The Dickinson State University Theatre program is excited to announce their newest play, Happily Ever Before by Tracy Wells, is hitting the Dickinson State campus! The DSU theatre program will perform four shows over the course of four days. All performances will be held in May Hall – Dorothy Stickney Auditorium.

The fairytale villains have had enough! For too long the Evil Queen, Wicked Stepmother, and Dark Fairy have been pushed into the shadows while princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, and Briar Rose get their happily-ever-afters.  So, the scoundrels set out to change things. 

With the help of the sinister Rumpelstiltskin, the mischief-makers use their magic to travel back in time, planning to change the destinies of each of their princesses and send them down a new path that doesn’t end so happily.  But as the villains set their plan in motion, a classic cast of fairytale extras — including the Big Bad Wolf, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks, and Robin Hood — unwittingly change the princesses’ stories and the course of the villains’ plans.

“The students have worked very hard putting this show together and can't wait to get in front of an audience,” stated Jarvis Jahner, DSU’s associate professor of theatre and technical director.

Show Schedule –

  • Thursday, Feb. 23 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 24 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 25 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 – 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for the show(s) can be purchased online or at the door. General admission for adults is $10/ticket and kids/students is $5/ticket. DSU students and employees are free. To purchase tickets online, please click here.