Announcing the 2017-2018 Performance Season
Seascape by Edward Albee – Thursday, Oct. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 7 and Monday, Oct. 9 to Wednesday, Oct. 11
On a deserted stretch of beach a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are soon replaced by curiosity and, before long, the humans and the lizards (who speak admirable English) are engaged in a fascinating dialogue. The lizards, who are at a very advanced stage of evolution, are contemplating the terrifying, yet exciting, possibility of embarking on life out of the water; and the couple, for whom existence has grown flat and routine, holds the answers to their most urgent questions. These answers are given with warmth, humor and poetic eloquence, and with emotional and intellectual reverberations that will linger in the heart and mind long after the play has ended. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Seascape is a major work from one of theatre’s most important writers.
Fall Dance Concert – Friday October 27 and Saturday, October 28
The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share and showcase the talents of students in the first ever Fall Dance Concert. We are asking attendees to bring a school supply item for us to donate to our local schools. We have a lot to be thankful for and we want us to pass that along to help out the community.
Cabaret Fall Musical – Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, November 19
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,“ “Willkommen“ and “Maybe This Time.“ Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at CABARET, Kander & Ebb’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. In 1930 Berlin, young writer Cliff Bradshaw arrives in search of inspiration. He wanders into the decadent Kit Kat Club, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient, and gender-bending Emcee, and featuring Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent.
Due to the provocative subject matter, we recommend this production for audiences 17 and older.
The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey – Thursday, Feb. 15 to Saturday, Feb 17 and Monday, Feb. 19 to Wednesday, Feb. 21
Shots are fired in a school house, and the world seems to stop. A stunned community — teachers, parents, friends, families of the victims and the perpetrators — must find a way to keep living their lives. This lyrical and potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. This play was inspired by the tragic 2006 shooting at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. “A remarkable piece of writing.” — The New York Times
Spring Dance Concert – Thursday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 24
Our annual Spring Dance Concert will showcase the talents of students, including works choreographed by faculty members Lindsey Howie and Christine Stevens, as well as guest artists and student choreographers. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Open Door Ministries of High Point.
Topsy/Turvy adapted by Nathan Hedman, Thursday April 12 to Sunday, April 15
Topsy-Turvy World is one of the silliest, most mind-bending plays of all time, yet it has never been produced! Perhaps it is impossible naval battle in the Third Act? Or the final act’s vertiginous play-within-a-play-within-a-play? What begins as a pleasant evening at the theatre devolves into sweet anarchy as The Playwright watches his own play be taken over by the audience and testy actors switching characters mid-play. Issuing from the mind of the great German Romanticist Ludwig Tieck, Topsy-Turvy outstrips all the meta-theatrical tricks of today long before it was vogue.
Click on an image below to view photos from the performances in our 2016-2017 season