What's on Stage? The 2022-2023 Season

Voices From Ukraine

  Performances September 16 & 17, 2022
  7:30 p.m.
  Admission Free. No ticket required.

BU Theatre joins some 200 theatres worldwide to present readings of plays by Ukrainian dramatists - written during the ongoing invasion of their country. This is art of the utmost immediacy, presented free of charge as a benefit supporting relief efforts for displaced Ukrainian civilians. Audience members wishing to donate will be guided to a selection of approved relief organizations.

Hearts Like Fists

Adam Szymkowicz
  Performances November 9 – 13, 2022

The city’s heart beats with fear, as the evil Doctor X sneaks into apartments to inject sleeping lovers with lethal poison. Can Sally, Jasmine, and Nina – nurses by day, superheroes by night– stop him? Can former heartbreaker, Lisa, find a life of meaning as a crime stopper? And, can the tormented surgeon, Peter, ever repair his own wounded heart? An acrobatic adventure that’s part film noir, part comic book, and all romance.

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A Christmas Carol Radio Play – Onstage!

Adapted by Dan Matisa
  Performances December 1 – 4, 2022

A Peoria radio tradition since 2019, Dan Matisa’s sparkling, family-friendly adaptation of the Dickens classic turns the Hartmann stage into a live broadcast studio, with delightful music and Foley sound effects, nimble actors in multiple roles, and treasured characters Scrooge, Marley, Bob and the Cratchits, those Christmas spirits, and of course the beloved Tiny Tim. A new holiday experience for the community!

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The Mousetrap

by Agatha Christie
  Performances April 12 – 16, 2023

The mother of all murder mysteries and the longest running play of all time- still going strong in the UK after 70 years! As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of strangers find themselves snowed in at a stately countryside guest house. A police sergeant arrives and informs the guests, to their horror, that a killer is in their midst. Who is the murderer? And who will be the next victim? The original stage mystery that started an entire genre.

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Songs For Spring

  Performances April 27 – 30, 2023

The students of our new vocal performance workshop, led by legendary Peoria music director, Susan Somerville Brown, round out the season with this enchanting revue of theatre songs spanning the American musical canon.

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Health and Safety Notice to Patrons

BRADLEY UNIVERSITY THEATRE is thrilled to welcome you to the Hartmann Center for our live theatre productions. In order to best protect the health of our patrons, performers, students and staff, we strongly recommend that all audience members wear masks inside the Hartmann Center and its theatre spaces. We appreciate your cooperation.