2017-2018 Theatre Productions

From student-directed one-act plays to Shakespeare, the presentation of live theatre productions is an essential component of the theatre major at Virginia Wesleyan.

Unless otherwise noted, all theatre productions are held in the Hofheimer Theatre in the Fine Arts Building.

Tickets: $10-15, public.  Free to VWU community with ID.  Reservations: 757.455.3381, or www.ShowTix47.com, or theatretix@vwu.edu

Homecoming & Family Weekend Arts Showcase

October 6-7,  7:30 p.m.

A mix of the best!   Preview the Theatre department’s fall production, and hear the VWU Singers, Chorale, Jazz Band and Orchestra.   (FREE; no reservations necessary)

Into the Woods

October 25-27 - 7:30 p.m.
October 28 - 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
October 29 - 2:00 p.m.

This Tony Award-winning mash-up of fairytales questions everything from the conventions of storytelling to traditional gender roles to simplistic world views.  Will Cinderella find happiness with a Prince raised to be Charming?  Is the Witch evil or just misunderstood?  When it comes to Jack’s cow, does the end justify the “beans”?  With a witty plot and beautiful Sondheim score, it’s a magical theatre experience.
Dr. Sally Shedd, director

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim.  Book: James Lapine.  Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine.   Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.    Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Tel: 212.541.4684.  FAX: 212.397.4684. www.MTIShows.com

Fall One-Act Play Festival

November 13-18 at 7:30 p.m.  (FREE)

This extravaganza is produced and directed by students in the VWU Theatre program who will present a variety of plays from thought-provoking dramas to side-splitting comedies. 
(Play titles and performance schedule to be announced.)

She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen

March 14-17, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.   
March 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

She Kills MonstersThe award-winning story of Agnes Evans who leaves her childhood home following the death of her parents and teen sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the refuge of Tilly’s imaginary world.  A high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ‘90s pop culture; a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.  
Contains strong language and mild adult themes. 
Dr. Travis Malone
, director.