Current Season, 2018-2019

EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL ~ Comedy 

Book and lyrics by George Reinblatt. Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt. Music supervision by Frank Cipolla. Additional lyrics by Christopher Bond. Additional music by Rob Daleman.

This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall. Titles like "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons" and "What the F**k Was That?" will have audiences rolling in their seats and screaming for more and more blood. This show has fun with the horror genre and, in doing so, appeals to a wide audience. It's the only show with a "Splatter Zone"—a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood. And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects and awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any show you've ever seen. While the Evil Dead films are the definition of cult movies, as a stage show, Evil Dead: The Musical has become a cult sensation of its own. The show played off-Broadway in New York, has broken records in Toronto, has won awards in Korea and has had more than 200 productions mounted across the globe. And because this show appeals to both the fans of the films and the new audience who loves it purely as a stage show, theatres who put on Evil Dead The Musical are amazed by the audience response. (Dramatic Publishing)

October 26, 27, & Nov 1-3, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.  
October 28 & Nov 04, 2018 ~ Matinees @ 2:00 p.m.

Gist Theatre

Auditions for Evil Dead The Musical will be held on August 24th at 5 p.m. in Gist Hall Theatre

 

MARGARET T. KELSO SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

A selection of 10 minute plays written, directed and performed by HSU Theatre Arts students in celebration of Playwright Margaret Thomas Kelso.

November 29-30, & December 1, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.  
December 2, 2018 ~ Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.


Gist Theatre
 

ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN

By José Rivera
Set against the backdrop of Puerto Rico's struggle with the issue of statehood, a young woman, who speaks no Spanish, moves in with her 105-year-old great grandmother who speaks no English.
Both women deal with problems of love — the younger with two new suitors and the older with the ghost of her husband's mistress.
 

March 1, 2, 7-9, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.    
March 10, 2019 ~ Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.

Gist Theatre

 

THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX ~ Children's Show

Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Dramatized by David Wood.

"Boggis and Bunce and Bean/One fat, one short, one lean/These horrible crooks/So different in looks/Were nonetheless equally mean." And so begins another enchanting Roald Dahl tale concerning the extraordinary adventures of three nasty farmers, two curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero—a most fantastic fellow! Your audience will be fascinated as they watch Boggis, the (enormously fat!) chicken farmer; Bunce, the (pot-bellied dwarf) duck-and-goose farmer; and Bean the (thin) turkey-and-apple farmer, attempt to foil the efforts of Mr. Fox and his friends—the Badgers, the Moles, the Rabbits and the Weasels. And then, of course, they'll be held in suspense as the animals unwittingly trap themselves in Bean's Secret Cider Cellar—much to the displeasure of Rat (a rude creature) and all appear doomed. In the end, they'll cheer as Mr. Fox provides a glorious feast for each and every one—and gives rise to Mrs. Fox's proclamation that "My husband is one fantastic fox!" Certainly this show is lively and suspenseful and we're sure you will also find it a whole lot of fun!

May 3, 4, 10, 11, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
May 4, 5, 11, 2019 ~ Matinee @ 2:00 p.m.

Gist Theatre