College Theatre Productions

The Department of Communication Arts, with the assistance and support of the W&J Student Theatre Company, is the College’s primary theatre-producing body. Serving as a “lab” to apply course lessons, the department provides performance and production opportunities for Communication Arts majors and minors as well as those students with a more casual interest in theatre. The department produces several major productions each year at Olin Fine Arts Center and in other campus venues.

Box Office

Phone: 724-223-OLIN (6546)
Box Office Hours: Weekdays during regular semester, 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Gallery Hours

All Gallery events and exhibitions are free and open to the public. Hours during exhibits are 12 to 7 p.m.

Olin Calendar 2019-20

Need a full calendar of Olin events for this year? See the 2019-2020 Olin Brochure.

Arts Series Ticket Information

Attending an W&J Arts Series event? Find ticket pricing on the Box Office page.

2019-20 Season

THEATRE SLAM!

THEATRE SLAM - an image of the stage and lecterns

One Night Only!
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
7:30 p.m.

W&J Student Theatre Company and Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary present THEATRE SLAM – an entirely student-driven event! What do you get when you lock student directors, writers and actors in the theatre overnight? COMBUSTION! EXPLOSION! (or as the poets say) SLAM!

Join us for the annual experiment in “dangerous” theatre. Within the space of 24 hours, our students will create and stage an evening of theatre. There is no predicting the end-results. Witness the dramatic product of their fertile, but sleep-deprived minds. It’s live theatre – anything can happen.

*Warning-possible adult themes/language.

Western Civilization! The Complete Musical (abridged)

Western Civilization! The Complete Musical (abridged) - classical statues in sunglasses

By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Original music composed by Nick Graham
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Directed by Karin Maresh

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
November 21-23, 2019
7:30 p.m.

“. . . [t]onight you’ll get it all. How the development of Western Civilization hinges on the great turning points in history, many of them triggered by the great visionaries you’ve all read about. Galileo, Wilbur and Orville Redenbacher, Sigmund Freud. All the great thinkers. And the development of the world’s great Art. Like Disco!”

Can the entire history of western civilization be told in 90 minutes of musical comedy? Maybe not accurately, but we're going to try! This hilarious romp through history, written by members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, is reminiscent of Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I and Monty Python skit, so you know there will be singing Vikings and jokes about Thomas Crapper. It's a fast-paced history lesson you'll enjoy!

Winter Tales XVIII

Winter Tales - snow covered steps

Thursday, Friday and Saturday
January 30, 31 & February 1, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Olin Studio 102

The ever-popular Winter Tales returns for an evening of short one–act plays (ten minute plays, actually) drawn from original scripts submitted by members of the W&J community.  It is a fast-moving and diverse entertainment from fresh voices. Our eighteenth year!

*Warning- possible adult themes/language.

The Connections

Connections - hands reaching out to each other in darkness

Written and Directed by T.S. Frank
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
April 2-4, 2020
7:30 p.m.

“Out the corner of my eye I see this snake. I jump up and fire and that’s when I hit’im. But I was aiming at the snake. Honest. It was just a toe. It’s not like I blew Dale’s brains out. Here’s the thing though, the thing that Dale doesn’t get. We’re all connected. That’s what I know now. We always were and didn’t even know it.”

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