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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 5-7, 2020

We will livestream each performance and offer limited in-person tickets as well.

Details coming soon! 


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 staged in the beautiful Shelton Auditorium on Butler's South Campus at CTS and is geared towards the young and young at heart. 

Shelton Auditorium 

October 8-10, 2020

We will livestream each performance and offer limited in-person tickets as well. 

Details coming soon! 


The Living 

byAnthony Clarvoe 

Directed by Constance Macy 

This haunting play about the Great Plague of London deals with the 17th Century tragedy in a way that illuminated the AIDS epidemic when it was first produced in the early 1990s. Today, The Living resonates with our new COVID-19 world in profound and provocative ways. This sweeping story will be brought to life by Butler Theatre Majors under the direction of one of Indianapolis' favorite actors, Constance Macy.

Clowes Memorial Hall

March 4, 2021



Fleeting Full 2.0—Begin Again 

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