The Playshop Theatre

The Playshop Theatre at Allegheny College was inaugurated by Alice Huntington Spalding in 1929 with her production of Dear Brutus in Arter Hall. In the intervening 85 years, the Playshop has produced over 500 plays including classic works by Shakespeare, Molière, Shaw, Williams, O’Neill, Miller, Wilder, and Coward, contemporary playwrights such as Sam Shepard, Tom Stoppard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Wendy Wasserstein, Tina Howe, Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, and Paula Vogel, and musicals including  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Pirates of Penzance and Carousel, as well as original works by faculty, students and visiting artists. In 2009 we moved into our new home in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts. The Playshop season is now performed in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre.

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Next Production

Love and Information

By Caryl Churchill
February 22–25, 2018
Directed by: Dan Crozier
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

In a whirlwind of 57 scenes and a hundred characters, Caryl Churchill Snapchats a world awash in data, examining the ways that our exponentially growing environment of information impacts our interactions, feelings and relationships. Tony Kushner calls Churchill “the greatest living English playwright,” and this brilliant, funny and poignant play reveals a masterwork of contemporary theatre.

Love and Information is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.