UW-Madison offers a bloody good time with this hilarious show that takes all the elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music!

The cast features Josie Brandmeier, Gabrielle Bruns, Faith Fuller, Ben Jaeger, Elaine Knaus, Ethan Nimmer, Caitlin Rowe, Cobi Tappa, Sam Vinitsky, and Tanner Zocher under the direction of Jace Nichols with musical direction by Erin McConnell. The choreographer is Sara Bartlett, scenic design is by Keith Pitts, costume design by Shannon Heibler, lighting and sound design by Jeff Parulski.

Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Performances will be held August 15-25 and September 12-29 in the Ronald E. Mitchell Theatre,

Vilas Hall

821 University Avenue

Madison WI 53706

Ticket Prices:

$25 Adult

$20 Senior (62 +)

$20 UW Faculty/Staff (ID)

$15 UW Students (ID)

$10 Children (K-12)

$10 Group Sales (10 tickets or more)

To Order Tickets:

1. Call 608-265-2787

(Convenience fees apply to all phone and online orders)

3. Walk up sales:

Vilas Hall Box Office (Opening August 5)

821 University Avenue

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Memorial Union Box Office

800 Langdon Street

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, Saturdays 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Closed Sundays

(no convenience fees for in-person orders)

For performances in Vilas Hall, the Vilas Hall Box Office opens 1 hour before show-time and remains open until 30 min past curtain.

Performance Calendar:


Thursday       August 15th               @             7:30pm (Preview)   CANCELLED

Friday             August 16th                    @             7:30pm (Opening Night)

Saturday        August 17th                    @            7:30pm

Sunday          August 18th                    @            2:00pm

Thursday       August 22nd              @            7:30pm

Friday             August 23rd               @            7:30pm

Saturday        August 24th               @            7:30pm

Sunday          August 25th                    @            2:00pm


Thursday       September 12th        @             7:30pm    

Friday             September 13th           @             7:30pm

Saturday        September 14th           @            7:30pm

Sunday          September 15th           @            2:00pm

Thursday       September 19th        @            7:30pm

Friday             September 20th           @            7:30pm

Saturday        September 21st         @            7:30pm

Sunday          September 22nd          @            2:00pm

Thursday       September 26th        @            7:30pm

Friday             September 27th           @            7:30pm

Saturday        September 28th        @            7:30pm

Sunday          September 29th           @            2:00pm


  • Occurred Sunday, August 25th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Starting Friday, August 16th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Starting Sunday, September 15th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday until Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Starting Thursday, September 12th, 2019, repeats every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall

821 Unviersity Ave.
Madison, WI 53706