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Theatre and Dance

2014-2015 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.

  

October 2014

The Seagull
by Anton Chekhov, a new translation by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Dr. Laura Dougherty 
Wednesday, October 8 through Saturday October 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12  at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID  /  $15 general public.
Reserved Seating 

One of the greatest plays of the modern era, Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL is a riveting exploration of the everyday longing that marks a family's days. They long for love, for youth, for new forms of artistic expression, for celebrity, and for connection. Like no other writer before, Chekhov drew a world filled with real, imperfect and specific characters, a world which celebrates our ability to laugh at the intense fragility of ordinary squabbles and daily interactions. Amid the weariness of life in the country, this comic tragedy recounts a celebrated actress, her rebellious playwright son, and a free-spirit who longs for a career on the stage, as they gather at a country estate riven with desperate love, with dreams of success and dread of failure. Fueled by rivalry and the pursuit of fame, passions soon erupt as Chekhov's characters lead lives of not-so-quiet desperation.


Reasons to be Pretty
by Neil LaBute 
Directed by Jasmine Gunter*
Wednesday, October 22 through Saturday October 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26,  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.                                    
Is anyone ever totally comfortable in his own skin? Do we ever really KNOW anyone? Confronting society's obsession with physical beauty head-on, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is the heart-felt story of Greg, a working class guy in a long-term relationship, who casually remarks that, compared to a pretty coworker, his girlfriend is 'regular'. This off-handed statement, a slip-of-the-tongue, begins a downward spiral as the characters begin to face their insecurities


November 2014

Musical Theatre Workshop
BARE
Book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere, music by Damon Intrabartolo
Additional songs by Jon Hartmere and Lynne Shankel
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Friday, November 7 and Saturday November 8, 2014  at 8 p.m.
Sunday November 9 at 2 p.m.
The Studio Theatre                                                                                                                   Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID   /  $15 general public

A contemporary pop-opera with a pulsating rock score, Bare, is an emotionally charged musical about teen-age self discovery and walking the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood while wrestling with issues of identity, religion, and sexuality in a co-ed Catholic boarding school. With the timeless themes of acceptance, tolerance, and love, Bare is an incredibly relevant anthem for the issues of our time.

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
Directed by Meg Schriffen
Thursday, November 13 through Saturday November 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public.
Reserved Seating

Come spend Winthrop Homecoming with an evening of dance 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, November 21 and Saturday  November 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22 and Sunday November 23 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.

This most-popular of events, One Acts is a lively, eclectic, and entertaining mixture of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students. Adult content. Adult language.


December 2014
Senior Choreography Showcase

Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission.

See tomorrow's professional choreographers today. This showcase of modern dance works features the choreographic talents of senior dance majors. 

February 2015

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

Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim 
Wednesday, February 18 through Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

What happens after 'Happily Ever After'? In Sondheim and Lapine's beloved retelling of Grimm's classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way 'into the woods' and try to get home before dark- What begins as a irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.


Palmetto Drama Association One-Act Festival
Friday, February 27 through Sunday March 1, 2015
Johnson Theatre
Winthrop University hosts this annual festival.


April 2015

Leading Ladies
by Ken Ludwig 
Directed by Russell Luke 
Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")

A madcap romp of disguise, fortune hunting, small town life and romance, Ken Ludwig's LEADING LADIES chronicles two down-on-their luck Shakespearian Actors, Jack and Leo, who hatch a plot to pass themselves off as two English women to scam an elderly woman of her fortune. Disastrous decisions lead to romantic entanglements, naughty innuendos, mistaken identities and hilarious comedy. Think Some Like it Hot meets Charlie's Aunt


Spring One-Act Festival
Directed by Russell Luke
Friday April 17  through Saturday April 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18  and Sunday, April 19 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 and entertaining mixture of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students. Adult content. Adult language.

Student Choreography Showcase
Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
(Annual Scholarship and Alumni Reception prior to the April 25th 8 pm performance)

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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