Fall & Spring Productions

Fall & Spring Productions

halfPierrotFall 2017 Theater Performances

The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard

  • One Act Play – “The Real Inspector Hound” synopsis:  Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.
  • Evening Performances: October 27 & 28, @ 8pm
  • Matinee Performances: October 29 @ 2pm (Also with “Black Comedy”)
    • In the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts.
    • Tickets are free for UVa-Wise Students, Staff, and Faculty
    • Tickets are 5$ for the general public of all ages.
    • Tickets can be reserved in advance through etix.com (fee applies).  Unreserved seats will be sold beginning at least 30 minutes prior to showtime and are issued on a first come/first serve basis.

Black Comedy” by Peter Shaffer

  • One Act Play – “Black Comedy” synopsis:  In one hilarious act, the action supposedly in the dark is illuminated; when the lights are to be on, the stage is the dark. Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.
  • Matinee Performances: October 29 @ 2pm (Also with “The Real Inspector Hound”)
  • Evening Performances: November 3 & 4 @ 8pm
    • In the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts.
    • Tickets are free for UVa-Wise Students, Staff, and Faculty
    • Tickets are 5$ for the general public of all ages.
    • Tickets can be reserved in advance through etix.com (fee applies).  Unreserved seats will be sold beginning at least 30 minutes prior to showtime and are issued on a first come/first serve basis.

“Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill

  • Winner of the Obie Award for Best Play.
  • “Top Girls” synopsis:  Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become, figuratively speaking, a male oppressor, and even coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits.
  • Evening Performances: November 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 8pm
  • Matinee Performances: November 12 @ 2 pm
    • In the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts.
    • Tickets are free for UVa-Wise Students, Staff, and Faculty
    • Tickets are 5$ for the general public of all ages.
    • Tickets can be reserved in advance through etix.com (fee applies).  Unreserved seats will be sold beginning at least 30 minutes prior to showtime and are issued on a first come/first serve basis.

Spring 2018 Theater Performances

‘Some Assembly Required Theater Festival’

Independent student theater project presentations.  Some material may be considered inappropriate for some ages.   (original-premier, title TBA)

  • Student produced and directed excerpts from a variety of plays and musicals
  • Evening Performances: January 19, 20 @ 8pm
  • All performance are free and open to the general public

Student Theater Project & Student Directed Theater Productions – TBD

  • 2-3 additional student directed productions will be performed as part of their senior seminar projects.  Details TBD.
    • In the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts.
    • Tickets are free for UVa-Wise Students, Staff, and Faculty
    • Tickets are 5$ for the general public of all ages.
    • Tickets can be reserved in advance through etix.com (fee applies).  Unreserved seats will be sold beginning at least 30 minutes prior to showtime and are issued on a first come/first serve basis.

 

  • Student Theater Project – Evening Performances:  March 9, 10 @ 8pm

 

  • Student Directed Theater Production 4 – Evening Performances:  March 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Student Directed Theater Production 4 – Matinee Performances:  No matinees for this production

 

  • Student Directed Theater Production 5 – Evening Performances: March 23, 30
  • Student Directed Theater Production 5 – Matinee Performances: March 25 & April 1

“Little Shop of Horrors” Original Off-Broadway Version 1982

  • One of the longest running Off-Broadway musicals.
  • Synopsis:  A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
  • Evening Performances: April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 8PM
  • Matinee Performance: April 15, 22 @ 2PM
    • All performances in the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts
    • Tickets are free for UVa-Wise Students, Staff, and Faculty
    • Tickets are 10$ for the general public of all ages
    • Tickets can be reserved in advance through etix.com (fee applies).  Unreserved seats will be sold beginning at least 30 minutes prior to showtime and are issued on a first come/first serve basis.