Saint Louis University

70th Anniversary Season 2016 -17

The University Theatre proudly presents a full season of plays exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with the explicit intention of serving and partnering with other departments in our SLU community and beyond.  Please contact us at to learn about class discounts for our productions.             


by Lisa Loomer - September 30 - October 1; October 7*- 9, 2016
An indictment of our "pill for every ill" culture, this is the socially conscious story of a 9 year old boy who may be suffering from ADD, or may just be a little different. A comic, poignant look at the pressures on parents, their children and coping in an age of information overload.

*Company talkback with audience following the October 7 performance


by Tom Stoppard - November 17* - 20, 2016  (one weekend only - Thursday through Sunday)
Moving back and forth between two centuries, modern scholars living in an English country house discover truths about the previous residents in this comedic and entertaining exploration of mathematics and science and the nature of romance.

*Newly added pre show discussion at 6:30 prior to the Thursday, November 17 performance.

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson - March 2 - 5**, 2017  (one weekend only - Thursday through Sunday)
The true story of Henrietta Leavitt's historic discovery at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900's. Humor and a hint of romance is used to tell the story of this deaf woman's struggle to balance her family life while working to be recognized in a male dominated world of science.

There will be a high school matinee performance on Wednesday, March 1 at 10:00am. For information, email

**the March 5 performance will be ASL interpreted


by Neal Bell - April 21-22;  28 - 30, 2017
A retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein which explores the conflict of a man's obsession with creating life and the effects of abandoning his creation, while giving insight to the creature's desire for understanding and need to belong.

 University Theatre | Main Stage  |  Xavier Hall

All performances begin at 8pm, except Sunday matinees, which start at 2pm.

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