2019-2020 Theatre Performances
All tickets $10 (price includes sales tax) except where noted. Performances are free to Greensboro College students, faculty and staff (with college ID)
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“Babes in Hollywood: The Music of Garland and Rooney,” adapted by David Grapes, directed by Associate Professor Wm. Perry Morgan-Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 28-29, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building.
Find a barn, have Mom sew the costumes, and then get ready to swing, sway and swoon to more than 30 of the most glorious songs of the 20th century. “Babes in Hollywood” salutes the legendary musical careers of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. You’ll thrill to such American classics as “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made me Love You,” “Easter Parade,” “But Not for Me,” “The Man Who Got Away,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “That’s Entertainment,” “Where or When,” “Born in a Trunk,” “Yankee Doodle Boy,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Strike up the Band,” and many more! Let the cast of four talented singer/dancers take you on a magical journey from the sound stages of Hollywood to the stages of Broadway. “Babes in Hollywood” is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
“The Winter’s Tale,” by William Shakespeare, directed by Associate Professor Jo Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 17-19, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building.
Considered as either a comedy or a romance, Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” contains his most famous and challenging stage direction: “Exit, pursued by a bear.” What bear? Whom is the bear pursuing? Find out how that challenge is answered in our creative production!
“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Jefferson-Pilot Professor of Theatre David Schram, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 9-10, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building.
A sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” set two years after the novel ends, “Miss Bennet” continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
“Tru,” adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote by Jay Presson Allen, directed by Associate Professor Wm. Perry Morgan Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 9-11, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 11-12, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building.
“Tru” is set in Capote’s New York City apartment the week before Christmas 1975. An excerpt from Capote’s infamous unfinished “Answered Prayers” recently has been published. Having recognized thinly veiled versions of themselves, Manhattan socialites turn their backs on the man they once considered a close confidant. Alone and lonely, Capote — soothing himself with pills, vodka, cocaine, and chocolate truffles — muses about his checkered life and career.
“Yankee Tavern,” by Steven Dietz, directed by theatre/directing & stage management major Rodney Arters ’20, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 1-2, Annie Sellars Jordan Parlor Theatre, Main Building.
Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny, and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you.
“Step on a Crack,” by Suzan L. Zeder, directed by theatre major Victoria LeBaron ’20, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, Mane Stage, Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center.
“Step on a Crack” brilliantly captures the contemporary theatrical fantasies of Ellie, a little girl who happily lived with her widowed father, Max. But now, suddenly, life is different. Max has remarried, and Ellie has a stepmother. Ellie and her imaginary friends, Lana and Frizbee, launch into a fantasy world as Ellie seeks to escape real-life problems. Only by running away and discovering what it is really like to be alone does Ellie begin to come to terms with herself and her own need for a mother.
This production will tour to area schools and also will be performed on campus.
“Runaways,” by Elizabeth Swados, directed by Associate Professor Wm. Perry Morgan-Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19, Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center, Odell Building.
“Runaways” is a musical with words and music by Elizabeth Swados about the lives of children who run away from home and live on the city streets. The characters were taken from workshops conducted by Swados with real-life runaways in the late 1970s. Swados took her idea for a musical with the theme of running away “from home, from a boyfriend, from a predator … from yourself.” She looked for the children who would be in the musical in various places in New York City, such as a community center, and “little by little, we built a world where runaways came together, told their stories, and acted out the hardships they endured.” The show is done in a series of songs, monologues, scenes, poems, and dances.