Wilkes University

2017-2018 Season

Past Performances

Clybourne Park Logo

Clybourne Park

A Comedy/Drama written by Bruce Norris


Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts
239 S River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Performance Dates:
  • Sept. 27, 28, 29 at 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 29, 30 at 2 p.m.

Why are Bev and Russ moving out of their house in Clybourne Park? In this spin-off to Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, Bruce Norris's searing play Clybourne Park is loosely based on historical events that cover fifty years of racial and real estate history in Chicago, shining the racial spotlight on everybody, no matter where they live. The power of Norris’s scorching play, which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play is that the villains are not bizarre-looking monsters from the depths of Lake Michigan but ordinary people. Clybourne Park is worth-while evening of bitter satire that makes us laugh while it indicts us.

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Box office: (570) 408-4540

Tickets: General Admission: $10.00
Students and Seniors: $5.00
Wilkes University Students, Faculty & Staff : FREE with Wilkes ID

All performances are on the main stage at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center at Wilkes University.

A Chorus LineA Chorus Line

A Musical by Marvin Hamlisch, James Kirkwood, Jr. & Edward Kleban

  • April 12, 13, 14 at 8 p.m.
  • April 14, 15 at 2 p.m.

Direction by Joseph C. Dawson
Musical Direction by Ken McGraw
Choreography by Lynne Mariani

This 1975 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical captures all the spirit and ambitious tension of dancers auditioning for the chorus line of a Broadway show with a sensational score and riveting real-life stories.


A Chorus Line

Pippin logoPippin His Life and Times

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz • Book by Roger O. Hirson

  • Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 12, 19 at 2 p.m.

Direction by Teresa Fallon
Musical Direction by Ken McGraw

A merry troupe of traveling players help young Prince Pippin, heir to the medieval King Charlemagne, learn the true meaning of glory, love and war in this Tony Award winning musical comedy with an unforgettable score from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell).

Theophilus North LogoTheophilus North

By Matthew Burnett • Based on the novel by Thornton Wilder

  • Sept. 28, 29, 30 at 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.

Direction by Joseph C. Dawson

In this charming comedy a restless schoolteacher in search of adventure sets out to see the world in the summer of 1926. Stranded in the tony resort town of Newport, Rhode Island, he becomes entangled in the intrigues of the leisured class and finds more than he ever dreamed!

The CrucibleThe Crucible

By Arthur Miller

  • Feb. 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 24, 25 at 2 p.m.

Direction by Jon LIebetrau

A servant-girl in love with a young farmer maliciously causes his wife to be accused of witchcraft in this exciting drama of bigotry and deceit. Set during Old Salem’s Puritan purge of witchcraft, it is the perfect play for our post-truth times.

  • Box Office: 570-408-4540
  • Tickets: General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $5, and Free with a Wilkes ID.
  • Parking off street and Henry Student Center Lot.
  • Handicapped access available.
The Crucible

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