Theatre and Dance introduces Glimmers in the Dark for new season

Published: August 16, 2021

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The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Liberal Arts has announced that performances are back in-person at the Telfair Peet Theatre for this upcoming 2021-22 season.

This academic year marks the 108th season of theatre at Auburn University.

“Our theme for this season—Glimmers in the Dark: Tales of Grit and Grace—celebrates the return of live performance while also honoring the many challenges of the past year. After semesters of pivoting, we look forward to plays, pirouettes, and people returning to our spaces,” said Chase Bringardner, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

The 2021-22 season of theatre and dance explores our collective journey from childhood to adulthood, and the untapped potential within each of us. Sometimes it helps to remember the fairytale, to seek hope, and to look for glimmers in the dark.

“As we enter a new season, we remain committed to and focused on our students’ work each and every day; the past year confirmed our strong belief that our students, staff, and faculty are some of the hardest working on campus,” Bringardner said.

Auburn University Theatre and Dance intends to present their season live and in person, observing health and safety policies of Auburn University and CDC guidelines at the time of production. These policies are subject to change and will be posted at and at the production venue prior to the performance.

This season’s line up begins with “A Doll’s House,” which runs Sept. 30–Oct. 6 on the mainstage in Telfair B. Peet Theatre. Tickets are available now for the show and for the entire season by going to

A Doll's House
By Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Scott Phillips
Telfair Peet Theatre Mainstage
Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2021

A Doll's House, Part 2
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Ashley Butler
Telfair Peet Theatre Blackbox
Oct. 21-21, 2021

Spring Awakening
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Andrew Schwartz
Music Direction by James Mablin
Choreography by Jeri Dickey
Telfair Peet Theatre Mainstage
Nov. 11-19, 2021

(re)imagine: riffs, reverses, and revolutions
Conceived and Directed by Jeri Dickey and Adrienne Wilson
Featuring the Auburn University Dance Ensemble & Guest Artists
Telfair Peet Theatre Mainstage
Feb. 10-13, 2022

Into The Woods
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by Hames Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Chase Bringardner
Music Direction by James Mablin
Choreography by Jeri Dickey
Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Art Center at Auburn University
March 4-6, 2022

The Wolves
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Tessa Carr
Telfair Peet Theatre Blackbox
April 14-24, 2022

Tickets for all shows are now available. Auburn students receive free admission and Auburn employees receive a discounted rate to all productions.  A full season subscription is also available for purchase. This provides you with one ticket to every show in the season.

If tickets are purchased before Oct. 6, one complimentary ticket for any show will be given with it. For more information, go to Department of Theatre's Ticketing Page.

Box Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Box Office: 334-844-4154

Evening performances: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees: 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices
General: $16
Senior Citizen: $12
Faculty and Staff: $12
AU Student with ID: Free
Non-Auburn University Student: $12

Talkback Thursdays

To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend “Talkback Thursdays” after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.

Submitted by: Victoria Santos