A Darkly Thrilling One-Act Tragedy
Written by Oscar Wilde
Performed with the CO/LAB Collective

In this ominous lyrical drama that has fascinated and inspired artists across the ages, Jokanaan (John the Baptist) has been imprisoned by King Herod in a cistern below the terrace of Herod’s palace. The young, beautiful princess Salome, Herod’s stepdaughter, finds herself inexplicably drawn to Jokanaan and, though all of her attempts to seduce him fail, swears she will kiss him – but at what cost? Originally banned in Britain for its portrayal of biblical characters, this twisted tale of lust and revenge is sure to entrance audiences.

NOTE: This production contains strong adult themes and moments of intense violence.

Friday, February 24th at 7:30pm - Opening Night Party
Saturday, February 25th at 1:00pm - THEATRE FOR ALL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30pm
Friday, March 3rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 4th at 7:30pm

Location: James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre

Tickets are $17 for General Public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students.


Additionally, join us after the first performance for an exclusive opening night party featuring complimentary food and beverages and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team! The opening night party is included with a ticket purchased for opening night, February 24, and will follow the show in McClintock 106. All theatre and dance majors and minors are invited to attend free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 906-227-1032, or in person at any NMU Ticket outlet.

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Friday, Feb 24, 2023

Saturday, Feb 25, 2023

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023

Thursday, Mar 2, 2023

Friday, Mar 3, 2023

Saturday, Mar 4, 2023

Start Time:  7:30 pm
End Time:  9:00 pm

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Panowski Black Box Theatre

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NMU Theatre and Dance

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$17 General Public; $12 Faculty/Staff/Senior/Military; $10 Student; $5 NMU Student