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Threepenny Opera

2020–2021 Season Announcement

Announcing Butler Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season!



by Sophocles

Adapted & Directed by Madeline Sayet, Christel DeHaan Visiting International Theatre Artist (VITA)

Sophocles' classic play in a brand-new, contemporary adaptation by Christel DeHaan Visiting International Theatre Artist, Madeline Sayet who will be in residence at the Butler University Department of Theatre. Ms. Sayet is developing the script with Butler Theatre Majors and the resulting production will bring this timeless tragedy to life in ways that speak to the younger generation and to us all. 

Schrott Center for the Arts 

November 4–8, 2020


Shel Silverstein's Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back 

by Shel Silverstein

Adapted & Directed by Elaina Artemiev

Lafcadio is a young lion who does not know what a hunter is but soon finds out--and decides that he wants to be one, too! Shel Silverstein's charming story contains a great lesson about being true to oneself. This production will be in our intimate Lilly Hall Studio Theatre with the audience on all four sides of the action and is geared towards the young and young at heart.

Lilly Hall Studio Theatre

December 2–6, 2020


Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Constance Macy 

Shakespeare's beautiful story of star-crossed lovers will be brought to life by Butler Theatre Majors under the direction of one of Indianapolis' favorite actors, Constance Macy. This 90-minute adaptation is true to Shakespeare's words, will have a contemporary vibe, and will be produced in Butler's 2200-seat Clowes Memorial Hall.

Clowes Memorial Hall

March 4–5, 2021


Fleeting Full 2.0—Beckett plays for this moment

Conceived and Directed by William Fisher 

Originally slated for April 2020, this production of Beckett plays is being re-envisioned for 2021. Samuel Beckett, famously known for his landmark play, Waiting for Godot, is a Butler Theatre favorite. This collection of evocative texts is packed with power and subtlety, pathos and humor. Be prepared for an evening of live theatre that incorporates projected interactive animation and real-time video.  

Lilly Hall Studio Theatre 

April 14–18, 2021