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Russ Mobley Theatre Information

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The CU Theatre Department provides instruction in both the theory and practice of theatre. The department seeks to enable students to succeed in both academic and vocational pursuits by working towards enabling students to view the theatre arts from a Christian perspective and to structure their talents for a career in theatre. In conjunction with our community partner TownHall Productions, CU Theatre brings six theatre productions to life each year. This is in addition to Harlequins improve shows and our bi-annual traveling children’s theatre production.

Located at:

114 University Drive
Campbellsville, KY 42718

History of the Campbellsville University Theatre

The Campbellsville University Russ Mobley Theatre was named in honor of Russell (Russ) G. Mobley on Jan. 25, 2011, with an unveiling on April 30 of that year.

Mobley served 34 years at CU as a professor of speech and theatre from 1971 until his retirement in 2005. He directed more than 100 theatre performances, his first being Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Starr Garrett took over as director of the theatre department in 2005 and has served ever since.

A partnership with Town Hall Productions, an event planning company, was created in 2011 in order to bring community theatre to the local area. In addition to community based productions, this work includes the development of a youth theatre training program, the Creative Spirit Theatre Academy.

Campbellsville Christian Church donated their seats to the theatre in January 2016, with a dedication being held on March 23, 2016.

People standing in behind plaque
The Campbellsville University theatre was dedicated to honor Russ Mobley, second from left, who served served 34 years at CU as a professor of speech and head of the theatre department. Pictures from left are: Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU; Mobley; Carole Mobley; and Dr. Frank Cheatham, former vice president of Academic Affairs. (CU photo by Joan C. McKinney)


people standing between seats inside theatre
Members of Campbellsville Christian Church, Campbellsville University and the CU Theatre Department were ina attendance of the dedication of the seats which were donated by CCC. (CU Photo by Jordan Snider)