Main stage productions are the mainstay of the department’s economy. They are the means by which all other things are possible; Studio Theatre, hired assistants, acquisition of materials, equipment maintenance, etc. Therefore, it behooves each and everyone of us to support this fully and to do everything possible to make this a success, for without it being a success, everything else fails. It is the major showcase of the department whose purpose is to put before an audience the very best and highest quality of performance of which we are capable. The purpose of the mainstage plays, then, is to create a steady attendance to shows that are popular with all audiences. Therefore they may be less experimental in nature than those produced in Studio Theatre. The season is very carefully selected with these factors in mind.