Shows and Tickets

2008 - 2009 Season

Season Shows

September 25 thru September 28

Night Train to Foggy Bottom

This avant-garde theatrical work, featuring multimedia, masks, puppets, and music, centers around a sculptor in search of inspiration. An innovative nontraditional piece that examines art and where... Learn more.

October 9 thru October 19

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Part comedy, part drama, this Irish dramedy examines the hopes and turmoil of a small isolated community when, in 1934, Hollywood arrives to use the rustic Irish setting as a film location. Learn more.

October 17 thru October 18

It Is No Desert

This award-winning play chronicles Dan Stroeh's 12-year battle with neurofibromatosis, not only exploring how one can live with an incurable disease but also, and more significantly, how one can learn... Learn more.

October 23 thru October 26


Readers' theatre meets art installation, bringing to life the famous 1915 novella about a man who wakes one morning to find that he has transformed into a dung beetle. Performed in front of an... Learn more.

November 13 thru November 23

The Rink

The celebrated Bayreuth Festival in Germany may have Wagner but Niagara University Theatre has Kander and Ebb! One of the most exciting composer and lyricist teams in Broadway history, NU has been... Learn more.

December 8 thru December 9

The Wonderful LIfe

Neil A. Casey, '91, brings to life the classic Christmas story based on the legendary Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life." The film may have starred James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel... Learn more.

February 19 thru February 28

Romeo and Juliet

When a classic play has been produced as often as this one, sometimes it's refreshing to reexamine it through a radically unexpected approach. Because of the laws in England in Shakespeare's days, his... Learn more.

January 17 thru February 8

Short Play Marathon

There's not a better bargain anywhere! The directing debuts of 30 students directing 30 10-minute plays, with a new cycle of plays each week. All types of plays make for a great variety of theatre,... Learn more.

December 6 thru December 6

24-Hour Festival

At 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, students are assigned to a group, given a theme, and from among them a playwright writes a 10-minute play. At 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, an appointed director from the group... Learn more.

March 27 thru March 29

Fat Pig

Similar to his play The Shape of Things, Neil LeBute offers another controversial yet topical play about body imaging, love, peer pressure, and the heroism and weakness it takes to be human. Better... Learn more.

April 2 thru April 5

The Underpants

Comic actor Steve Martin adapts a farcical German play from 1910, which follows the scandal of a puritanical bureaucrat and his wife on the day they attend a parade for the king, and the wife's... Learn more.

April 23 thru May 3

The Threepenny Opera

This 1928 musical satire of a satire of a satire displays the unique and distinctive musical score that originated "Mack the Knife." The story centers on a crime lord of Victorian London who marries... Learn more.