WSU presents 'The Theory of Relativity,' the musical


Wichita State University’s School of Performing Arts will present “The Theory of Relativity,” the musical (rated PG). The musical will take place 7:30 p.m. March 21- to March 23 and 2 p.m. March 24, in Wilner Auditorium.

“The Theory of Relativity” is a song cycle written in 2016 by the Drama Desk Award-nominated team Neil Bartram and Brian Hill. It is a musical written for and about college-age youth and is sure to offer audiences a new perspective on the millennial generation and the idea of infinite uncertainty combined with the logical certainty of mathematics and physics. It is an emotional and highly accessible show that examines love, friendship, parental expectations, personal aspirations and human connection.

The cast of the musical features 13 musical theatre majors (Ariel Glorsky, Natalie Carrera, Ari Chandler, Grace Roush, Courtney Wages, Katriana Kisner, Jackson Dorris, Nora Dooley, Philip Hanson, Jacob Kramer, Trevor Seyl, William Day and Lucas Lowry).  

Along with the cast, the musical features a variety of talent from the design team, including Associate Professors David Neville (lighting design) and Ed Baker (set design and technical direction); and student design and technical theatre majors include Erin Mittman (stage manager), Sydney Jordan (sound design), Ali Miro (asst. lighting designer), Emily Evans (costume coordinator) and Wesley Sweigart (props).

Tickets are $20, $18 and $10. WSU students receive one free ticket with WSU student ID. 

For more ticket information, call the WSU Box Office at 316-978-3233 or online at