Past Productions

Rhinoceros (2017)

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town suddenly plagued with a single, then growing herd of rhinoceroses. The townspeople struggle to understand where the animals have come from, if they’re even real at all, and who they used to be. Will they figure it out before the herd destroys the whole town?

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2017)

Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States – who cares if he didn’t have permission? Bloody Bloody’s creators cook up an alternate universe with a musical that follows America’s seventh president from his early days as a child on the wild frontier to his controversial reign in the White House. This stunning musical experience was “Hamilton” before “Hamilton” was “Hamilton”!

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Hand to God (2016)

HAND TO GOD, after a lengthy developmental process and successful off-Broadway run, opened on Broadway on April 7, 2015 and was subsequently nominated for five Tony awards (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Featured Role, Best Director, and Best Play) despite its relatively short run on the Great White Way. The Broadway production featured many of the same cast members, designers, and director that had originally produced it as an experimental work. Non-professional performance rights to the play became available in May 2016, and we’re proud to say that Castleton University is one of the first collegiate productions to open in the United States.

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Fuddy Meers (2016)

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire’s info book is quickly discarded, and she’s hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire’s journey gets even more complicated when a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window, and her driven husband and perpetually stoned son show up with a claustrophobic lady-cop that they’ve kidnapped. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she’d forgotten. It’s one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal new comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.

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American Idiot (2016)

Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day's GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

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Romeo and Juliet (2015)

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

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August: Osage County (2015)

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best New Play.

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Spring Awakening (2015)

The musical tells a story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer confusion of sexuality in the 19th century of Germany. The music composed by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater.

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Macbeth (2014)

One of William Shakespeare’s most well known plays, Macbeth takes viewers on a journey through one man’s lust for power and the horrific consequences that befall him and those around him. Featuring some of the most memorable roles in all of Western drama, this production displays the full range of talents of the Castleton Theater Arts department – both on and backstage.

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The Diviners (2014)

Set in the early days of the depression in a small southern Indiana town named Zion, The Diviners introduces us to Buddy Layman, a developmentally disabled boy whose sweet nature touches most people he meets. One day a stranger named C.C. Showers passes through Zion looking for work and food. The unlikely friendship between the two ultimately leads to horrible tragedy. A beautiful slice-of-life play, The Diviners looks through a microscope at small towns everywhere, and how the truth doesn’t always set us free. Directed by Steve Small

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