mary Jarvis, Gail Ranger, Seaf Bate and Chris Rogers as Campers at the Festival.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

November 4, 5, 6 - Helen Graham Little Theatre

Written by Tennessee Williams.

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.


24-Hour Play Festival

February 10 & 11 – Richardson Performing Arts Center

A 24 hour festival in which participants will write, direct, and act in a series of short, original works...all within a 24 hour period! 

Participants wanting to be involved will meet on February 10.

Performance will take place on February 11.

Sunday in the Park with George Poster

Sunday in the Park with George

March 31 & April 1, 2 – Richardson Performing Arts Center

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine.

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical inspired by the French pointillist painter Georges Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The plot revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a conflicted and cynical contemporary artist.




9-LIVES Laughatorium & Good Times Improv Comedy Troupe

October 7, October 15, December 2, March 3, April 28 - Messenger Recital Hall

Late night campus comedy!   Comedy for the community too.


November 30 & December 4  – Helen Graham Little Theatre

SC’s annual Campus Player Christmas play by A.M. Buckton.


Summer Theatre Festival - 2023

June & July 2023 – SC’s exciting summer of productions and camps for all ages

For more information contact 620-229-6272

*These Performances may contain adult language and/or adult content.

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