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

Theatre and Dance

2020-2021 Season Productions

Visit the box office to buy tickets online!

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  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
Virtual production through 
Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 4 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:  $5 To Buy Tickets: 
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 structure of Greek tragedy to tell this story of grieving and healing, powerlessness and control, joy and darkness. 

October 2020

Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R)
By Karel Čapek 
Virtual production through
Thursday, October 8 through Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 11  at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $5  

In 1921, Čapek introduced the word "robot" to a world still recovering from the ravages of war and built around it, the concept that humankind would bring about its own destruction.  In this play, the idealistic young Helena Glory arrives at the remote island factory of Rossum's Universal Roots, on a mission to liberate the robots.  Old Rossum's robots are not the mechnical men and women that later science fiction works would take up, but humanoid beings streamlined by man and biological in nature.  So human-like, that Miss Glory has trouble telling man from machine.  Nor surprisingly, things do not go as planned - neither for Miss Glory, nor for humankind once the robots realize they actually are more than "so much grass."

November 2020

Musical Theatre Workshop Presents:
Solo Performance

Virtual production through 

Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15 at various times
Tickets: $5

What good is sitting alone in your room?  Come hear the music play with eleven solo performance cabaret shows.  Each "show" is as individual as the student performing and features personal stories and unique interpretations of song lyrics.  Each performance runs approximately 25 minutes.  

Student-Directed Fall One-Act Festival 

Virtual production through 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m.
Tickets:  $5

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.

Senior Choreography Showcase

Virtual production through 
Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m.

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

February 2021

The Swing of the Sea

By Molly Hagen
Virtual production through 
Thursday, February 11 through Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 2 p.m.
Johnston Studio Theatre
Tickets:  $5 

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.  


Thursday, February 18 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

 April 2021


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

by Larry Kunofsky
Thursday, April 1 through Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday,  April 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual production through Broadway on Demand
Tickets:  $5

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.  



Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 10, 2021  7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, April 11 2:00 p.m.
Live performance at Winthrop Amphitheatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
General Admission

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: $5 
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 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: 10/26/20