All dates and events are subject to change. Check back often for updates of events. Tickets for events may be purchased online at tickets.plattsburgh.edu, or in person at either the Angell College Center desk or at the Hartman Box Office an hour before the performance.
Performances, Staged Readings & Workshops on Campus
Tickets for all events can be purchased at the Angell College Center, online at tickets.plattsburgh.edu, or at the door unless otherwise stated. Sorry NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES on tickets. Box office opens one hour before the show.
The following events are planned for the Fall 2021 semester:
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
New Interpretation by Nilo Cruz
- Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building
- General Admission $8 and SUNY Students $3.
Starting on November 11, 2021, the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre will present Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. This new and modern interpretation of the classic play features translations into Spanish by playwright Nilo Cruz and celebrates the fictional town of Grover’s Corners as a multilingual and multicultural community of today.
Often considered one of the greatest American plays ever written, Our Town follows the lives of two families through love, marriage, and death. Narrated by a stage manager (in our case by three stage managers!), the play is performed with minimal props and sets. Our Town has three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” The play reminds us of our shared humanity and to be present in the moments of our lives. The character Emily asks in the play, “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it — every, every minute?”
This performance of Our Town will be presented in the Hartman Theatre inside the John Myers Building and will also feature cameos by members of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir and Fuerza, the Black and Latinx Student Union.
Masks are required at all times when inside on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. No drink or food is permitted within the theatre at this time. Due to health restrictions, seats for all performances are limited.
Don’t miss out on a great chance to see an American theatre classic for our time. We hope to welcome you to Our Town!
The Guys by Anne Nelson
- September 10 – September 11 at 7 p.m. & September 12 at 2 p.m.
- Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building
- $15 suggested donation for General Admission, $3 suggested donation for students
Benefiting the Clinton County First Responders
Based on the events of September 11, 2011, “The Guys” is a timeless drama about the surprising truths people can discover in ordinary lives, and the connections we make with others and ourselves in times of tragedy. A NYFD fire captain and a writer discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, and the enduring bonds of common humanity.
Produced by The Adirondack Regional Theatre. Special appearance by the Plattsburgh Gospel Choir in the September 11 performance.
The following events are planned for the Spring 2021 semester:
The Ophelia Perspective
- April 8 – April 11
Please join SUNY Plattsburgh for The Ophelia Perspective, a devised piece based on the character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet — but from her perspective and in a contemporary setting. In this performance, the ensemble will explore Ophelia’s story of losing her mother at an early age and her battle with mental health due to the toxic patriarchal environment that surrounds her.
This pre-recorded free event will premiere April 8 on the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre YouTube channel and will run through the weekend.
Remember to follow us on social media for updates and information about upcoming events, as well as following our YouTube channel for more videos and performances.
If you have any questions about this or any of our events, please contact Dwayne T. Butchino, performing arts coordinator at [email protected]
These events are sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department, with support from the Campus Arts Council through the Student Association and the College Foundation.