About Emporia State University

Located in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills, Emporia State University is in close proximity to the three major metropolitan areas of Kansas -- Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. Emporia State serves 6,500 students in nationally recognized academic programs. Outstanding athletics and diverse offerings in theater and the arts round out a unique and dynamic learning environment for students and visitors alike.

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Family show 'The Arkansaw Bear' wraps up Emporia State Summer Theatre season

The 60th anniversary season of Summer Theatre at Emporia State University ends with a beloved children's show, "The Arkansaw Bear," running July 23-26. Written by Aurand Harris, the play is celebrated worldwide as a sensitive and family-friendly depiction of life and death.

3 months ago
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One-Woman Show Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Emporia State Summer Theatre

Marah Melvin presents "Miss Adelaide's Late Night Hour (The Psychology of Love)" on Friday, July 11.

4 months ago
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Canadian farce 'Too Many Cooks' next production for Emporia State Summer Theatre

The third production of ESU Summer Theatre's 60th Anniversary season is "Too Many Cooks," a sidesplitting farce sure to have audiences laughing loud and long. Written by the Canadian writing team of Marsha Kash and Douglas E. Hughes, the production will be presented in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre,...

4 months ago
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Second Summer Theatre production is audience favorite 'Nunsense'

The popular comedy hit "Nunsense" will run in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre at Emporia State University from June 25-28. The second production of the 60th anniversary season of summer theatre, "Nunsense" has been presented at ESU twice before and this year marks its 30th anniversary as an internatio...

4 months ago
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'Blithe Spirit' opens 60th season of Emporia State Summer Theatre

In the summer of 2014, ESU Theatre celebrates its 60th consecutive season of summer theatre. That first season was put together by Karl Bruder and featured 8 productions--one each week for eight weeks. The 60th season follows the more recent tradition of producing 4 shows in eight weeks. Kicki...

4 months ago