Curious about what’s happening on the Umble Center stage this year? Check out the lineup for the GC Theater Department’s “2019-2020 Theater Season of Love and Light”:

Homecoming 2019

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m.

“The Squending Brothers Present: Hey! It’s Your Reunion! Now What? or, The Best Way to Avoid the Uncomfortable Experience of Alumni Weekend is By Sitting in a Dark Theater, Watching a Show, and Not Talking to Anyone, a Sketch Comedy Revue by Peter Eash-Scott (1999) and Greg Wendling (1999),” said an announcement from the Goshen College Theater Department.

Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.

“We Know There Are Oceans,” a journey through story and song by Michelle Milne & Heather Kropf.

Fall Mainstage 2019

Nov. 15, 16 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m.

“Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, directed by Doug Liechty Caskey

“One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways,” said the theater department.

Musical Theater Scenes

Feb. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

“Join the GC Music and Theater Departments as they celebrate Broadway and classic operatic works with a fully staged series of scenes,” said the theater department.

Spring Mainstage 2020

March 27, 28 and April 3 at 7:30 p.m.

March 29 and April 5 at 2:30 p.m.

“Cymbeline” by William Shakespeare, directed by Michelle Milne

“In this romantic and humorous tale of love, betrayal, and mistaken identity, “Cymbeline” follows loyal Imogen as she takes fate into her own hands to reunite with the man who betrayed her. Though gender-bending various roles, we will examine the themes of gender and stereotypes in this classic work of theater,” said the theater department.

Also, be on the lookout for more information on the senior theater recitals throughout the year, showcasing the talents of the department’s fourth-year students. First up is Violet Smucker’s show, “Working Between the Lines,” featuring six short student-written plays never before seen onstage. Come support her at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4; admission is free.

For more information about these shows, visit or keep your eye on the Arts column!