Theatre Arts

Do you have an interest in theatre?
Are you looking for a way to meet new people in a fun, creative environment?
If so, get involved in the theatre here at Penn State Harrisburg!

Theatre Minor:

The Penn State Harrisburg theatre minor is a great way to explore your theatre interests and complements a variety of majors. 

Production Experience:

The Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities offers two mainstage productions per school year. Students can be directly involved in the fall play or the spring musical. Theatre production experience includes acting, design, choreography, stage management, backstage crew, or ushering. Students have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment in the new 365-seat Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre, located in the Student Enrichment Center. Limited paid positions are available.

Upcoming 2023-24 Productions


  • Clue 
    Directed by Maria Enriquez
    Oct.16 - Nov. 4, 2023

    Based on the iconic Paramount movie inspired by the Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder-mystery. The tale begins in a remote mansion at an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu, where you must try to figure out... WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

  • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo 
    Directed by Jesse Goranson
    Jan. 26-27, 2024
    Feb. 2-3, 2024

    This darkly comic tale is narrated by a tiger, held captive in the Baghdad Zoo. The play follows the intertwined lives of two American marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption, and a toilet seat made of gold. 

    This show contains language, sexual situations, violence, and disturbing content. Any similarities between the plot of this show and real events is coincidental and unintentional.

  • Urinetown
    Directed by Emily Macleod
    Music Director, Adam Gustafson
    Apr. 3-6, 2024
    In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought
    has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid
    public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the
    Urine Good Company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free
    urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.”
    This musical is a wickedly funny, fast-paced satire about a brave young hero
    fighting for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for
    as long as you like, and with whomever you like.”

Tickets available at Penn State Harrisburg Box Office

Theatre Student Club:

Capital Players Theatre Club is a student organization that meets regularly and plans fun activities based on the club’s shared interest of theatre.

  • Student-directed theatre/musical theatre productions
  • Talent shows, cabarets
  • Opportunities to gain theatre experience while building friendships

For more information about the Penn State Harrisburg Theatre Program offerings, contact Maria Enriquez, [email protected]

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