“Life is a stage…Be a Player.”
William Shakespeare said that life is a stage and we are merely players. The Wartburg Players is a drama organization designed to promote active participation on stage and off. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate and will receive information regarding plays and other acting/ entertainment opportunities. Two recent Wartburg Players productions were selected for the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival. All productions are staged in the McCaskey Lyceum of the Saemann Student Center unless noted otherwise.

Audition Information
Information will be posted around campus regarding audition times and locations. If you have questions about auditions, e-mail Dr. William Earl or call him at ext. 8421.

The Lion in Winter
Featuring Dr. Brian Pfaltzgraff and Dr. Jennifer Larson

Sept. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.
McCaskey Lyceum

Suggested $10 donation requested

The Lion in Winter is a 1966 play by James Goldman depicting the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England, his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children, and their guests during Christmas, 1183.

Murder by the Book
March 18-19, 2016
McCaskey Lyceum
Suggested $10 donation requested
The play follows the events unfolding at the renowned Raven Society’s annual meeting, where mystery writers gather to determine the best mystery book of the year. With such a prestigious prize at stake, each member attends the meeting disguised as a famous author.

Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte
Feb. 18 and 20, 7:30 p.m.

McCaskey Lyceum 

Suggested $10 donation requested

Set in Naples around 1790, Così Fan Tutte, one of Mozart’s most famous operas, is a study in contrasts: a story of a friendly wager gone hilariously awry paired with music of luminous beauty.

Having bet their friend Don Alfonso that their fiancées will resist any temptation, two young men are astounded by their lovers’ lack of devotion when courted by two ‘Albanian’ soldiers. Of course, all is forgiven at the end of the comedy. But this farce is underscored by the genius of Mozart’s superb music and keen understanding of human nature.

Many students choose to study at the University of Grenoble in France; the Universities of Bonn or Jena in Germany; and USAC, Heredia or San Ramon, Costa Rica, or the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies in Córdoba or Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Seville, Spain.


Neumann Auditorium is Wartburg's largest performance space and McCaskey Lyceum is a smaller theatre for more intimate performances.

Take the stage and tell a story. WORTH IT.