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Mainstage Series

HAIR
Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Wednesday, October 4 through Saturday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public
Reserved Seating

HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Hair," "I Got Life," and "Let the Sun Shine." Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. *Mature content*

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

Charm
by Kathleen Cahill
Directed by Nicia Carla
Wednesday, February 14 through Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

Told in the style of magical realism, Charm presents the story of the brilliant, but forgotten American writer and feminist Margaret Fuller. Set in an imagined America of the 1840s, the play portrays Margaret's emotional journey from a plain, bookish woman suffering unrequited love for her handsome cousin to the confidant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau and the New York Times first female war correspondent, writing dispatches from the front lines of the Italian revolution. *Contains some mature language and content*

She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Matt Ferrell
Wednesday, April 4 through Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public 

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. Following the death of her teenage sister, Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons notebook, and stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. This high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

Student Works Series

The Mystery of Love and Sex
by Bathsheba Doran
Directed by Titus Quinn
Wednesday, September 27 through Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

Deep in the American South, Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She's Jewish, he's Christian, he's black, she's white. Their differences intensify their connection until sexual desire complicates everything in surprising, compulsive ways. An unexpected love story about where souls meet and the consequences of growing up. *Mild adult themes and language*

Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling
Directed by Sydney Taie
Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public 

Steel Magnolias (the basis for the much-loved Oscar-nominated film) is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy's Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small Southern town. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin, by turns hilarious and poignant, Steel Magnolias is a heart-warming portrait of friendship and love.

Fall One-Act Festival
Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

Senior Choreography Showcase
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public 

Precious Little
by Madeleine George
Directed by Phylisha Mace
Wednesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language... and a gorilla at the zoo. Madeleine George's irreverent and charming new play reveals the beauty and limits of the human language. *Strong language, mild adult themes*

Ragtag Theatre's Rapunzel
Book, Music and Lyrics by Sam LaFrage
Directed by Jamie Shinn
Wednesday, March 28 through Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

Follow the Ragtag Players, a troupe of poor traveling "Italian" actors as they present a hilarious, zany musical romp through a twisted retelling of the fairytale "Rapunzel," done in the style of Commedia dell Arte! Expect the unexpected in this wild night of participatory theatre that is wacky, crazy, fun for the entire family!

Spring One-Act Festival
Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

Student Choreography Showcase
Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

 

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