Kent Trumbull Theatre

Celebrating more than 50 years of community theatre!

The Kent Trumbull Theatre produces many show and performances that generate rave reviews from local critics as well as the general public. The shows are usually performed by theatre students, but sometimes include outside talent as the theatre presents three productions annually throughout the university season (September-May) and three more as part of the Summer Stock program (May-August), which includes an active youth theatre component. Students can complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies at Kent State Trumbull.


The Servant of Two Masters
Written by Carlo Goldoni; Directed by Eric S. Kildow
MARCH 13-15 & 20-22

Hilarity abounds in this madcap Italian comedy of lovers, lawyers, servants, and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Betrothed couple Silvio and Clarice are devastated when a previous fiancé reappears, back-from-the-dead. In this wild farce things, and people, are not what they seem – disguises, traps, and tricks produce a whirlwind of mass confusion.

At the center of this mirth is Truffaldino, the scheming – and perpetually hungry – servant who concocts a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.

This commedia dell’arte masterpiece, written by Carlo Goldoni, promises laugh-out-loud mayhem that shouldn’t be missed!


May 4th Voices, Kent State 1970
May 1, 2, 3

by David Hassler

May 4th Voices“May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970” brings together first-person narratives about the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University. First performed in 2010 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the shootings, the “May 4th Voices” play is composed of verbatim excerpts from the Kent State Shootings Oral History Project.

Weaving these voices and stories together, Hassler’s play tells the human story of May 4, 1970, and its aftermath while capturing the tragedy, which had a profound impact on the nation and is credited as a catalyst in changing Americans’ view toward U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

May 4th Voices





The theatre is located across from the library and students are offered free or reduced admission to encourage attendance at all productions.