Performing Arts

Keystone students acting out play sceneTheater and performing arts at Keystone College can be enjoyed by all students from all majors. We offer theatre courses, including a theatre minor, and provide opportunities for hands-on experience, both on- and off-stage with our performing arts group, The Keystone Players, which presents two- to three theater productions annually.

Taking a theatre course and being part of a performing arts production are wonderful ways to meet new people and establish lasting friendships, explore your creativity, develop skills in communication and gain self-confidence, poise, self-discipline, and a tremendous sense of pride. In addition, exploring the work of exceptional playwrights opens the door to understanding both our shared humanity and its rich diversity.

William & Williams: Short Plays Poking fun at Shakespeare & Tennessee

Join the Keystone Players and relive the classics with one-act parodies of plays written by the Bard and his Southern complement. Enjoy a madcap series of shorts spoofing William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie and more. Iconic characters of the stage will step on each other’s toes, lines and egos, ensuring absurdity and laughs. Plays include For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls and Desire, Desire, Desire by Christopher Durang, Hopeless Hamlet by Wade Bradford and Helping Hamlet by Alan Haehnel. Recommended for mature audiences. 

Learn more about auditions for the Keystone Players.

A Sampling of Past Productions

The Odd Couple
Our Town
The American Dame
The Odd Couple
(female version)
The Crucible
You Can't Take It With You
Black Comedy
The Dining Room
Crimes of the Heart
The Good Doctor

Greater Tuna
Spoon River Anthology
Comic Relief: An Evening
   of Short Plays
Wait Until Dark
The Complete Works of William
  Shakespeare, Abridged
A Streetcar Named Desire
Arsenic and Old Lace
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Laramie Project