Current Season

The Importance of Being Earnest

Play by Oscar Wilde

Oct 11th & 12th | 7:30 PM

Oct 13th | 2:30 PM

Oct 16th, 17th & 18th | 7:30 PM

Oct 19th | 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre

Reserved seating

Embark on a journey of wit, deception, and societal satire with UMD Theatre's upcoming production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde's timeless comedy comes to life on stage, promising an evening of uproarious laughter and biting social commentary. Follow the antics of two young gentlemen as they navigate the complexities of Victorian society, where mistaken identities and romantic entanglements abound. Join us for an unforgettable evening as we delve into the timeless themes of love, identity, and the absurdities of social conventions. 

DanceWorks 24

November 22nd | 7:30 PM
November 23rd | 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
November 24th | 7:30 PM

Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre
Reserved seating

Prepare to be swept away by the dynamic energy and diverse performances of UMD Theatre's DanceWorks '24, gracing the stage this November. Embracing the diversity of choreographic voices, UMD dance artists unite to create a mesmerizing showcase of creativity and connection. Join us at the Marshall Performing Arts Center for an unforgettable celebration of dance and unity.

The Tempest

Play by William Shakespeare

February 7th & 8th | 7:30 PM
February 9th | 2:30 PM 
February 12th, 13th, & 14th | 7:30 PM
February 15th | 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Marshall Performing Arts Center - Dudley Experimental Theatre
General admission seating

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Shakespeare's The Tempest within the intimate confines of Dudley Experimental Theatre, where every whispered incantation and secret comes to life. Join Prospero, a banished duke, as he wields magic and seeks redemption on a mystical island, weaving a tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness that will leave you spellbound. Don't miss this unforgettable performance, where the boundaries between reality and illusion blur, and the power of storytelling reigns supreme.

The Ice Fishing Play

Play by Kevin Kling

March 7th & 8th | 7:30 PM
March 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd | 7:30 PM 
March 23rd | 2:30 PM

Marshall Performing Arts Center - Dudley Experimental Theatre
Reserved seating

Step into the heart of Minnesota's frozen lakes with Kevin Kling's The Ice Fishing Play at Dudley Experimental Theatre. Join a lively group of characters on an unforgettable ice-fishing adventure filled with laughter, warmth, and reflections on life's journeys. In the cozy confines of Dudley, experience the charm and humor of this heartwarming tale, where the bonds of friendship and family shine through the icy landscape.


Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John
Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb 

April 18th | 7:30 PM
April 19th | 2:30 PM 
April 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th  | 7:30 PM
April 26th | 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre
Reserved seating

Experience the electrifying world of 1930s Berlin in Joe Masteroff's Cabaret at the Marshall Performing Arts Center's main stage. Join Sally Bowles and the mesmerizing Emcee for a captivating journey of love, passion, and political upheaval set against the backdrop of the Kit Kat Klub. Don't miss this unforgettable theatrical experience, where dazzling performances and an iconic score come together in a spellbinding 


Lab Series


A 48 Hour Play Festival

Facilitated by Jordan Field, Sam LaBounty, and Cooper McCalister

August 30th - September 1st, with a public performance on September 1st


Romeo & Juliet: A lottery-style version 

Facilitated by Kate Warmka

Performances run September 26th-28th.


Title TBD: A freestyle improvised dance piece

Facilitated by Zsofi Eastvold

Performance on October 4th


Title TBD: A series of new, original plays

Facilitated by Zawadi Mwabury

Performances run October 31st-November 2nd


Title TBD: A modern/contemporary dance concert

Facilitated by Faith Fausone

Performances run February 20th-23rd


The Search for the Yeti: An Original Puppet Play

Facilitated by Jonathan Lake and Crista Fleck

Performances run March 27th-29th