The Mercyhurst Theatre Program trains students to become engaged artists, impactful leaders, and compassionate members of a global community.
An 18-credit minor is available to all Mercyhurst students. Courses in acting, theatre history, dramatic literature, and script analysis offer a breadth of knowledge about the discipline, while electives allow students to customize their program of study. Classes are small, enabling students to receive individualized instruction.
Our mainstage production season provides numerous opportunities for students to develop their skills as directors, actors, designers, and technicians in a wide repertoire of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. Recent productions include The Diary of Anne Frank, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dancing at Lughnasa, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, The Tempest, Cabaret, The Laramie Project, Urinetown: The Musical, and Eurydice. Audition and production opportunities are open to all Mercyhurst students.
Students also work closely with guest artists. Most recently, Tony Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley, perhaps best known as one of the definitive interpreters of Tennessee Williams's work, visited Mercyhurst, where she shared her knowledge and experience with theatre students and participated in an onstage conversation about her legendary career.
An 18-credit minor in Theatre is available to all Mercyhurst students. Courses in acting, theatre history, dramatic literature, and script analysis offer a breadth of knowledge about the discipline, while electives allow students to customize their program of study.
Mercyhurst Theatre Club aims to provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre appreciation, production, and management and to foster a sense of community among students interested in theatre; thereby enriching the cultural life of our students.
The Mercyhurst Theatre Club boasts over 50 members from nearly every major on campus. Get involved today! Contact Brett Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
With a seating capacity of 229, this intimate space is home to the Mercyhurst Theatre Program.
Past performances include Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Tempest, Urinetown and many others. Click the photo above to see other production photos.