2020-2021 Theatre Season
October 9-10, 2020
by Lauren Gunderson
This powerful play tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt and a group of other female astronomers who worked as human “computers” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope and discouraged from expressing any original ideas, Leavitt works diligently toward a breakthrough in measuring stars. Along the way, she struggles to make similar breakthroughs in her relationships and family life. Based on the amazing true story, this play shows how one woman can cause an entire galaxy to be looked at from a new perspective. Due to tone and length, this play is recommended for patrons age 10 and up.
Troupe 2020: New Perspectives
Oct. 3, 2020
A Homecoming favorite returns for its 12th year! Enjoy a host of musical theatre selections as this group of talented performers explores the HUTC season theme of “New Perspectives”.
Nov. 13-14, 2020
by Lope de Vega, translated by Adrian Mitchell
One of the best-known Spanish Golden Age plays comes to the HU stage! When a small town becomes fed up with the tyranny and abuse of a brutal military commander, they decide to take matters into their own hands. When an inquisitor comes to investigate the uprising, the townspeople display a show of solidarity that gains the attention of even King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, causing them to view the responsibility of leaders from a new perspective. This production will feature Spanish-language captioning. Due to language and subject matter, this play is recommended for patrons age 14 and up. Fuente Ovejuna (Mitchell) is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Feb. 12, 2021
This annual event showcases the talents of our graduating seniors as they present songs, scenes, and displays that are the culmination of their years of study in performance and design.
Apr. 15-17, 2021
by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Eric Idle; based on the works of Dr. Seuss
All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on the HU stage, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. View things from all sorts of new perspectives as you travel from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos in this magical musical adventure that is fun for all ages! Seussical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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