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Under Covid-19 mandates, Central Theatre Ensemble had to cancel all in-person, live performances in the spring of 2019, but WE ARE BACK!!!

We will be following strict safety protocols and utilizing creative approaches to delivering some amazing theatrical experiences for our audiences. As the landscape of the pandemic is constantly shifting, please keep a close eye on our production plans at this page and/or on our FB page.



Spring 2021



The Theory of Relativity

This moving and unconventional song cycle bursts with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life's shared experiences - from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. "Take a Physics manual, blend it with the sound of The Book of Mormon, the hilariously nerdy references of The Big Bang Theory , a sprinkle of Chicago, few drops of Glee, bake it in a Broadway bowl, use all the originality you can have....That’s the successful recipe for the spectacular song cycle, The Theory of Relativity."– Live Like Tom

From Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life), The Theory of Relativity is a joyous and moving look about our surprisingly interconnected lives.  Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical.

May 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30PM

May 23 at 2PM

Location: IN PERSON LIVE at McConnell Auditorium*

              STREAMING LIVE

              *Social Distancing and Masking will be strictly enforced 


This program is rated PG. 

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Did you know that ticket sales and donations account for only 30% of the cost of producing plays at Central Theatre Ensemble?

We hope you will consider supporting our mission of preparing students for the professional world and enriching our community. Here are 3 easy ways to support:

  • A cash donation box is located in our foyer during the run of the shows
  • Go to Give to Theatre and make sure to;
    • Click on Give to the College of Arts and Humanities
    • Designate your donation to "Theatre Arts Student Success" from the pull down menu
  • Contact Lori LaFleur 509-963-1193

Thank you for your patronage and support.


In an effort to advise patrons of program content we have developed three rating levels that you may find useful:

Family Friendly
Families of all ages can enjoy this production together. 
Children should be able to sit next to their parent quietly for at least 1 hour.

Parental Guidance
Parents may consider some material unsuitable for their youngest children.
May include situations, language, or actions that may startle some patrons.

Mature Audiences
Some material unsuitable for children under 17
Includes language and situations some patrons may consider offensive.


GROUPS of 10 or more receive 20% discount on CTE Productions- automatically applied to order. We would love to make your group's experience unique and memorable- please contact to find out more about backstage tours, workshops, visits with designers, production teams and cast.

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