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Department of Theatre

The Department of Theatre at Columbus State University educates students in the collaborative art of theatre and prepares them for professional employment, careers in theatre education, and graduate study. The course of study teaches the craft and artistry of acting, directing, design, technical, and educational theatre.

The professional and energetic faculty encourages students to experiment, explore, and discover in a supportive yet challenging environment. CSU productions serve as a laboratory where students practice classroom theories, test analytical skills, and undertake cooperative endeavors while promoting the creative act of theatre.

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Pinkalicious the Musical

Book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by Elizabth and Victoria Kann and John Gregor


Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.



Performance Times

September 1-3 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

September 4 at 2:00 pm






a martini, a gnome, an apple, and a pair of  underwear


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang


Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.


Performance Times

September 30 at 7:30 pm

October 1, 6-8 at 7:30 pm

October 2 at 2:00 pm







the silhouette of a man heading towards a bright light



by Peter van Diest

A compelling modern adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy


Everyman seeks to answer the important religious question: "What must a man do to be saved?" God sends Death to summon Everyman, informing him that Good and Evil actions will be tallied like pluses and minuses in an account book. As Everyman journeys to this final reckoning, he meets other characters along the way, hoping to convince them to accompany him and help improve his record.  

Adult Themes and Language



Performance Times

November 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm

November 6 at 2:00 pm

November 10-12 at 7:30 pm







 a little boy sits on a pirate's shoulders

Jingle Arrgh the Way

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

The "How I Became a Pirate" crew is back! A mysterious message left in the crow's nest of their ship brings Captain Braid Beard and his pirate mates back to North Beach to seek out young Jeremy Jacob to help solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Favorite characters, a rollicking story, great songs, and a trip to the North Pole to find "you know who" - makes "Jingle ARRGH the Way!" a wonderful holiday show for the whole family. Based on a story by Melinda Long, author of "How I Became a Pirate."




Performance Times

November 30 at 9:30 and 11:00 am

December 1-2 at 9:30 and 11:00 am and 7:30 pm

December 3 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

December 4 at 2:00 pm





sunset in front of a silhouette of a old city
Fiddler on the Roof

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein


When Tevye's eldest daughter Tzeitel begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter's happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. 

Performance Times

January 20 & 21,26-28 at 7:30 pm, January 22 at 2:00 pm




Don's Resale Shop, a run-down building

American Buffalo

by David Mamet

In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel". These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three-- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and "Teach", a violently paranoid braggart-- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams. 




Performance Times

February 2-4 at 7:30 pm





a large beanstalk in front of a blue sky

Jack and the Wonder Beans

Adapted by Larry Snipes from the book by James Still


All is well for Jack and his Mam. They have their home, a roof, a patch of land and a cow. One spring, when the cow goes dry, life on Wolfpen Creek has to change. In hard times no one wants to buy a cow "dry as a hat." Jack trades his bossy to a Gypsy for "seeds"—and Jack is in for trouble. His adventures with the High Tall Giant Woman and her husband teach him that "the simple life is right for Jack."



Performance Times

February 2-4 at 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

February 5 at 2:00 pm







Clybourne Park

by Bruce Norris


Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.



Performance Times

April 7-8 and 13-15 at 7:30 pm

April 9 at 2:00 pm