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The 2019–2020 Marquette Theatre season entitled DREAM COME TRUE includes five plays of various styles all relating to the theme of dreams. For questions about performances, subscriptions and parking information, please contact the Helfaer Box Office:
You may purchase tickets to an individual performance or subscribe to the 2019–2020 event season. Tickets for individual performances are $20 with the exception of Arnie, the Doughnut, which is $12. If you choose to subscribe to the upcoming season, you will receive tickets at a discounted price to all performances below. Discounted tickets also available for students, seniors, and Marquette employees and alumni.
By Rick Elice, Music by Wayne Barker
Sept. 26, 27, 28, Oct. 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm
Sept. 28 at 1:00 pm
Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at 2:30 pm
Pirates, sea creatures, and a little bit of magic fill this retelling of the Peter Pan story, based on a best-selling novel. Enjoy the origins of your fondest Neverland characters, with all the familiar heroes and villains. Adventure, dreams, and your imagination will fill the stage, along with plenty of musical moments and campy humor. This Tony award-winning and inventive prequel is a charming adventure for all ages.
By Lynn Nottage
Nov. 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm
Nov. 10 and 17 at 2:30 pm
This story by a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright addresses issues of grief, racism, and the politics of immigration in a moving coming-of-age story. In 1950, a widowed father transplants his two young daughters out of the deep South to Brooklyn, New York in his search for salvation. The girls are exposed to the escalating tension between a conservative father and a free-spirited Aunt. In the end, young Ernestine finds the courage to seek out her dreams in this inspiring tale.
Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill
Feb. 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm
Feb. 16 and 23 at 2:30 pm
This award-winning musical celebrates the theory that we are more connected than we realize. Through a collage of entertaining songs, scenes, and monologues, follow several characters along their journeys - and the effect it has when their journeys intersect. This unconventional musical shares heartache, dreams, and our shared human connection.
By William Shakespeare
Apr. 3, 4, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm
Apr. 5, 18, 19 at 2:30 pm
Friends, Romans, countrymen, Shakespeare’s compelling drama about political assassination, disturbing dreams, and social turmoil is coming to the Helfaer stage. One of the bard’s most frequent and volatile plays, Julius Caesar stresses the moral conflicts of leadership and justice in a way that still resonates today. This cautionary tale of power, pride, and political machinations is not to be missed. Come, lend an ear.
Based on the book by Laurie Keller
Adapted by Frances Limoncelli
Music & Lyrics by George Howe
Jan. 11, 12, 18, 19 at 2:30 pm
Laurie Keller’s charming story about Arnie, an enthusiastic doughnut, is adapted musically to the stage. When Arnie’s infectious optimism inspires the cautious Mr. Bing, this new pair of pals learn a lesson about the rigid rules at the Cozy Confines Condo Community. Together, they dream up a way out of a sticky jam! Come and enjoy this scrumptious treat!