Theatre

2016-2017 Theatre Performances at Greensboro College

Ticket prices $10 adults, $8 seniors/students. (price includes sales tax)
Performances are free to Greensboro College students, faculty and staff (with college ID)

CALL FOR TICKETS: 336-272-7102, ext. 5242 or EMAIL tickets@greensboro.edu beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Tickets also are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.


SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

Written by John Pollano

Directed by David Schram

September 1-4, 2016, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 1-3

2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,  Sept. 3-4

Former high school buddies Frank, Swaino and Packie -- now past their prime -- meet off-hours one night in Frank’s out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only Frank seems to have a handle on. Enter Chad, a plugged-in, preppy college jock, whose arrival ignites a long-simmering resentment  that sets this taut, twisty, thriller on its breathless course.

 


SUGAR

Book by Peter Stone

Music and lyrics by Jule Styne & Bob Merrill

Directed by Perry Morgan

Oct. 20-23, 2016, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22
2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 22-23

Based on the Billy Wilder film “Some Like it Hot,” “Sugar” chronicles the zany lives of two musicians of the Prohibition era who witness a mob slaying. Forced to disguise themselves as women, they join an all-female orchestra and the games begin! Memorable musical numbers include “Penniless Bums,” “The Beauty that Drives Men Mad,” “We Could Be Close,” “Doin’ It for Sugar,” “What Do You Give (to a Man Who Has Everything?),” “Beautiful Through and Through” and “November Song."

 



ONE ACTS

Four short plays directed by students.

Dec.  1-4, 2016, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building

7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-3
2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,  Dec. 3-4

WHERE HAVE ALL THE LIGHTNING BUGS GONE?

Written by Louis E. Catron,  directed by Sara Simmons

OUTING THE BADGER

Written by Tommy Trull,  directed by Claire Sellars

THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH

Written by Edward Albee, directed by Ana Radulescu

ZOO STORY 

Written by Edward Albee, directed by Reid Miller

 


A COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (Abridged)

By Long. Tichenor & Martin 

Directed by Dan Seaman 

Feb. 23-26, 2017, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25
2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 25-26

An 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds ... history will never be the same! From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order, “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” is a 90-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding is that it’s not the length of your history that matters, it’s what you’ve done with it!


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Sarah Hankins

March 30-April 2, 2017, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 30-31, April 1
2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2

By means of “noting,” (which in Shakespeare’s day sounded the same as “nothing” and implied gossip, rumor and overhearing) Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

 


TONIN'

Celebrating Manhattan Transfer

Concept. Direction & Choreography by Ashley Hyers & Wm. Perry Morgan

April 28-30, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building

7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 28-29
2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30

In the genre of the Broadway musicals “Come Fly Away” and “Movin’ Out,” created by Twyla Tharpe, this orginal production is a musical dance and movement piece using the music of the Grammy Award-winning group Manhattan Transfer as they collaborate with musical guests including B.B. King, Bette Midler, James Taylor, Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, Smokey Robinson and Frankie Valli.