Our 2022-23 season is filled with recent and relevant works—you will find some new representations of well-known characters and stories alongside pieces that speak to this contemporary moment. We are excited to share these stories with our Davidson community!

Scab

October 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 p.m.; October 16 at 2 p.m.

Written by Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Lily McCalla (’23)
Scenic Design by Anita Tripathi
Lighting Design by Ben Sempowski (’23)

Plays in the Barber Theatre

Anima’s sphere of desperation and self-destruction is invaded by the arrival of her perky new roommate, Christa.  Moved by a particularly malevolent statue of the Virgin Mary and a houseplant named Susan, Anima and Christa soon enter into a profound and intimate friendship that incurs traumatic results. 


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.; November 6, 13 at 2 p.m.

Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melancon
Directed by Ann Marie Costa
Scenic Design by Chip Davis
Lighting Design by Isabelle Saba (’23)

Plays in the Barber Theatre

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 the bookish middle sister, Mary as its unlikely heroine.  Mary is growing tired of her role as the 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!


Social Justice Theatre Troupe

Meets Every Tuesday from 7–9 p.m. in the Barber Theatre

Performance Dates in February 2023 TBA

The Social Justice Theatre Troupe is one of the primary projects for the Theatre Department’s season. Through improvisation, storytelling, theatre games and exercises, the troupe will explore social justice issues identified by the group. This year, the troupe will work with one of the leading social justice-focused theatre companies in the United States, Fringe Benefits, based in Los Angeles. The company's artistic director will join our community for a series of workshops and mentor the development of student work. In the spring, the troupe will present a cabaret-style performance for those interested in participating. 

"Open to All Students -- Just Show Up!"

A great way to get involved with the theatre department without a major time commitment, the troupe meets every Tuesday in the fall for rehearsal and no theatre experience is necessary. Even if you're unable to make the first meeting on September 6, come join in the fun on any Tuesday this fall!

Sign Up for the Social Justice Theatre Troupe


Everybody

March 29, 30, 31, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.; April 2 at 2 p.m.

Written by Branden Jacob-Jenkins
Directed by Mark Sutch
Scenic Design by Anita Tripathi
Lighting Design by Anna Kruger-Dull

Plays in the Duke Family Performance Hall

This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody as they journey through life’s greatest mystery – the meaning of living.