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The Place That Made You

October 19-24, 2021

The Theatre Program at Eastern Connecticut State University is proud to present The Place That Made You, written and directed by Darcy Parker Bruce. 

In the aftermath of a tragedy Jonah attempts to reunite with his best friend, Ben returns to her childhood home, and a giant white whale haunts the coastline of a sleepy Connecticut town. A modern day re-imagining of Jonah and the Whale, The Place That Made You is a tale of love, loss, and glory in small town America.

The Place That Made You will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Center's Proscenium Theater from October 19 through October 24, 2021; October 19, 20, 21,22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and October 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are free for Eastern students; $5 for other students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for senior citizens; $12 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and $20 for the general public. 

To purchase tickets, please visit: 
(Tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m.)

Eastern Students are eligible for ONE FREE STUDENT TICKET pending the completion of our Eastern Student Reservation Survey, which can be found at the following link: 

For more information about registration, access or other questions please contact the FAIC Box Office at

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Tickets & Registration

  • To purchase tickets for this performance, please visit our ticketing website:

COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

  • Please be aware that all patrons who attend Theatre Productions will be expected to abide by all of Eastern’s on-going campus wide COVID-19 policies. This includes:

    • All patrons and visitors coming to Campus are required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose for the entire duration of the show (approximately 90 minutes), as well as anytime when inside the Fine Arts Instructional Center or any building on Eastern’s campus.
    • To keep yourself, our staff, and others safe all patrons will seated with 3 feet of physical (social) distancing between them in the theater, regardless of who may be in their party. Pod-seating is not available for performances at this time. Seats in the theater will be marked to reflect this.
    • At this time we will not be accepting cash at the Box Office window. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office during our open hours or on the night of the performance with a credit or debit card.
    • Due to staffing limitations, late arrivals who arrive after the show has begun without a pre-purchased ticket will not be able to be seated.

    If you have any questions about safety procedures on Campus, or further questions about the above information, please visit: