Our 2021-22 Season


A radio play adapted by Lee Shackleford
from Karel Čapek's classic R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

Airing on the College of Creative Arts YouTube Channel
Beginning October 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Recording sessions open to the public October 4,5, and 6 at 8 p.m. in Gates-Abegglen Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts

The world’s leading robot factory builds a line of lifelike robots, complete with artificial intelligence, to perform those tasks humans no longer wish to do. What could go wrong? Čapek’s play debuted a century ago, introducing the word “robot” to the world. And raising questions about humanity's relationship with technology that we still ask every day.

Miami University Fringe Festival

Join us as we reopen our theatres to present new works by members of the Miami University community. Some will be presented live, some digitally, and some both!

November 18-20, 2021

A full schedule will be available in October 2021.

The Thanksgiving Play

by Larissa FastHorse

March 9-12, 2022 7:30 p.m.
March 13, 2022 2 p.m.

Studio 88 Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts

Christmas in July? We bring you Thanksgiving in March! Welcome to a typical suburban drama classroom where a group of educators gather to create a new Thanksgiving play for elementary school students. Earnest and well-intentioned, the teachers struggle with the layers of complexity surrounding the holiday. Larissa FastHorse’s quick-paced comedy takes on our notion of wokeness with humor and honesty.

Head Over Heels

Songs by The Go-Go's
Original concept and book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder

Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sydney

April 20-23, 2022 7:30 p.m.
April 24, 2022 2 p.m.

Gates Abegglen Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts

They’ve got the beat in the kingdom of Arcadia! But it is all at risk when the King receives a most dire prophecy. The royal family’s  journey to evade fate leads each member on a path of discovery centered on equity, inclusion, and self-knowledge. Love is love in this bawdy, madcap combination of a 16th century romance and the songs of 80’s rockers the Go-Go’s. Heaven isn’t just a place on earth. It’s on the stage!

PLUS our 2022
Independent Artist Series

Built on company model, the Independent Artist Series presents work fully produced by students. IAS may include existing plays, created work, or any variety of live performance.

February 18-20, 2022

Full schedule will be available January 2022.


Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Miami Box Office 513-529-3200. The Miami Box Office, located in Nellie Craig Walker Hall, is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-up purchases.

Tickets will also be available at the door in the Center for Performing Arts. The onsite box office opens approximately one hour before curtain for walk-up sales and will call.

FACULTY: A curricular discount price of $6 per ticket is available to students, with faculty entitled to 2 free tickets per show if students receive credit for attending. To participate, contact the box office and provide your course number.

For additional information about the productions please contact the Department of Theatre at 513-529-3053.