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College of Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre and Dance

2017-2018 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 more information about tickets or to purchase over the phone, you can 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. NOTICE: No late seating after performances begin.

  

October 2017

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, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 8  at 2:00 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.  

November 2017

Steel Magnolias    

By Robert Harling
Directed by Sydney Taie
Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 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.   
                                 
Steel Magnolias (the basis for the much-loved multi 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 US 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. 

 

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert

Directed by Meg Schriffen
Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, November, 10 2017 at 10 a.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.

 

Student-Directed Fall One-Act Festival

Directed by Sarah Provencal
Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.
The Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 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 2017

Senior Choreography Showcase

Co-Directed by Emily Morgan and Kelly Ozust  
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 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 2018

Precious Little

by Madeleine George
Directed by Phylisha Mace
Wednesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 11  at 2:00 p.m.
Johnston 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. 

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 the limits of human language.  Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes


Charm

by Kathleen Cahill
Directed by Nicia Carla
Wednesday, February 14 through Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

Told in the style of magical realism, Charm presents the story 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 young 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 Tribune's first female war correspondent, writing dispatches from the front lines of the Italian revolution.  Contains some mature language and content.  


March 2018

Ragtag Theatre's Rapunzel

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sam LaFrage
Directed by Jamie Shinn
Wednesday, March 28 through Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 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. 

Follow the Ragtag Players, a troupe of poor traveling "Italian" actors as they resent a hilarious, zany musical romp through a twisted retelling of the fairtale "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!!

April 2018

She Kills Monsters 

by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Matt Ferrell
Wednesday, April 4 through Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10 a.m.  
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating STRICTLY NO LATE SEATING 
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games.  Following the death of her teenage sister, Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & 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 90's pop culture, offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.  


Student-Directed Spring One-Act Festival

Friday, April 13 through Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14  and Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")  
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.

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 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")

Enjoy modern dance works choreographed by advanced dance majors.

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


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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