Performances & Tickets
Department of Theatre & Dance presents 2021-2022 Productions In-Person!
Beloit College Theatre & Dance 2021-2022 Season
7:30p.m., November 4, 5, 6, & 11, 12, 13, 2021
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Amy L. Sarno
It’s 1793, Paris and heads are rolling. Playwright Olympe de Gouge knows that the Reign of Terror must be part of a play and she must write it – but how to write about a revolution? Of all things to happen, Olympe is suffering writer’s block; and as if that was all, she keeps getting interrupted by women looking for a playwright.
Whoever thought being a playwright would be so lucrative? Haitian spy Marianne Angelle needs brochures for her fight against slavery; Charlotte Corday needs a line to declare when she murders a Jacobin; and Marie Antoinette – THE Marie Antoinette –wants a rewrite to bring her power back.
This unlikely quartet exists in a moment when change could make a difference; but the guillotine glistens overhead reminding everyone of present danger. A feminist comedy that’s actually funny and poignantly truthful.
7:30 p.m., February 10, 11, 12, 2022
2 p.m. matinee February 13
We’re back together in person! Enjoy Chelonia 2022 as we return to the Neese Stage for an evening of concert dance spanning the genres. This year’s performance will include work by Chicago’s very own Erin Kilmurray, famed for her annual Fly Honey Show. We will also feature innovative new work created for our student dancers by our dance faculty and the finest of our student choreography.
Please join us for an evening not to be missed!
The Book Club
7:30 p.m., March 3, 4, 5, & 10, 11, 12, 2022
By Karen Zacharias
Directed by Molly Bunder
Ana lives the perfect life: a perfect husband, a perfect house, friends who are perfectly dedicated to her, and a perfect intellectually stimulating book club that’s the envy of everyone (as far as Ana knows). And, because Ana leads the perfect book club, she’s perfectly happy to welcome a noted documentary filmmaker to place a camera in her living room to record the goings on during her book club.
What Ana doesn’t realize is how cracked the literary canon becomes when new members with different cultural experiences dare to question it. You’ll be cracking up at the chaos that ensues – and it is all being recorded for posterity and all its imperfections.
7:30 p.m., April 21, 22, 23, & 28, 29, 30, 2022
By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Amy L. Sarno
A young woman takes a job as a stenographer and sees the possibilities a career could bring her. Of course, she still lives with her mother and she’s at the bottom of the pecking order, but she knows there are possibilities for the future.
But in 1930s urban America, women only hold jobs until they marry. Careers are not part of a woman’s life equation – and of course, parents and bosses all know that. Between her mother’s urging her to marry and her boss’s flirtations, the young woman imagines a life with a purpose and a paycheck. Only problem is that her dreams don’t match the reality of married life and her husband is not the man she thought she married.
There must be a way out of this mess she’s made for herself; but with every decision she makes, her life collapses more. Finally, the young woman takes the only action possible and the result is a shocking reality. An Every(wo)man story that still rings true today.
To order tickets for Beloit College Theatre & Dance Productions:
- Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 1-5pm
- Show Nights: 6:30-7:15pm. No late seating.
- Call: 608-363-2755
- Single tickets can be reserved online until 6:00 pm on the day of the show.
- Season tickets are also available online.
All season tickets must be ordered before the start of the first show of the season. The last day for ordering season tickets for 2019-2020 is October 3, 2019.
- Regular Season Tickets: $46.00
- Senior Season Tickets: $32.50 (age 62 and over)
- Faculty Season Tickets: $32.50 (Beloit College faculty & staff only)
- Student Season Tickets: $23.00 (Copy of student ID with order
To order season tickets, visit or call the box office or complete the online season ticket order form.
More About Performances at Beloit College
Act on it!
Beloit College Theatre stages four shows in two different theatre spaces every year.
Productions are chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students from suggestions garnered from across campus. The committee seeks to offer students performance, production, and viewing opportunities of a combination of classical, devised, contemporary and American classics. Every other year, the department produces a musical or stages a Shakespearean play.
Anyone on campus is encouraged to audition during the first and second week of classes each semester.
If it can be built, we do it!
Production majors, minors, and students with an interest build all the sets and costumes for each of the four plays and Chelonia. Our students often also design the lighting, costumes, and even sets.