College Theater in Connecticut: What's on This Fall?

What's on this fall for college theater in Connecticut? Consider this your must-see list.

What's on this fall for college theater in Connecticut? Consider this your must-see list.

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After a year of digital productions and zoom "staged" readings, many people are wondering what the future of theater will look like. But if you're a theater fan from Connecticut, you're in luck. College theater in Connecticut is coming back this fall. 

If you've never been to college theaters, you should try going to one or two this fall. It's a great way to see the Broadway performers of tomorrow in well-funded productions at a low price. 

But what shows to see? Well, you've come to the right place. We’re here to walk you through the best in-state college productions coming up this fall.

Yale University

Yale, as well as being one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools, is one of the top theater schools in the country. They're especially great because they have a world-renowned graduate school program. Theater students get to interact with to-notch playwrights and directors, as well as other actors. 

Not About Kyle 

Not About Kyle by Ann Zhang is a new play about a woman who's writing a book about a guy named Kyle. She also knows a guy named Kyle, but the book is not about him. That Kyle happens to be fixated on her best friend, who's mysteriously disappeared from school.

If you're a fan of brand new, original, student-written, politically oriented theater, this is a great option for you. The show promises to examine the "male gaze", which will attract anyone who's interested in feminist theory. 

Shining City 

If you're looking for something a little more well-known, check out Shining City by famous Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Shining City is about a woman who seeks help in therapy after seeing the ghost of her deceased wife. It examines guilt, faith, and the struggle between the living and the dead

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan, while not quite as famous as Yale, is right up there with it as one of the best theater schools out there. Let's take a look at what they have to offer this coming season. 

Oedipus El Ray 

If you like the classics with a contemporary twist, come check out Oedipus El Ray. Oedipus El Ray is a bold play that's sweeping the nation, setting the fabled play by Sophocles in South Central LA with a Latino cast. If you're a fan of West Side Story, you'll surely like this one.

See the Best College Theater in Connecticut 

As theater opens back up in Connecticut, you're going to want to see the Broadway stars of tomorrow perform in some great contemporary shows. Check out Not About Khyle, Shining City, or Oedipus El Ray, for some of the best college theater in Connecticut.