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The Swing of the Sea
by Molly Hagen
Virtual production through
Thursday, February 11 through Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $3 with Winthrop ID/$5 general public/$10 family

Boots, a girl who wears yellow rain boots even when it's not raining, and a boy called Eggs take a journey through memory and imagination following the sudden death of their friend, Peter. As Eggs dreams of asking Boots to the upcoming Favorites Dance, Boots loses herself in a world of fallen leaves, consumed by her quest to remember the last words Peter said to her before he died. "The Swing of the Sea" is a play about growing old without aging that examines the way fantasy and memory converge.  


Hear Our Voice: Shining a Light on Diversity in Musical Theatre
LIVE streamed from Johnson Theatre
Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:  $3 with Winthrop ID/$5 general public/$10 family
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The Department of Theatre and Dance and guest director Sidney Horton take you on a bold theatrical journey, celebrating the resourcefulness and tenacity of those who contributed to cultural diversity in musical theatre. Exploring questions of inclusion and representation on Broadway, this production will feature songs from many well-known musicals throughout history. 


Exit, Pursued by a Bear
by Lauren Gunderson
Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual production through from Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $3 with Winthrop ID/$5 general public/$10 family

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson.  With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and an exotic dancer named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past.  In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear.  Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy. Adult Language and Content


The Courage to Right a Woman's Wrongs
by Ana Caro
Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m.
Live performance at Winthrop Amphitheatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public (general admission seating) 

One of the Spanish Golden Age's most accomplished female playwrights, Ana Caro presents a witty critique of society through the story of Leonor, a woman who sets out to find her one-time lover (Don Juan, naturally) and bring him to justice. "The Courage to Right a Woman's Wrongs" is a comedy of wild intrigue and lively ingenuity in which Leonor crosses geographical boundaries and defies social expectations of gender in order to bring her fickle lover to justice and restore her lost honor. 


Student-Directed Spring One-Act Festival
Friday, April 16 through Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m.
Virtual production through 
Tickets: $3 with Winthrop ID/$5 general public/$10 family 

A lively and entertaining and eclectic mix of one-act plays directed by advanced theatre students. This production contains mature content and language and is not suitable for children.


Spring Dance Showcase
Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public (reserved seating) 

An evening of selected works by students, faculty, and guest artists. Come see an eclectic showcase of the best of the year's dancing in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A variety of dance styles will be featured including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, and musical theatre. 

Last Updated: 1/5/21