Spring Auditions

Come audition for A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Those interested in auditioning should visit this page for more details.

Mar. 19-20, 7-10pm
Cobb Hall

Theater[24] Showcase

Theater[24] is a wild ride of a theater festival where students write, produce, direct, rehearse and perform short plays centered around a secret theme all in the span of 24 hours! Come see the culmination of their work, or go to this page for more info about participating!

Mar. 23, 8:00pm
FXK Theater

Shakesperience, Hamlet

A reading of Hamlet on Friday, April 5th at 5:30pm in the McCormick Tribune Lounge! Sign-up form will go out this Friday, so keep an eye out for it!

Apr. 5, 5:30pm

Off-Off Campus Spring Season

Off-Off Campus is the nation’s oldest collegiate improv and sketch comedy group. Every Friday from 4th-8th week, Off-Off Campus will present a never-before-seen comedy show, never to be seen again!

Fridays 7:30pm, Apr. 12 - May. 10

Strings Attached

What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be a puppet? Will you marry me? All of these questions and more are answered by Strings Attached, a new musical that explores two friends’ journeys of self-discovery, commitment, and puppetry. The year is 2012. Jason’s tenth anniversary dating his girlfriend Amy is fast approaching, and it’s becoming clear that this will present an ultimatum for the future of their relationship. Meanwhile, his best friend Walt hopes to rein in Jason’s preposterous proposal plans, but in doing so Walt faces a personal crisis of his own. An encroaching oil baron threatens to ruin everything— and maybe even ruin Christmas. Jason and Walt will consult priests, restaurateurs, and their personal histories in their effort to put together the perfect proposal for Amy. Who’s pulling your strings? A free preview will take place Thursday, April 18.

Apr. 19-20, 7:30pm & April 20, 2pm

The Play that Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong is a play-within-a-play comedy about a modern day theater group trying to put on The Murder at Haversham Manor, a fictitious murder mystery set in a 1920s English country manor. While often silly, slapstick, and utterly insane, the theater group characters are ultimately grounded in reality - while what goes wrong is incredible, the characters’ reactions are often not - and we hope that the “goes wrong” elements of this show reflect the experiences and senses of humor shared by our company. A free preview will take place Thursday, May 2.

May. 3-4, 7:30pm & May 4, 2pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What do rural Illinois, early 2000s “new age” music, and queer culture have in common with a Shakespearean comedy about forbidden love, donkey heads, and fairies? Surprisingly, a lot. In New Athens, IL—a real place, look it up—Hermia and Lysander are in a queer relationship. Egeus, Hermia’s father, does not approve and tries to force Hermia to marry Demetrius. To escape their plight, the two run away together, only telling Hermia’s friend Helena of their plan. Helena, in love with Demetrius, informs him of their plot and all four make their way into the woods, where chaos ensues. Simultaneously, a new age cover band (the Mechanicals) is trying to make a splash at Theseus’ wedding with their debut original work, The Tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe, while a secret queer underground watches from the shadows.

May. 9-11, 7:30pm & May. 11, 2pm

UT Formal

We are excited to hold a formal again this year!

9th Weekend (Time TBD)

We will continue planning events throughout the quarter! The best way to stay up-to-date on events is to…..

Have an idea for an event? Contact us at ut-committee@uchicago.edu or message us on Facebook!

A note on these events: These convenings are open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convenings may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures. Click here for more information about university COVID safety protocols.