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.

Reservations for Go Play Outside! open Monday, September 21.

The Playshop Theatre presents “Go Play Outside!” This festival of short works will be performed in the Vukovich Center’s courtyard.  Click on the reservations link below for show dates and times.  A different forty minute program will be offered each time. See one or better yet, see them all!  Due to COVID 19, all audience members must be immediate members of the Allegheny College community.

For Reservations or Questions contact Lynette Passilla at the Box Office (814) 332-3414.


Go Play Outside – Program