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Theatre and Dance

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre and Dance

2013-2014 Season Productions

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The department production season typically consists of three faculty-directed plays and one faculty-choreographed dance concert in Johnson Theatre, three or four student works in the Studio Theatre, the student-directed Winthrop One-Act Play Festival each semester, and the student-choreographed Winthrop Choreography Showcase and Senior Choreography Showcase. 

Archive of past productions 

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For reservations, call the theatre and dance box office at 803-323-4014 or e-mail boxoffice@winthrop.edu. Please provide your name, address and phone number when making a reservation. RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED UP UNTIL 15 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN! The Box Office is open one hour before curtain and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (M-F) throughout the week when each production is running. NOTICE: No late seating after performances begin.
  

October 2013

Urinetown: The Musical
Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Wednesday, 2 October through Saturday, 5 October 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5 October and Sunday, 6 October 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

This Tony Award-winning musical satirizes the legal system, capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies other famous musicals and the Broadway musical itself as a form—starting with a ridiculous premise. A town has a water shortage so awful that people are forced to “pay to pee.” Even with a title as off-putting as Urinetown, it captured the hearts of Broadway theatre-goers when it premiered in 2001, and it continues to be produced worldwide.


Zink: The Myth, the Legend, the Zebra
by Cherie Bennet
Directed by Abagail Olson*
Wednesday, 23 October through Saturday, 26 October 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 27 October 2013 at 2:00 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. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.

Becky Zaslow is a normal ten year-old with an average life until she is diagnosed with leukemia. Becky’s whole life now revolves around needles, hospitals, and blood counts. Just when she is at her loneliest, Becky discovers that she has a herd of dancing, singing, magical zebras as friends. They tell her the story of Zink, a mythical polka-dotted zebra with the most courage and the biggest heart among all zebras. Inspired by the story of Zink, Becky finds the courage to face a very deadly predator: cancer.

November 2013

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
Directed by Meg Schriffen
Wednesday, 6 November through Saturday, 9 November 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 10 November 2013 t 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating
(Homecoming)

This concert offers a full evening of works choreographed by faculty and guest artists.

High School students, students at other universities and senior citizens (65+) should inquire at the box office about special prices.

Fall One-Act Festival
Directed by Russell Luke
Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 16 November and Sunday, 17 November 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.

A lively and entertaining mixture of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students. Adult content. Adult language.


Senior Choreography Showcase

Friday, 22 November and Saturday, 23 November 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 23 November and Sunday, 24 November 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission.

Enjoy modern dance works choreographed by senior dance majors. 

February 2014

High School students, students at other universities and senior citizens (65+) should inquire at the box office about special prices.

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Russell Luke
Wednesday, 12 February through Saturday 15 February 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 16 February 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

Williams’ semi-autobiographical drama of a young poet, his overbearing yet loving mother, his fragile and sensitive sister, and a “gentleman caller” upon whom so much hope for the future rests. This is one of the masterpieces of the American theatre.


Palmetto Drama Association One-Act Festival
Friday, 21 February through Sunday 23 February 2014
Johnson Theatre
Winthrop University hosts this annual festival.

Hush, Little Baby
by Craig Sodaro
Directed by Kashaad Kraus*
Wednesday, February 26 through Saturday, 1 March 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 admission.
Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.

Mona’s daughter, Alice, has stopped by for a visit, except it’s not a normal visit. Alice has just been released from jail for felony child abuse. Alice is desperate to gain some type of love from her mother, but Mona is not willing to forgive Alice for dumping her baby in a trash can. A battle ensues between the two as secrets are brought to light and the bonds of family are tested. Adult Language and Adult Content.

April 2014

Next Fall
by Geoffrey Nauffts
Directed by Shareef Elkady*
Wednesday, 2 April through Saturday, 5 April 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 6 April 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 admission
Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.
(Come-See-Me Festival)

Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. The drama portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support and answers. This is a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, taking a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment, and unconditional love. Adult content and language.


The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and (at least) Six Wigs
by Paula Vogel
Directed by Dr. Laura Dougherty
Wednesday, 9 April through Saturday, 12 April 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 13 April 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")

This campy romp follows the lives of the twin sisters, Myrna and Myra, through the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Bush administrations. As the twins are polar opposites in their politics, ethics, and bra-cup sizes, they embody the good girl/bad girl, virgin/whore dichotomy that limits women's individual successes, failures, and personal journeys. Played out in bad wigs, stuffed bras, and dream sequences, this comedy elucidates the bond of sisterhood that binds us in ways that transcend biology, public opinion, and political affiliation. Adult Language and Adult Content.

Spring One-Act Festival
Directed by Russell Luke
Thursday 17 April 2014 through Saturday, 19 April 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.

A lively and entertaining mixture of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students. Adult content. Adult language.

Student Choreography Showcase
Friday, 25 April and Saturday, 26 April 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 April 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
(Annual Scholarship and Alumni Reception)

Enjoy modern dance works choreographed by advanced dance majors.


For reservations, call the theatre and dance box office at 803-323-4014 or e-mail boxoffice@winthrop.edu. The Box Office is open one hour before curtain and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (M-F) throughout the week when each production is running.

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