Tickets for Topsy-Turvy World will be available on March 26, 2018.
There is no photography, food or drink, texting, or telephone calls allowed during the show. Please plan to stay for the entire performance out of respect for the actors and fellow audience members. We reserve the right to remove patrons that are causing disruptions or not following these rules.
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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 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
This play contains mature themes and language and is not recommended for young children. Run time is approximately 1 hour.
Spring Dance Concert – Thursday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 24
The 2018 Spring Dance Concert features a mix of dance styles from hip-hop to modern to afro-cuban. The show features 5 standout pieces including new works choreographed by faculty members Lindsey Howie, Christine Stevens, and Michele Trumble as well as guest artists Joe-Joe Grooves and Steven Messina.
The Spring Dance Concert is a food drive for Open Door Ministries of High Point. Reserve your complimentary ticket and bring a non-perishable food item to donate at the door to help our local community.
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.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU FOR A SHOW: Nothing! After you have confirmed your tickets, your name will be on our list and we will check you in at the door. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All shows are general admission.
HOW TO GET TO OUR THEATRES:
The Empty Space Theatre is located in McInnis Hall, the small building adjacent to Slane Student Center and the Roberts Hall Reflecting Pool. McInnis hall is between map marker 25 and 26 on this campus map.
If you are driving to campus, you can enter at any gatehouse. We recommend that you enter at Montlieu Ave/University Parkway or Montlieu Ave/N Centennial St. The friendly security officer will direct you on where to park. If you enter at one of the entrances listed above, you will be walking approximately 5 minutes from the designated parking lot to the Empty Space Theatre. There is handicapped access for this theatre – please call Campus Concierge at (336) 841-4636 if you have questions.
The Charles E. and Pauline Hayworth Fine Arts Center is home to the Pauline Theatre. Upon entering campus at Montlieu Ave/University Parkway, it is the building with the dome on your right.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
By Phone: Call 336-841-4529