Winthrop University: CVPA - Theatre and Dance - Current Season
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Dept. of Theatre & Dance
115 Johnson Hall
Rock Hill, SC  29733, USA
803/323-2287
803/323-2560 (fax)

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Theatre and Dance

2020-2021 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. 

Archive of past productions  

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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.

 

 

September 2020

The Women of Lockerbie

By Deborah Brevoort
Wednesday, September 30 through Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 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. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE:  LIMITED SEATING.  No late seating after performance begins. 

In 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was bombed mid-flight, and the fiery pieces rained down on the peaceful town of Lockerbie, Scotland.  Two-hundred-and-seventy people lost their lives that day:  243 passengers, 16 crew members, and 11 people on the ground.  The Women of Lockerbie tells the story of a group of women fighting U.S. government bureaucracy to accomplish a stunningly simple, humane goal: washing and returning the clothes of the crash victims to their families.  Playwright Deborah Brevoort uses the structor of Greek tragedy to tell this story of grieving and healing, powerlessness and control, joy and darkness. 

October 2020

1984
Adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall Jr., and William A. Miles, from the novel by George Orwell
Wednesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 11  at 2 p.m.
Special Outreach performance Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID  /  $15 general public.
Reserved Seating 

Winston Smith rewrites hisory for the Ministroy of Truth, but when he's handed a note that says simply 'I love you' by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth.  In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possilby hold onto what he feels inside?  Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party's reality and learn to love Big Brother?

Musical Theatre Workshop Presents:  Another Opening...

Wednesday, October 28 through Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 1 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets:  Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public
Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. 
Reserved Seating

As Gypsy Rose says, the most important thing in a musical is the opening number.  Here are the greatest opening numbers from the musical theatre canon, all in one fabulous show.

 

November 2020

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert

Thursday, November 5 through Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, November 6 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, featuring the best in modern, ballet, and aerial dance. 

 
Student-Directed Fall One-Act Festival

Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m.
Johnson 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.

 

Senior Choreography Showcase

Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. 
Reserved Seating 

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

February 2021

The Swing of the Sea

ByMolly Hagen
Wednesday, February 10 through Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 2 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. 

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.  


Sister Act
Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Wednesday, February 17 through Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, February 19 at 10 a.m.  
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

When disco singer Deloris Van Cartier is placed in protective custody in a dying convent, her unique brand of funk comes face-to-face with the traditions of the church.  Someone's habits are about to change. 

March 2021

 

What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends, An Anti-Social Comedy

by Larry Kunofsky
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 3 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.

Matt is a guy who hates all his friends.  Celia is a woman at the center of The Friends, a secret group that has perfected friendship through special rules and a rigid ranking system.  Can a guy who hates all his friends and a woman who needs friendship to go by-the-book figure out  a way to spend time together without going mental?Adult Language and Content.  

April 2021

A Servant of Two Masters

by Carlo Goldoni
Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 10, 2021  7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, April 11 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating
Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni's commedia dell'arte masterpiece.  Mayhem erupts when the wily—and chronically hungry—servant Truffaldino hatches a zany scheme to double his wages (and his meals) by serving two masters at once.  

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.
Johnson 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 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, contempoary, jazz, tap, and musical theatre.  

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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Last Updated: 6/8/20