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Theatre and Dance


Theatre and Dance occupies a central place in Wooster's cultural life and draws on the creative energies of many students, both majors and non-majors. Each season offers students opportunities to develop their skills as writers, performers, directors, designers, technicians, or dancers. Wooster offers a broad base in the liberal arts on which to build a theatre and dance focus on the artist/scholar model. That model informs the department's wide-ranging production season and course offerings. The small college atmosphere provides a chance for close interaction with faculty from all departments and gives many students the chance to participate in both Freedlander and Shoolroy Theatres on campus.


Adapted from Moliére

By Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell

Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley

Let us tickle your funny bone with this delightful, modern day escapade that takes its lead from the physical comedy of the commedia del arte! Embracing the traditional zany, crafty servants, rich, greedy fathers, and, of course, lovers in love, Bill Irwin (noted TV and film actor, "clown prince" and Tony Award winner) embraces the physical and verbal humor of the comedic convention (think Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and The Marx Brothers), leaving us with no other option than to exit the theatre with a smile on our faces! Freedlander Theatre, October 30, 31 and November 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales begin October 20, 2014. Box Office: 330-263-2241