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Drama Productions

The 2018-2019 academic year will be filled with festivities and special events marking the 175th anniversary of Clarke. The arts and lecture offerings for the year will pay tribute to this milestone with a series of events designed to highlight the theme and showcase our extremely talented alumni, students, and faculty.

The year will be celebrated through art, music, drama, and lectures with a theme of Home. This single word can take on a variety of identities – Clarke as home, Dubuque as home, Iowa as home, pride in where your story starts. The theme of Home allows for celebration, reflection, and hope.

Welcome home to Clarke University.

SPRING 2019 events


March 7 – March 10

Waiting For Godot

A masterpiece of absurdist theatre, Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Samuel Beckett’s two-act tragicomedy observes two “tramps”, Didi and Gogo, as they wait for the enigmatic Godot to arrive. Throughout the play, they seek out understanding or, at least, amusement as they wait. Layered with vaudeville antics, comic wit, and absurdist depth, the play resonates as strongly today as when it was first conceived over fifty years ago.

March 7-9, 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 2 p.m.

Terence Donaghoe Hall, $10/adults;
$7/seniors; $5/non-Clarke students; FREE/Clarke alumni


May 2 – May 5


A provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure.  Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, and hearts are unmoored.  The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.

May 2-4, 7:30 p.m.
May 5, 2 p.m.

Terence Donaghoe Hall, $10/adults;
$7/seniors; $5/non-Clarke students; Free/Clarke alumni


Turn the Spotlight Here

Drama performance of Triumph of Love - Full Size
Drama Production Oleanna - Full Size
Drama Production Amish Project - Full Size
Drama production Caretaker - Full Size
Drama Production Amish Project - Full Size
Drama Production Night Must Fall - Full Size
Drama Production Baby with the Bathwater - Full Size
Drama Major - Full Size
Drama Production Spoon River Anthology - Full Size
Drama Production Children - Full Size
Drama Production Playboy of the Western World - Full Size
Drama Production Dead Man Walking - Full Size