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Theatre and Dance

2022-2023 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 2022

Stick Fly
by Lydia R. Diamond
Wednesday, October 5 through Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:  $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha's Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time.  Kent's fiancée, Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay's upper-crust lifestyle.  Kimber, on the other hand, is a self-described WASP who works with inner-city school children, fits in more easily with the family.  Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch, Joe, and Cheryl, the daughter of the family's longtime housekeeper.  As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.  

 

November 2022

Constellations
by Nick Payne
Wednesday, November 2 through Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:  Wednesday and Thursday $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public
Friday through Sunday $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 gneral public
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

One relationship, Infinite Possibilities. 
In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party.  They go for a drink, or perhaps they don't.  They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up.  After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe they run into each other and Marianne reveals that now she's engaged to someone else and that's that.  Or perhaps Roland is engaged.  Maybe they get married, or maybe their time together will be tragically short.  Nick Payne's Constellations is a play about free will and friendship; it's also about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey.  

Fall Dance Showcase
Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m.
Special Outreach performance Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. 
Tickets:  $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall 

A full evening of works choreographed by faculty, guests artists and advanced students, featuring a variety of dance genres.  

 

February 2023

Eurydice
by Sarah Ruhl
Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m.
Special Outreach performance Friday, February 24 at 10 a.m.
Tickets:  $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public
Johnson Studio Theatre, Johnson Hall

Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine.  Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.  With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.  


March-April 2023

Pippin
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwarts
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Wednesday, March 29 through Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Special Outreach performance Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
Sunday,  April 2 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

With an infectiously unforgettable score from Grabby and Oscar winning musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man's journey to be extraordinary.  Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.  Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment.  He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great).  In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.  

Student Choreography Showcase
Friday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

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

 

Spring Dance Showcase
Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, April 21, 2022 at 10 a.m. 
Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public

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.  

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: 8/29/22