2018-2019 SEASON

•The Box Office opens 1 hour before curtain • The House opens 20 minutes before curtain •
• Any late seating will be at the discretion of the House Manager •

All tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call at the Box Office. No mailing or printing of tickets is necessary. To reserve tickets for shows at Dell’Arte call 707-668-5663. No ticket refunds. 

Nov. 23 – Dec. 16

Annual Holiday Show Tour

Around the world in 80 days

Adapted by Dell’Arte from Jules Verne

The Dell’Arte Company’s annual holiday tour returns for an adaptation of the classic tale by Jules Verne. Beginning its run in the Carlo Theatre on the 23rd and 24th of November, the show will then tour throughout Northern California with public shows in McKinleyville, Scotia, Orick, Eureka, Klamath, Trinidad and Arcata. The tour will then return to the Carlo Theatre for its final leg of the tour.

Free Tickets will be available at the Dell’Arte office or venue door only for these performances:

Dell’Arte International (Nov. 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m.)
Orick School (Nov. 29 at 5:00 p.m.)
Lorna Byrne Middle School (Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m.)
Yurok HQ (Dec. 1 at 5:00 p.m.)

Free Tickets will be available at Pierson’s Building Center, Coast Central Credit Union in McKinleyville, Almquist Lumber in Arcata and Redwood Capital Bank in Arcata for these performances:

McKinleyville High School (Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m.)
Winema Theater (Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.)
Eureka Theater (Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.)
Trinidad Elementary School (Dec. 9 at 7:00 p.m.)
Arcata High School (Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.)

Tickets will be available at the Mateel Community Center for the following performance:

Mateel Community Center (Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets for the final weekend of shows at Dell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre available below:

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December 6 – 9 @ 8PM

The Character Project

Created and Performed by DAI’s 2nd-year MFA students

Share a transformative evening in the theatre with these funny, poignant, and surreal characters, as they each brave the perils of their world and their fate. All student shows are pay-what-you-can. Nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds.

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January 10 – 12 @ 8 PM, January 13 @ 2 PM & January 17 – 19 @ 8 PM, January 20 @ 2 PM


Written by James McManus and Directed by Michael Fields

Love is the common theme that unites these veteran’s stories representing soldiers from the Vietnam War through to current military conflicts – across race, gender, rank and file. From the jungles of Vietnam’s A Shau Valley, the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, Blue Ox Millworks and Lincoln’s funeral procession and re-enactment, survivors and their families share their journeys towards healing and redemption.

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February 7 – 9 @ 8PM

Commedia Dell’Arte

Created and Performed by DAI’s 1st-year students

Guaranteed to provoke boisterous laughter, Commedia dell’Arte is a lively comic form featuring bold physical play, masks, bawdy humor, and virtuosic improvised performance. Archetypal characters are the heart of this timeless human comedy that knows no bounds, yet requires great precision and dexterity from the actors. Performed by the students of Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program, this show is an annual community favorite and sells out quickly!

February 21 – 24 @ 8PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 2nd-year MFA students

An evening of original, vibrant stage adaptations of short stories and poems, adapted and performed by Dell’Arte’s 2nd Year MFA Ensemble. Literary works move dynamically from the page to the stage, as the authors’ words, images, characters, and themes find expression through physical and theatrical language.

March 22 & 23 @ 8PM

The Dell’Arte Company Presents

Keep the Fires Burning : An Adult Cabaret

Who knows what this night will bring – but it’s bound to keep your fire stoked!

Featuring a cavalcade of original acts by Dell’Arte Students, Faculty and Company members; this community favorite is guaranteed to fill your evening with delight, awe, entertainment, and of course, a dash of the unexpected! Appropriate for ages 16+.

March 28 – 30 @ 8PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 1st-year students

Melodrama is a heightened, musical form of physical theatre where unbridled passions reign, and where the forces of good in human nature triumph over terrible obstacles. In this evening of short, original melodramas created and performed by the students of Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program, audiences are moved to boo and cheer as characters overcome seemingly impossible odds.

April 25 – 28 @ 8PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 2nd-year MFA students

Experience the awesome, visceral power of the Chorus as Dell’Arte’s 2nd Year MFA Ensemble dives into the realm of Tragedy, a theatrical form with ancient roots in the human experience. Through physical and vocal alchemy, the actors conjure universal forces at play in the space of the stage. In the words of theatre visionary Antonin Artaud, Tragedy bracingly reminds us all that, in spite of our best intentions, “the sky can still fall on our heads.”

May 9 – 11 @8 PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 1st-year students

Come share in the joyous spirit of laughter at the annual Dell’Arte Clown show! This popular performance by the students of Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program marks the culmination of a five-week study of clown, a unique theatrical form with roots in the circus, vaudeville, and the clowning traditions of cultures across the globe. Prepare to be delighted and charmed by the humanity, honesty, and buoyant laughter of the clowns!

May 16 – 19 & May 23 – 26 @ 8PM

The 2019 Thesis Festival

Created and Performed by DAI’s 3rd-year MFA students

The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents the 2019 Thesis Festival, featuring groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class. The Thesis Festival marks the culmination of three years of graduate study by an international ensemble of theatre artists.