Quimby Theater

The 500 seat John Quimby Theater is the venue for student and professional theatrical productions, concerts, dance presentations, poetry readings, guest lectures and other featured events.


Dedicated in 1969 in memory of John C. Quimby, who was Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUNY Ulster at the time of his death, the theater was renovated in 2006 with new seats, lights, curtains and carpets. The Quimby stage has been named in honor of former faculty member Jack Lawson, who in 1972 established Ulster County Community College’s theater program.  


Quimby Theater: VAN 127
Box office: 845.688.1959
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Spring 2015


February 27 - 28, 2015

SUNY Ulster Theater
"Thom Pain (Based on Nothing)"
Written by Will Eno

Thom Pain poster

Directed by SUNY Ulster Theater Coordinator Stephen Balantzian

Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28
7:30 p.m.
Quimby Theater

From the dark corners of Western civilization, here comes Thom Pain, who meditates on the bleak and beautiful mysteries of the human experience, tells it like it is, like it isn’t, like it should be. A nobody, an everyman, hey, he’s just like you.

Will Eno’s Thom Pain debuted in the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer.

Suggested donation is $10 at the door. General seating. Free for students.

For information, contact Stephen Balantzian, Theater Coordinator, (845) 688-1589.



 April 16 - 26, 2015

Mother Courage & Her Children
Bertolt Brecht

SUNY Ulster
Spring Theater Production

Mother Courage & Her Children

Written by: Bertolt Brecht

Directed by: Sophia Skiles

Performed by: SUNY Ulster Students


Thursday, April 16, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Quimby Theater

Suggested donation is $10 at the door.
General seating.
Free for students.

What’s wartime to a woman who has a family to feed and a business to run? Even on the battlefield, there’s a deal to be made. Brecht’s 1939 play Mother Courage and Her Children gives us a scheming, swaggering, seemingly indomitable survivor of a woman who ekes out a living in the shady corners of the war’s marketplace. Is she making the best out of the war’s desperate times or do the desperate times of the war make a casualty of the best in us?

For information, contact Stephen Balantzian
Theater Coordinator
(845) 688-1589.

poster for Mother Courage
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