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                  Pump Boys and Dinettes is OPEN for Business!

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The Pump Boys sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the Dinettes, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cup Diner next door.  Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway.  With heartbreak and hilarity they perform on guitars, piano, bass, and yes, kitchen utensils.  "Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing.  It doesn't merely celebrate the value of friendship and life's simple pleasures, it embodies them." - The New York Times

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Performances will be in the Metcalf Theater (near the Student Fitness Center) 

TICKETS: Adults $15; All Other $12 except SIUE Students with a valid ID get in Free

Parking in Lot F.

 

The Department of Theater and Dance provides a wide variety of academic courses and practical experience for approximately 85 majors and 50 minors in five areas of specialization: Performance, Dance, Design and Technical Theater, Theater Education, and Theater History/Literature/Criticism.

The Department produces four Main Stage theater productions and one dance concert each academic year in the Main Theater in Dunham Hall and The Metcalf Theater, a black box with flexible seating for 150. We also offer a variety of productions by the Student Experimental Theater Organization, Black Theater Workshop, a Student Dance Concert, and an Evening of One-Act Plays. The Cougar Theater Company and University Dance Company are comprised of student majors who tour theater and dance to area schools, festivals and conferences. During the summer, we produce a semi-professional season of musicals and plays called Summer Showbiz and run the Xfest, a four-day festival of experimental theater productions and master classes presented by invited professional companies from around the nation.

Our Department offers two exciting study abroad opportunities. The London Theater Study Abroad course is offered every other year in the summer. In addition we have begun a study program in Suriname, South America in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology.

The theater program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST). Please contact the Department for more information by calling (618) 650-2773. We look forward to welcoming you to the department and to your career in the performing arts.

Theater Performance Program

Dance Performance Program

Theater Design/Tech Program

Theater History/Literature/Criticism Program

Theater Education Program

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