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Arts at Winthrop

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Theatre & Dance

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Mainstage Series

The Addams Family: a New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
Directed by Matt Ferrell

That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and living well in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams Family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now, 18, has fallen in love—a sensation unsettling for both her and her brood of endearing misfits. Comic chaos ensues when the Addams Family meets the Beinekes.

Wednesday, October 2 through Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

 

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert
Directed by Meg Schriffen

A full evening of works choreographed by faculty and guest artists, featuring the best in modern, ballet, and aerial dance.

Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 10 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Sarah Provencal

Filled with lovers, fairies and rustics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has something for everyone.  Add a misapplied love potion, mistaken identities and the most famous play-within-a play ever written, and you have a perfect recipe for mirth.  The language, poetry, and wit of Shakespeare shine as bright and as lovely as the moon in this timeless classic.

Wednesday, February 19 through Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

 

Blithe Spirit
by Noel Coward
Directed by Lance Beilstein

From the delightfully wicked mind of the 20th century’s master of British wit and sophistication, Blithe Spirit sparkles with out-of-this-world charm and spectral hijinks!
Researching for his latest book, novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth, invite local eccentric and medium, Madame Arcati, for dinner and a séance. A pleasant evening takes a supernatural turn when Arcati conjures Charles’ deceased first wife Elvira, who comes with a plan of her own…to get Charles back, even if it kills him!

Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

 

Student Works Series

Advanced students partner with actors, dancers, designers and stage managers to mount one-act and full-length works that reflect the breadth of work in theatre and dance today.

No Exit
by Jean-Paul Sarte
Directed by Jenny Watson

Sartre’s existential drama of three characters are placed in a mysterious room with no way out.  Desperately trying to decipher the truth behind their situation, they discover how inextricably intertwined their fates are. This classic yet timeless play explores Hell as not a place, but other people who see us as we truly are. (This play contains mature subject matter.)
Wednesday, September 25 through Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

 

Love Song
by John Kolvenbach
Directed by Makala Becker

Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and enraptured by his mysterious new love, Molly, who makes all the love songs make sense in vivid technicolor. Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach's offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms.
Wednesday, October 30 through Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3 at 2 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

 

Fall One-Act Festival

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

Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

 

Senior Choreography Showcase
Directed by Julianna Hane

A showcase of modern dance works featuring the choreographic talents of senior dance majors.

Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 24 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

 

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf 
by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Le’ianna Gladden

A sisterhood of seven women tell their stories through dramatic prose poetry, music, and movement. Told in vivid language, their experiences resound with fearless beauty and unity, despite exposing the unending challenges and oppressions that women of color face every day. (This play contains mature subject matter.)

Wednesday, February 12 through Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

 

Emotional Creature
by Eve Ensler
Directed by Kaitlyn Dillard

A collage of songs, monologues and spoken-word pieces by Eve Ensler exploring the lives of young women from across the globe, Emotional Creature gives full expression to their secret voices and innermost thoughts, highlighting the diversity and commonality of the issues they face. 

Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public; Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public

 

Spring One-Act Festival

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

Friday, April 17 through Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

 

Student Choreography Showcase

A showcase of modern dance works featuring the choreographic talents of junior dance majors.

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

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Last Updated: 8/1/19