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Dramatic Arts Program

Theatre—great stories told here. Audiences wanted.

Theatre lives in the present tense. It is always here and now. Whether the story is drawn from ancient Greece or set in some futuristic world of tomorrow, the sense of occasion and participation make it a communal event.

Centralia College boasts two state-of-the-art theatres: the 506-seat Margaret Corbet Theatre and an intimate 110-seat studio theatre, the Phillip Wickstrom Studio Theatre.

More than 150 productions have entertained and enlightened our campus and community since 1935 (see our production history). We invite you to attend an upcoming production or, if you're so inclined, take a class, audition or help us in some technical capacity. Like theatre itself, we're here to serve you.

"Believing in the power of the theatre is like believing in religion: you have to experience its effect in order to understand the attraction to it."
-Richard Eyre, Changing Stages

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2017-18 Productions

1984 by George Orwell
7 p.m. Nov 10-11 and 16-18
2 p.m. Nov 12
Wickstrom Studio Theatre, Washington Hall 150

Tickets: $10 adults/$8 students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling 360-623-8871, or online.
Thursday, Nov. 16, is pay-what-you-can night.

Perpetual war. Global surveillance. State-sponsored hate. George Orwell's dystopian novel warned of the dangers of a totalitarian state that institutionalized hate speech, was in a constant state of war and kept its citizens under close observation. Orwell's modern parable is dramatically brought to life in a vibrant, multi-media production on the Centralia College Theatre stage in an adaptation written by Michael Gene Sullivan.

Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb
7 p.m. Feb. 16-17 and 22-24
2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25
Wickstrom Studio Theatre, Washington Hall 150

Tickets: $12-adults/$10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling 360-623-8871, or online.
Thursday, Feb. 22, is pay-what-you-can night.

An American writer in 1930s Berlin finds love, adventure and danger in a German night club, as he witnesses the rise of Nazism. Based on the short stories of Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret is a musical theatre classic made famous by the film starring Liza Minelli. Centralia College Theatre's production will feature significant audience interaction, which will transport audiences to an alluring and alarming time in history.

ADULT CONTENT. For mature audiences.
Corbet Theatre

Contact Drama Department

Emmy Kreilkamp
Assistant Professor