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

Theatre and Dance

2019-2020 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 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 2019

No Exit

By Jean-Paul Sartre Adapted from the French by Paul Bowles
Wednesday, September 25 through Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 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. 

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.    

October 2019

The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Wednesday, October 2 through Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 6  at 2 p.m.
Special Outreach performance Friday, October 4 at 10 a.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID  /  $15 general public.
Reserved Seating 

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.  

Love Song

By John Kolvenbach
Wednesday, October 30 through Saturday, November 2, 2019 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.  ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE:  LIMITED SEATING.  No late seating after performance begins.  

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. 

 

November 2019

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert

Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, November 8 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 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 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 22 and Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 at 2 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 2020

For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

By Ntozake Shange
Wednesday, February 12 through Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 16 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. 

 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.  Mature content and language.  


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare
Wednesday, February 19 through Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m.  
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

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. 

April 2020

Emotional Creature

by Eve Ensler
Wednesday, April 1through Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 5 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.

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.  Mature Content.  

 

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward
Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
Special outreach performance Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating
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 medium, Madame Arcati, for dinner and a sèance.  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!

Student-Directed Spring One-Act Festival

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
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

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 2 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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Last Updated: 7/16/19