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Theatre and Dance

2018-2019 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.

  

September 2018

Luna Gale

By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Brittany Branham
Wednesday, September 26 through Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 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. 

An honest look at an interfamily custody dispute over the fate of baby Luna Gale.  Luna's parents have issues, but Caroline must decide if those issues warrant taking a child away from loving parents.  This riveting, suspenseful, and topical play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman plunges us headfirst into the turbulent waters of parenthood, faith and love.  

October 2018

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

By Bert V. Royal
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Wednesday, October 3 through Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7  at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID  /  $15 general public.
Reserved Seating 

Dog Sees God is an unauthorized parody of the lovable cartoon characters we loved as children.  Now in their formative teenage years, they must learn self-acceptance as a means of survival.  This highly relative coming of age story pushes teen angst to the very limits.  Through realism and humor, CB and his friends face questions of morality, the existence of an afterlife and true friendship following the demise of America's most beloved beagle.  

Dog Sees God brings to light the real issues that are found in all high schools and has not been authorized or approved in any manner by the Charles M. Schultz Estate or United Features Syndicate, which have no responsibility for its content
This play contains strong language, mature subject matter, dark humor, bold statements of sexuality, and is not suitable for children.  

Musical Theatre Workshop presents 
Everyone Loves a Villain

Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 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.  

Celebrate the Halloween season with mischief and mayhem in an evening of villainous showtunes.  Advanced students perform songs by those villains you love to hate!

 

November 2018

 

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert

Directed by Meg Schriffen
Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, November 9, 2018 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 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
The 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.

December 2018

Senior Choreography Showcase

Directed by Kelly Ozust
Friday,  and Saturday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission.

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

February 2019

In This House

A Dance and Multimedia Performance
Directed by Jacqueline Cron
Wednesday, February 6 through Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 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. 

 

Irving Berlin's
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Music and Lyrics by IRVING BERLIN
Original Book by HERBERT AND DOROTHY FIELDS
As Revised by PETER STONE
Directed by Matt Ferrell
Wednesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, February 15, 20019 at 10:00 a.m.  
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

Annie Get Your Gun scored a bullseye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, sporting revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone, and Winthrop is excited to bring this revamped American classic to Johnson Hall in 2019.  Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.  This classic musical features the amazing and iconic Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit.  "Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater," wrote the New York Post, Annie Get Your Gun "will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theatre's enduring triumps."

March 2019

At Home at the Zoo

by Edward Albee
Directed by Madeline Willard
Wednesday, March 27 through Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 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.

In act one, Homelife, we see Peter and his wife Ann in their Upper East Side apartment.  In the second act, the classic The Zoo Story, Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park.  With jolts of brutality and Albee's signature dark humor, this unique play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.  

April 2019

In the Red and Brown Water

by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Chanel Blanchett
Wednesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")
Reserved Seating

The lyrical and intoxicating story of a young woman thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life, written by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Moonlight."

Oya is an African-American teenager and high school track star growing up in the projects in Louisiana.  She has the chance to escape poverty with a full scholarship to college but sacrifices her ambition to stay home and care for her mother.  The play explores love and loss through the circumstances and missed opportunities of Oya's life and also contains great humor and hope.  
This production contains strong language and is not suitable for children.  


Student-Directed Spring One-Act Festival

Friday, April 12 through Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13  and Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")
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. 


Student Choreography Showcase

Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission

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

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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