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

Coming Soon

MR BURNS A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
March 15-17 & 22-24
Written by Anne Washburn, Directed by Eric S. Kildow
Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future.
Mr Burns production

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through​​​​​​​ the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday shows begin at 3 p.m.

For tickets, call 330-675-8887 or trumbullboxoffice@kent.edu
Adults: $10; Seniors & Students: $8; Children (12 & under): $6; KSU Students, Staff, & Faculty: Free Admission