For years, East Tennessee State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance has provided students with exceptional opportunities that boost social awareness, self-confidence, communication skills and more.
Another important role of the department: enriching the university and the Appalachian Highlands with regular performances in the ETSU Martin Center for the Arts.
That tradition continues in the 2023-24 academic year.
“We are thrilled to announce our lineup, and I am so proud of the work our faculty, staff and students have already put in,” said Karen Brewster, chair of the department. “We truly believe that the arts help us make sense of what is happening in the world, and we invite the public to attend these exciting shows.”
The first performance comes in October with “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich. The show happens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-7, and includes a 2 p.m. performance on Oct. 8.
Here’s a look at additional shows:
Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” Nov. 16-19.
“Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl, Feb. 22-25, 2024.
“Heathers: The Musical” by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, April 10-14, 2024.