Welcome to the 90th season of the Calvin Theatre Company!

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Turn the Page: A Season of Raconteurs 

Our 2023-2024 season is filled with narrators telling stories in unique, colorful, and engaging ways. From rumors that get out of hand, to stories spanning seven centuries, and four dreamers destined to be imperfectly perfect little women.

Little Women by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott (Drama)
April 12-20, 2024
Gezon Auditorium, Spoelhof University Center

Jo March isn’t your typical Victorian lady. She’s indecorous and headstrong, and one day she’s going to be a great American novelist. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent, and imaginative young women. But as adulthood approaches, each sister must negotiate her private ambitions with society’s expectations. In a war-torn world defined by gender, class, and personal tragedy, Jo March gives us her greatest story: that of the March sisters, four dreamers destined to be imperfect little women.
Little Women is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service and Broadway Licensing Group.
Suggested PG rating.

Previous Productions This Season

Rumors by Neil Simon (Comedy/Farce)
October 20-28, 2023
Lab Theatre, Spoelhof University Center

Big hair. Bigger rumors.
At a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though it's only a flesh wound, Charlie Brock's self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of farce. As the Brock's tenth wedding anniversary party commences, Charlie lies bleeding in another room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight. The first guests, Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Rumors was presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
Suggested PG13 rating.

Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy (Storytelling Concept Musical)
February 8-10, 2024
Lab Theatre, Spoelhof University Center

Ghost Quartet is a song cycle about love and death from Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of the Broadway hit "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812." A camera breaks and four friends spin an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk. The story draws from several fairy tales and "ghost stories,” including Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, and One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known as Arabian Nights). The cast presents the story and music as a "concept album concert" and each plays multiple instruments.
Ghost Quartet is presented by special arrangement with United Talent Agency.
Suggested PG13 rating.

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