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Theatre and Dance

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre and Dance

2016-2017 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 reservations, call the theatre and dance box office at 803-323-4014 or e-mail boxoffice@winthrop.edu. Please provide your name, address and phone number when making a reservation. RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED UP UNTIL 15 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN! 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 2016

Things My Mother Taught Me

by Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Caitlyn Bryant
Wednesday, September 28 through October 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 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.
 
Olivia and Gabe are ready to start their new lives together, until their parents show up, much to Olivia's surprise.  The parents quickly begin to clean and do all they can to help.  With this comedy about young love, old love and families, Katherine DiSavino explores the lessons parents pass on to their kids, sometimes without even knowing it.  Mild adult themes and language.  

 

October 2016

TBD

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Directed by 
Wednesday, October 5 through Saturday October 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 9  at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID  /  $15 general public.
Reserved Seating 

November 2016

Heathers:  the Musical

By Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Friday, November 4 through Saturday November 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6,  at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Friday through Sunday $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
NOTICE: LIMITED SEATING. No late seating after performance begins.   
                                 
The hilarious new show based on one of the greatest teen comedies of all time is called "a guilty pleasure" by the New York Times.  This wildly successful musical is a satirical dark comedy that focuses on the all too real danger of cliques in high school, featuring the popular kids as the villains that everyone loves to hate in pop-contemporary culture.  As a 2014 Atlantic article said, "Heathers has the courage to sympathize with a psychopath who exposes how dangerous it can be when fads and gossip are more influential than basic decency."

 

Winthrop Dance Theatre Concert

Directed by Meg Schriffen
Thursday, November 10 through Saturday November 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public.
Reserved Seating

This full evening of works choreographed by faculty and guest artists is a highlight of Winthrop's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.

High School students, students at other universities and senior citizens (65+) should inquire at the box office about special prices.


Fall One-Act Festival

Directed by Sarah Provencal
Friday, November 18 and Saturday  November 19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 19 and Sunday November 20 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 2016

Senior Choreography Showcase

Directed by Kelly Ozust  
Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission.

This showcase of modern dance works features the choreographic talents of senior dance majors. 

February 2017

Red

by John Logan
Directed by Garrett Whiffen
Wednesday, February 8 through Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 12, 2017 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. 

"What do you see?"  Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question.  What's art?  And who gets to decide anyway?  It's 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art.  He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio--until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor's.  Winner of six Tony Awards, this sizzling 90-minute drama is one of the most intellectually riveting shows to recently his Broadway.  

The Wiz

by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim 
Wednesday, February 15 through Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating

With an infectious, funky-soul score, The Wiz brings renewed relevance to a timeless classic. This beloved Broadway gem infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.  Winner of seven Tony Awards, this timeless tale of Dorothy's adventures through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly, modern musical set in the context of African-American culture. 

High School students, students at other universities and senior citizens (65+) should inquire at the box office about special prices. 


March 2017

Proof

by David Auburn
Directed by Madia Medico
Wednesday, March 29 through Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 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. 

Tony and Pulitzer prize winning author David Auburn explores the struggles of Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant, but mentally disturbed mathematician.  Preparing for his funeral, Catherine tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance - his insanity or his genius.  Proof is a story of human relationships and how the uncertainty of love can be just as challenging as the uncertainty of a mathematical proof.  

April 2017

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Sarah Provencal
Wednesday, April 5 through Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8 with Winthrop ID/$15 general public.
Reserved Seating
Love and revenge drive William Shakespeare's most suspenseful comedy, Merchant of Venice.  Willing to risk it all, characters trade money, dignity, and family in a dangerous game of politics and race.  At the center of the conflict is one of Shakespeare's most problematic villains, a victim himself of racism, who attempts to enact a visceral price for the injustices he has faced.  Can Portia, our clever and resourceful heroine, navigate the law and save her lover?  Who gets to define justice?  And who has the right to take revenge?


Spring One-Act Festival

Friday April 14  through Saturday April 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 15  and Sunday, April 16 at 2:00 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. Mature Content and Language.

Student Choreography Showcase

Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday April 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $5 with Winthrop ID/$10 general public. ALL TICKETS general admission
(part of the "Come-See-Me Festival")

Enjoy modern dance works choreographed by advanced dance majors.


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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