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2022-2023 Productions and Events

The following information represents the most important opportunities to see our students' work throughout the year. For more detailed schedule information, please consult the Doane University Calendar of Events. You can also follow the department on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for up-to-date announcements about productions and other theatre department events.                        


October 6-8, 2022

7:30 p.m. Curtain  



A romantic comedy by John Cariani

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "The sentimental person thinks things will last -- the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won't." The characters in LOVE/SICK are desperately confident that things are going to go bad. But they fight like heck to make sure that they don't.

A darker cousin to his early hit comedy, Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s new LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an anti-romantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Reserve tickets online or call 402.826.8664.

November 17-19, 2022      

7:30 p.m. Curtain 


The Thanksgiving Play

A play by Larissa FastHorse

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

The Thanksgiving Play, FastHorse’s sendup about that elementary school drama teacher attempting to organize a culturally sensitive holiday pageant, is coming to Broadway next spring in 2023. Doane University is honored to have secured the rights to mount this hilarious comedy before the Broadway opening. 

Reserve tickets online or call 402.826.8664.

March 8-10, 2023

7:30 p.m. Curtain


The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theatre. Robert Burstein declared that “there are none who bring the drama to a higher realization of its human role.”

In The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s last full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off. Lopakhin, a local merchant, presents numerous options to save it, including cutting down their prized cherry orchard. But the family is stricken with denial. The Cherry Orchard charts the precipitous descent of a wealthy family, and in the process creates a bold meditation on social change and bourgeois materialism.

Reserve tickets online or call 402.826.8664.

April 27-29

7:30 p.m. Curtain

April 30

1:00 p.m. Curtain


Amélie The Musical

By Daniel Messé, Nathan Tysen, and Craig Lucas

Times are hard for dreamers, but Amélie is someone to believe in. Amélie secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness discovering the possibilities around every corner and bringing happiness to those she encounters. When a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.

Experience this beautiful story and be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who discovers her voice, uncovers the power of human connection, and sees possibility around every corner.

Reserve tickets online or call 402.826.8664.




Monday, November 20, 2022

Monday, March 20, 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Visit our campus and see why Doane’s Theatre program is heralded as one of the best in the region! On our visit day you’ll talk with our award-winning faculty and students, learn about our performance and tech opportunities, get tips from our mock audition, and watch scenes from a Doane Theatre production. Come see how getting involved with Doane Theatre will let you learn it all! For more information and to register, visit