2023 – 2024 Season

The SRC Theatre Program 2023-2024 season of productions has been announced. The program produces one play each fall and one play each spring. All SRC Theatre productions are presented in the Taylor Hall Theatre on the SRC Canton Campus.

Spring 2024

Image of an old fashioned typewriter, with the text: Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts by Ira Levin

For Spring 2024 we present the 1978 dark comic thriller Deathtrap by American playwright Ira Levin. Nominated for four Tonys and winner of the Edgar Award for Best Play, Deathtrap presents Sidney Bruhl—a middle-aged, once-popular writer of thrillers for the Broadway stage—enduring an alarming slump. Sidney concocts a plan to murder one of his student playwrights and produce the young man’s stunningly good play as Sidney’s own. Complicating the plan are Sidney’s wife, Myra, his lawyer, Porter, and Helga ten Dorp, the psychic next door. Deathtrap is a satisfying thriller with plenty of laughs as well as surprises and twists. Deathtrap will run March 1-3, 2024.  Tickets can be purchased at our online ticket service page.

SRC Drama Program

The SRC Drama Program has an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented classes for humanities and fine-arts credit. Each academic year, student-centered performance opportunities are available with planned productions in both fall and spring semesters. The Drama Program offers performing grants (scholarships) to recognize and reward the work of talented students.

Spokesong practice

In the academic year 2015-16, the student organization STAGE: SRC Theatre Artists Group for Education was created. The group has as its advisor SRC drama and English instructor Douglas Okey. STAGE provides support and awareness for the program as well as a pool of interested and talented students to participate in theatre productions.

The SRC Drama Program has produced graduates who have gone onto careers in performance, including TV and film actor David Pires and, most recently, New York stage performer Kyle Motsinger. A student from the 1990s, Jacob Welch, is a theatre professor and award-winning lighting designer.

In the years since founding director Bob Gorg retired in 2008, the program has undergone various transitions. Most recently, in the 2013-14 academic year, the program had been in hiatus for the purpose of rebuilding. During that year, our “black-box” theatre production space was extensively renovated and updated through the expert consultation of SRC graduate Jacob Welch.

For more information about upcoming productions and opportunities in the SRC Drama Program, contact Douglas Okey or by phone at (309) 649-6308. Click here for a printable brochure with information about the SRC Drama Program and student organization STAGE.