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Theatre and Dance

2015-2016 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. 

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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.

  

September 2015

Jeffrey 

by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Zeke Jones
Wednesday, September 30 through October 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m.
The 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.
 
Jeffrey finds the pursuit of love and just plain old physical gratification to be the number-one preoccupation of his times -- and the source of plenty of hilarity.  Suddenly, just after he's reconciled himself to celibacy, Jeffrey's flamboyant friends introduce him to the man of his dreams, who also happens to be HIV-positive.  What follows is an audacious and moving romantic comedy with a difference -- one in which the quest for love and really fabulous clothes meet, and where unflagging humor prevails even when tragedy might be just around the corner.  Winner of the OBIE Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award.  Mature Content and Language.  

 

October 2015

Jane Eyre
by Polly Teale Adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Directed by David Wohl
Wednesday, October 7 through Saturday October 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 11  at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID  /  $15 general public.
Reserved Seating 

A gripping version of this Charlotte Brontë classic novel, Jane Eyre is a psychological and visceral theatrical experience that suggests Jane's suppressed feelings are manifest in Rochester's first wife Bertha, the madwoman-in-the-attic.  Deftly adapted and conceived by Polly Teale, This production masterfully goes beyond the story we know and reveals the real Jane Eyre.  


The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlowe From the novel by John Buchan
Directed by Rodrick Freitas
Wednesday, October 28 through Saturday October 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 1,  at 2:00 p.m.
The 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.   
                                 
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!  This two-time Tony™ and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!


November 2015

 

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
Directed by Meg Schriffen
Thursday, November 12 through Saturday November 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public.
Reserved Seating

This full evening of works choreographed by faculty and guest artists is a highlight of Winthrop's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

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 Sarah Provencal
Friday, November 20 and Saturday  November 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday November 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The 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, entertaining and eclectic mix of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students.  Mature Content and Language.


December 2015
Senior Choreography Showcase

Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission.

This showcase of modern dance works features the choreographic talents of senior dance majors. 

February 2016

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

Legally Blonde The Musical
Book by Heather Hach, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim 
Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.  This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances.  Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!


March 2016

Good Boys and True
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by Jasmine Gunter
Wednesday, March 23 through Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m.
The 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. 

Brandon Hardy is brilliant, athletic and charming, the kind of young man that makes St. Joe's Preparatory School proud.  When the Ivy League-bound senior becomes the center of a scandal that threatens to destroy his future, his mother must sort fact from fiction.  This is a potent, riveting world premiere drama from a dynamic young writer.  
Mature Content and Language

April 2016

Slaughter City
by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Dr. Laura Dougherty
Wednesday, April 6 through Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

Set in a slaughter house, Slaughter City looks at the pressure and horrific working conditions of factory floor workers.  Almost dream-like, the play focuses on labor -- bodies in labor, its gritty realities, and the sparks that ignite change.  Kentucky playwright Naomi Wallace brings sharp insight, political anger, and cool, graceful and poetic language to bloody and tension-filled circumstances.  Mature Content and Language.


Spring One-Act Festival
Friday April 15  through Saturday April 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16  and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
The Studio Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")  

A lively and entertaining and eclectic mix of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students. Mature Content and Language.

Student Choreography Showcase
Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday April 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission

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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