Doane Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season

Doane University Theatre will open an entertaining new season with four dynamic productions this academic year. The season kicks off October 13-15 with the national amateur theatre premiere of “The Heart of Robin Hood” by David Farr. Also included in this season are Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”, Aaron Posner’s Stupid F##king Bird and “The Robber Bridegroom” book and lyrics by Alfred Urhy and music by Robert Waldman.

Doane University 2016-17 Theatre Schedule

October 13-15 – The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr

November 17-19 – The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

February 23-25 – Stupid F##king Bird by Aaron Posner

April 27-30 – The Robber Bridegroom, book and lyrics by Alfred Urhy, music by Robert Waldman

Curtain for all productions is 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the April 30 performance of The Robber Bridegroom which will be a 4:00 p.m. matinee.

Tickets for all productions may be reserved online at or by calling 402-826-8256. All shows take place in Doane’s Whitcomb Lee Conservatory.

Under the direction of Robin McKercher, Doane’s Theatre Department has been consistently recognized. Since 2006, Doane has had:


·       36 Regional Meritorious Achievement Awards

·       12 regional design awards

·       5 finalists in 5 years (2010-14) for KCACTF design awards, including 1 national champion in scenic design

·       5 finalist teams in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition


Doane Theatre students have gone on to:

·       Act in major studio films

·       Sing in a starring role on Broadway

·       Star in network television series

·       Perform with acclaimed improv comedy group The Second City

·       Design sets, lighting, props and sound for regional and national theatre productions

·       Manage professional theatres across the country

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