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Theatre Calendar

Performances, Staged Readings & Workshops on Campus

All dates and events are subject to change. Check back often for updates of events, and ticket links.

Ticketing information available soon.

Spring 2024

The following events are planned for the spring 2024 semester:

this is how we walk on the moon

An original performance piece inspired by the upcoming total eclipse and all things outer space. 

Directed by Julia Devine and co-created by students

  • Dates: Thursday, April 4; Friday, April 5; Saturday, April 6
  • Times: 7 p.m. each evening, 2 p.m. Saturday matinee
  • Location: Black Box Studio Theatre (Myers 129), John Myers Building
  • Cost: $8 general admission, $3 SA members
  • Content Warning: Haze, loud sounds and lighting effects

Explore your love of outer space, astronauts, and a trip to the moon and beyond in preparation for the cosmic event of a lifetime: the Total Eclipse on Monday, April 8. The performance features a geodesic climbing dome, lights, video and projections. “There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.” – Rumi.

John Proctor Is The Villain

by Kimberly Belflower
Directed by Shawna Mefferd Kelty

  • Date: Thursday, April 25; Friday, April 26; Saturday
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building
  • Cost: $8 general admission, $3 SA members
  • Content Advisory: This production includes profanity and deals with sexual assault, grooming and sexual exploitation that may be triggering for some individuals.

At a rural high school in Georgia, a group of lively teens are studying “The Crucible” while navigating young love, sex ed and a few school scandals. Holding a contemporary lens to the American classic, they begin to question who is really the hero and what is the truth, discovering their own power in the process. Alternately touching and bitingly funny, this new comedy captures a generation in mid-transformation, running on pop music, optimism and fury, writing their own coming of age story. [from Dramatists]

Quotes from playwright, Kimberly Belflower

“Back in 2017/18, the tidal wave of Me Too made me think about what it would be like to grow up in my hometown — in rural Appalachian Georgia — in that moment in time. What would it be like to be a teenager in rural America, feeling the world shift underneath your feet while you’re still figuring out the person you want to be, in a place that’s steeped in tradition, in a culture that tries to make teenage girls feel as powerless as possible? How might those young women re-define their lives in real time? The things they’re taught? The books they read? The heroes they worship?” 

“I thought that over time, the play would start to feel less relevant. But if anything, this story has only felt more timely, more urgent as it’s developed.”

Ringing Down the Curtain

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9
  • Time: 7 p.m. each night
  • Location: Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building
  • Cost: Free

Fall 2023

The following events are planned for the fall 2023 semester:

Theatre Department Schmooze

  • Date: Thursday, August 31
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Black Box Studio Theatre (Myers 129)
  • Cost: Free

Join us for our annual theatre meet and greet! Meet students, faculty and staff. Join us for snacks, drinks and fun games while you learn about our fall productions.

24-Hour Play Festival Poster24 Hour Play Festival

*Rescheduled — see new date below

  • Date: Saturday, October 21
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Black Box Studio Theatre (Myers 129)
  • Cost: $3 General Admission

The Theatre Department is starting off our 2023 Season of Fire with a BANG with the 24-Hour Play Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 7 p.m. Join theatre students and Dr. Shawna Mefferd Kelty as they present an abundance of brand-spanking-new short plays all written, rehearsed and performed within 24-hours — just for you! Expect the unexpected at the Studio Black Box Theatre within the John Myers Building. Don’t miss out on this fun performance! Seating is limited. Tickets are $3 general admission. Ticketing information coming soon.

**Due to technical issues, we are unable to process online sales for the 24-Hour Play Festival**

Dragons Love Tacos posterDragons Love Tacos

A Play for Young Audiences

By Ernie Nolan. Based on the book by Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri. Published by Penguin Group. Produced by special arrangement with plays for new audiences

Directed by Erika Guay

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 3; Saturday, Nov. 4; Sunday, Nov. 5
  • Time: Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Location: Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building
  • Cost: $5 General Admission


Dragons are taking over the Hartman Theatre this November! Adam Rubin’s popular book, Dragons Love Tacos, will be performed at SUNY Plattsburgh Nov. 3 through 5.

Directed by Department of Theatre Associate Professor Erika Guay, this play for young audiences centers on a boy and his dog who are watching a show about dragons when they suddenly get caught up in what to serve dragons to eat. Come to find out that dragons love tacos, but if they accidentally eat some spicy salsa … the heat is on!

The Plattsburgh State Art Museum will be co-hosting activities for children to participate in while waiting for the show to start. There will be coloring sheets, and a dragon craft each day an hour before the show starts.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, Oct. 16. Don’t wait in line! Buy your tickets early! Tickets are $5 General Admission. Box Office hours are Monday through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Box Office will also be open one hour before the performance begins.

Want to reserve tickets ahead of time? Call 518-564-2283. Reservations are expected to be paid in full the day of the show. Pay in person with cash, check, credit card, or Cardinal Cash at the box office. 

For more information, call Dwayne T. Butchino, performing arts coordinator, at 518-564-2243.

Dragons Love Tacos poster

Ringing Down the Curtain

  • Date: Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7
  • Time: 7 p.m. each night
  • Location: Hartman Theatre, John Myers Building
  • Cost: Free

For More Information Contact:

Dwayne T. Butchino, Performing Arts Coordinator
Phone: 518-564-2243
Email: [email protected]

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.

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.

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