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Jan. 15-16: Award-winning play imagines Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

The Mountaintop posterPULLMAN, Wash. – Acclaimed radio theatre company L.A. Theatre Works will present Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop,” 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at WSU’s Jones Theatre. » More …

March 31: Dungeons & Dragons-inspired play at WSU

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. — Laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and ’90s pop culture, Qui Nguyen’s action-packed dramatic comedy, “She Kills Monsters,” will open at Washington State University on Friday, March 31. » More …

Feb. 16, 17: Comedy, workshop about sexual identity

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – “That’s So Gay!” a one-person play about the personal and public struggles of coming to terms with sexuality and navigating empathy, love and family, will be performed free to the public at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Smith CUE 203 at Washington State University. » More …

Nov. 15: Memoir of growing up in the segregated South

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

tarantino-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash. – A dramatization of the 1943 book “Black Boy,” Richard Wright’s searing autobiography spanning childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Jones Theatre at Washington State University. It is recommended for ages 12 and older. » More …

April 1-9: Neil Simon comedy ‘The Dinner Party’

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

DinnerParty-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Farce and failed relationships will be on the menu when Washington State University Performing Arts presents Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party,” opening April 1 for six performances in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre. » More …

March 11: Afghanistan novel ‘Kite Runner’ on stage at WSU

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

kite-runner-80PULLMAN, Wash. – In association with Young Audiences New York, WSU Performing Arts will present the Literature to Life® stage presentation of “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre. The show is recommended for ages 14 and older. » More …

Dec. 11-13: Theater classic ‘Our Town’ on stage at WSU

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

our-town-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Described by playwright Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder will be performed Dec. 4-6 and 11-13 in Wadleigh Theatre, Daggy Hall, Washington State University. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays. » More …

April 4-12: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’

poster-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Hamlet takes a backseat to his funnier but equally doomed schoolmates when Washington State University Performing Arts presents “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” a play by Tom Stoppard. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. April 4, 5, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. April 5 and 12 in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre. » More …