Theatre Department 2021-22 Season
This season, we are thrilled to welcome audiences back into our spaces! First with an evening of one acts directed by our talented students. And the spring holds a comedic musical about our favorite creepy family - The Addams Family. We are looking forward to having people in our spaces and sharing the communal beauty of theatre again!
An Evening with the Social Justice Theatre Troupe
February 24 & 25, 6 p.m.: Barber Theatre
The members of the newly created Social Justice Theatre Troupe are excited to present their inaugural performance, a staged reading of This Special Place. Created in collaboration with professional playwright and Davidson alumna Calley N. Anderson, the piece is uniquely Davidson. Troupe members worked with Anderson to develop a script that they felt represented their lived experiences on Davidson’s campus. Theatre faculty member Sharon Green is spearheading the troupe and has facilitated its development of original performance material that is integrated into Anderson’s play. As part of the evening, members of the Social Justice Theatre Troupe will facilitate conversation about the topics depicted in the play and invite attendees to join them for “dinner and dialogue.” When you sign up for a spot, you will have the opportunity to let us know if you would like to join a table at which attendees will take their dinner “to go” and remain masked throughout. You will also have the opportunity to let us know of other accommodations you might need in order to make this event fully accessible to you. This production was made possible by a generous grant from the Bacca Visiting Artist/Scholar Fund.
Content Warning: This production contains mention of sexual assault.
The Addams Family - A New Musical
April 6–10: The Duke Family Performance Hall
- Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
- Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise
- Directed by Ann Marie Costa
- Musical Direction by Jacquelyn Culpepper
- Conducting by William Lawing
The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before—keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.