Typically two performances are staged annually, a drama or comedy production in the fall, and a musical in the spring on May Day/graduation weekend.

Fall Play 2015

Smash! by Jeffrey Hatcher

7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-31

2:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee, Nov. 1
Venue Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall

THE STORY: Based on the novel An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw, the story centers on Sidney Trefusis, a millionaire Socialist who leaves his bride on their wedding day because he fears his passion for her will get in the way of his plans to overthrow the British government. Sidney vanishes "underground" - disguises himself as a common laborer called "Mengels" - and infiltrates Alton College, a girls' school where well-bred young women are "fitted and fatted to be put on the marriage market." His plan: Take over the school and plant the seed of radical Socialism into the fertile brains of the future consorts of cabinet ministers and kings. What he doesn't plan on is the presence of one Agatha Wylie, a sixth-form rabble-rouser, who falls hopelessly in love with both Sidney and his politics, and just happens to be his deserted wife's cousin. Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, Engels, pistols and the proletariat jostle for position in this adaptation of Shaw's last comic novel, written in 1883.
From the Dramatists Play Service description


Ticket information
Ticket prices: $8 for adults; $6 for senior citizens, non-Bluffton University students and Bluffton faculty/staff; free for Bluffton University students
Box Office: tickets can be purchased via the online box office.

The Music Man - (May 2012)
The Castle of Otranto - (Nov. 2011) 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - (May 2011) 
The Glass Menagerie - (Nov. 2010)  
Little Women - (May 2010)
Bright Ideas (Nov. 2009)
Spitfire Grill (May 2009)
Whatever Kindles (Nov. 2008)
Singin' in the Rain (May 2008)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Nov. 2007)
Little Shop of Horrors (May 2007) 
Children of Eden - Musical (May 2006) 
The Art of Dining - Play (Nov. 2005) 
She Loves Me - Musical (May 2005) 
The Miracle Worker - (Feb. 2005) 

Exercise the thespian within by being a part of the annual fall theatrical performance or the spring May Day musical. Want to know more about Bluffton University theatre studies? Visit our department home page or contact Melissa Friesen at