• Taking a bold step and making history, the Theatre Department is commissioning and producing a new play inspired by Twelfth Night. What You Will is a frolic-filled delight!

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  • "...Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as...as a fiddler on the roof!" The Theatre and Music Departments unite for a spectacular production.

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Theatre 2014-15 Season

The Theatre Department steadfastly presents theatre that matters and continues to resound beyond the performance night. We are committed to presenting theatre that stimulates the minds of our audience members while balancing the highest quality production values with material that is courageous in its content, form and execution.

Our productions are often accompanied by symposiums and talk back discussions, which reflectively delve into the nuances of the scripted work. Productions are supported by our acting, directing, design, world theatre history and contemporary drama classes.

Flex Passes

  • Includes a ticket to each of our Mainstage and Second Stage productions. The box office will contact you two weeks prior to opening night as a reminder to reserve your seats. You can pick up your tickets at Will Call prior to the performance-easy as that.
  • Includes a Bring-A-Friend pass to one of our Mainstage shows. This year, you can introduce a pal to either She Stoops to Conquer or Fiddler on the Roof.
  • Makes exchanges to another performance date hassle-free. Try to give us as much notice as possible, but we will do everything we can to accommodate you. Please note that the Flex Pass doesn't include tickets to the One Act Series.

Get a Flex Pass and save up to 20% over single ticket prices. Flex Pass holders also receive a Bring-A-Friend pass for one Mainstage performance. Online convenience fees apply, but we'll pay the tax for you on all purchases before August 15, 2014. You can commit to performance dates later but get your Flex Pass now! General admission, $40; seniors and military, $30; faculty/staff, $25 and students, $20.

Visit the Theatre Department or email Quincy Newkirk for more information. For specific dates, showtimes, prices and tickets stop by the Union Ticket Office, purchase online or call 704-894-2135.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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What You Will

February 18-22, 2015  •  The Barber Theatre  •  Tickets

Written by Wendy Hammond  •  Directed by Steve Umberger

We are making department history with the bold step of commissioning and producing a new play. Inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, What You Will takes place in 2015 during a documentary film shoot. Expect a romantic comedy pushing the bounds of identiy, culture and love.
Recommended for ages 15 and up.

General Admission: $10; Seniors: $8; Faculty/Staff: $7; Students: $5

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Fiddler on the Roof

March 20-29, 2015  •  Tickets
Duke Family Performance Hall

Music by Jerry Bock  •  Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick  •  Book by Joseph Stein
Directed by Ann Marie Costa  •  Music Directed by Jacquelyn Culpepper  •  Conducted by Tara Villa Keith

A beloved icon of musical theatre, tells the story of a Jewish family facing social and political upheaval in a 1905 Russian village. Presented in collaboration with the Music Department, this must-see production is one for the entire family. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
General Admission: $15; Seniors: $12; Faculty/Staff: $10; Students: $6

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One Act Series I

Wednesday, April 22, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
The Barber Theatre  •  Tickets

A double bill of one act plays presented by students from the Directing II class. (photo from Spring 2014 One Act Series I production)

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One Act Series II

Wednesday, April 29, 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 , 2015  •  7:30 p.m.
The Barber Theatre  •  Tickets

Our One Act series continues, presented by students from the Directing II class. (photo from Spring 2014 One Act Series II production)

PAST EVENTS 2014-15

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She Stoops to Conquer

October 24-November 1
Duke Family Performance Hall

Written by Oliver Goldsmith  •  Directed by Mark Sutch

One of the great comedies of the English language, She Stoops to Conquer is a playful romp of extremes, poking hilarious fun at the gap between what we do in polite company and what we might do, well...otherwise. Recommended for ages 11 and up.

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The Prophet

November 19-23  •  The Barber Theatre

Written by Hassan Abdulrazza  •  Directed by Samer Al-Saber

The Prophet presents a thrilling snapshot of private life in Cairo during the 2011 popular uprising. With political turmoil as a backdrop, a writer and his wife wade through guilt while their long-hidden secrets threaten to emerge and tear them apart. Recommended for ages 17 and up for strong language and violence.