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I and You
By Lauren Gunderson

Student-Directed Show

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Sept. 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

University Theatre Black Box

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Big Fish
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by John August

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.

Appropriate for all ages.

Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 5, 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Collins Alumni Auditorium

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Ada and the Engine
By Lauren Gunderson

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soulmate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge—a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 11, 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Shamblin Theatre

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Elevate Dance Concert

Lipscomb Theatre’s resident dance company, Foundation Dance Theatre (FDT), in conjunction with invited professional choreographers, presents an exciting performance featuring all styles of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, theatre, modern and more. FDT company members include Lipscomb University students with a strong dance background and a passion for telling stories through movement.

Appropriate for all ages.

March 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Shamblin Theatre

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By William Shakespeare

A co-production with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival

A student is called home from his university to find his life turned upside down. He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed. Who can be trusted? Who can be believed? 

Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of young Hamlet?

Come see Shakespeare's most famous play brought to life in this collaboration with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, our city's professional Shakespeare headquarters.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Student Matinees April 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 10 am

Public Performances April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 p.m. and April 21, 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Collins Alumni Auditorium

Hamlet Tickets

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