University Theatre

Current Season

Celebrating 50 Years

The 2014-2015 season marks University Theatre's 50th Anniversary!


Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors graphic

by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman

February 12-15 Thursday through Sunday,
February 18-22 Wednesdays through Sundays
Weeknights and Saturdays, 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall


Nerdy orphan Seymour is working at Mushnik’s flower shop when one day, just after an eclipse of the Sun, he discovers a strange plant. He buys it and names it Audrey II (after the love of his life, Audrey). This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it a very special diet. The plant grows and grows and wants more and more. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it? The deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years.


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The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone

by Seamus HeaneyBurial at Thebes graphic

March 27-29, Friday-Sunday,
April 8-12, Wednesday through Sunday
April 15-19, Wednesday through Sunday
Weeknights and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall




The first show produced by University Theatre (then Thompson Theatre) 50 years ago was Sophocles’ Antigone. In a salute to our history and longevity, we are presenting this outstanding new translation of Antigone, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary.


Seamus Heaney uses his own modern and masterly touch to expose the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece. First staged in the fifth century B.C., Antigone stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the rebellion, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone faces the appalling dilemma of whether to obey Creon and offend against the gods, or follow her heart and plunge her accursed family into a fresh cycle of violence by burying her brother.


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Ticket Information

All seats are reserved, so get your tickets early. Also note that again this year, we are proud to be presenting two of our main season shows in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Seating is more limited for this theatre, so it's a great reason to get your tickets early!


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Ticket Prices

Individual Ticket: $18 ($19 for Little Shop of Horrors) + sales tax


Discount Tickets: $16 ($17 for Little Shop of Horrors) + sales tax

Eligible for discount: Senior citizens, NC State faculty/staff, NC State Alumni Association members, NC State Parents & Families Association Members and students at schools other than NC State.


NC State Student Tickets: $4.68 ($5 including sales tax).

Must present valid NC State I.D. to qualify.


Community Night

The second Wednesday of each production is Community Night. All tickets are only $10 + sales tax (except NC State students). Save money, introduce a friend to the theatre, enjoy a great show for a bargain price!




Seating Charts

Titmus numbered


Kennedy McIlwee Studio