• Each year Lee University Theatre produces four plays in its two theatre spaces, the Dixon Auditorium (seats 500) and the Buzz Oates Theater (seats 150-180). Lee Theatre performances are open to Lee students, the Lee family, and the greater Cleveland, TN community. Tickets go on sale for each show a few weeks before opening night, and the Lee Theatre Box Office resides in the Communication Arts Building. You can call 423-614-8360 or email theatre@leeuniversity.edu for more information.

    The Odyssey Play


    The Odyssey

    Mary Zimmerman

    February 2016

    Buzz Oates Theater in Communication Arts Building

    Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes.
    Not recommended for children due to length.

    Come see this thrilling adaptation of one of Western culture’s oldest tales. A young prince’s father has not returned from the war and many assume he’s dead. Suitors have been invading their home, trying to win his mother’s hand. Something must be done. Athena, a Greek goddess, intervenes to reunite the father and son and to help restore order in their land. For our production, expect a loud, stylized, and supremely theatrical experience!

    February 12, 7:30 PM February 13, 7:30 PM
    February 18, 7:30 PM February 19, 7:30 PM
    February 20, 7:30 PM  


    The Diary of Anne Frank

    Wendy Kesselman

    April 2016

    The Diary of Anne Frank Play

    Dixon Auditorium located in Dixon Center

    Running Time: 2 hours.
    Not recommended for children under age 12 due to holocaust themes.

    It's a story the world knows by heart: a young Jewish girl's harrowing account of hiding with her family from the Nazis in a tiny attic in Amsterdam. A striking new adaptation restores deleted passages from the diary, offering us a richer look into this extraordinary young woman's coming of age.

    April 8, 7:30 PM April 9, 7:30 PM
    April 14, 2:30 PM April 15, 7:30 PM
    April 16, 7:30 PM