College of Arts and Sciences

Current Season

  • 2015-2016

    Gritty, Tough and Resilient – that’s how we describe the characters in this season. Join us as we celebrate the fortitude of the human spirit through the ages, from the ruins of a war torn city in Ancient Greece, to a prison boat bound for Australia in the 19th Century to a funeral home in present day New York City. 

    Make the Lee Center Theatre your place to see adventurous plays.

    Female Transport by Steven Gooch

    Directed by Andrew McGinn

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    Six women, convicted of petty crimes in 19th Century England are herded onto a cramped boat headed for the British penal colony of Australia. On their six-month journey, they endure hardship, cruelty, and pain and find new strength and hope as they bond together in moving solidarity. More information can be found here.


    Our Lady of 121st Street by Steven Aldry Gurigis

    Directed by Jane Nichols

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    The students of a Harlem Catholic school are gathered at a funeral home to pay their respects to their beloved and recently deceased teacher, Sister Rose. Only problem is that someone has stolen the body. Filled with an array of colorful characters speaking in irreverent and occasionally crude vernacular, Steven Aldry Gurigis’ celebrated play is a hilarious and gritty urban portrait of a community confronting its past and embracing the present.   More information can be found here.

    Women of Troy by Euripides

    Directed by Rosa Joshi

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    The war is over, the city has been sacked, your husband has been killed and the rest of your family is about to be enslaved. Such is the fate for the women of Troy at the beginning of Euripides’ wrenching play about the horrors of war. Featuring contemporary choreography, and the work of student designers, this production will tour to the Merc Playhouse in Twisp.  More information can be found here.

    Box Office & Ticket Information:

    Unless otherwise noted below, tickets for theatre productions are $6 for students, $8 for faculty/staff, and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Lee Center Box Office or by phone. The Box Office is open Wed-Sat 1:30-6:00 pm and one hour prior to every performance.

    LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 12th and Marion. 206.296.2244


    The Theatre program at Seattle University offers a conservatory style experience within the framework of a broad based Jesuit liberal arts education. In tandem with classroom learning, students receive practical training through our productions, working on all aspects: from acting to stage management, dramaturgy to assistant direction, backstage crew to design. The season is produced in the Lee Center for the Arts, which features a state-of-the-art 120-seat flexible space theatre, costume and scene shops.


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