• •  Harvey Rovine, Chair
  • •  E.O. Bull 120
  • •  Phone: 610-436-3463
  • •  hrovine@wcupa.edu

 

 


Current Season

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51st Season of Theatre and Dance at WCU - 2013-2014

Subscriptions are available. Individual tickets can be purchased online at tickets.wcupa.edu and through the Department of Theatre and Dance box office, located in the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, ground floor. Box office hours are 1pm-3pm, Mon-Fri. For additional information, call the box office at 610-436-2533.

ENDGAME and COME AND GO

by Samuel Beckett

Director: Leonard Kelly

E.O. Bull Center for the Arts J.Peter Adler Studio Theatre

Tickets: $10, General Admission

September 26, 8:00 p.m.

September 27, 8:00 p.m.

September 28, 2:00 p.m.

September 28, 8:00 p.m.

September 29, 2:00 p.m.

A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, Endgame is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.  Infused with Beckett’s unique brand of gallows humor and penetrating insights on the human condition Endgame is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work.  Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time.

GODSPELL

Book by John Michael Tebelak

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Director/Choreographer: Liz Staruch

Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Performing Arts Center

Tickets $12-$15, Reserved Seating

October 18, 8:00 p.m.

October 19, 8:00 p.m.

October 20, 2:00 p.m.

October 24, 8:00 p.m.

October 25, 8:00 p.m.

October 26, 8:00 p.m.

Godspell, the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin, is one of the biggest off-Broadway successes of all time. This 2012 revival, based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love with such popular hits as “Day By Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.”

 

POETICS OF SPACE, a dance concert

Artistic Directors: Gretchen Studlien-Webb and Maria Urrutia

Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Performing Arts Center

Tickets $12-$15, General Admission

November 15, 8:00 p.m.

November 16, 2:00 p.m.

November 16, 8:00 p.m.

University Dance Company’s annual fall concert, Poetics of Space, includes work by current WCU dance faculty, and guest artists from the Philadelphia metro area and beyond.

 

MACHINAL

by Sophie Treadwell

E.O. Bull Center for the Arts J.Peter Adler Studio Theatre

Tickets: $10, General Admission

February 27, 8:00 p.m.

February 28, 8:00 p.m.

March 1, 2:00 p.m.

March 1, 8:00 p.m.

March 2, 2:00 p.m.

Machinal is a powerful expressionist drama written by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderess Ruth Snyder. The story involves Helen, whose entire life has been dictated to her. She follows the rituals that society expects of a woman, however resistant she may feel about them.

THE RIVALS

by  Richard Brinsley Sheridan

E.O. Bull Center for the Arts MainStage Theatre

Tickets: $10-$12, Reserved Seating

April 3, 8:00 p.m.

April 4, 8:00 p.m.

April 5, 2:00 p.m.

April 5, 8:00 p.m.

April 6, 2:00 p.m.

Wealthy captain Jack Absolute pretends to be poor officer Ensign Beverley to win the romantic Lydia in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's bawdy 1775 comedy, which also features such characters as oafish Bob Acres, temper-prone Sir Lucius O'Trigger and Mrs. Malaprop, whose frequent confusion of words and their meanings coined the term "malapropism." The Rivals is set in Bath in the 18th century, a town legendary for conspicuous consumption and fashion at the time and provides an ideal setting for this rollicking “laughing comedy”.

PERPETUAL MOTION, a dance concert

Artistic Directors: Gretchen Studlien-Webb and Maria Urrutia 

Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Performing Arts Center

Tickets $12-$15, General Admission

April 24, 8:00 p.m.

April 25, 8:00 p.m.

April 26, 2:00 p.m.

April 26, 8:00 p.m.

University Dance Company’s annual spring concert, Perpetual Motion, celebrates the highly creative choreography and production design of WCU students in the styles ranging from modern to ballet to hip hop and everything in between. The concert also includes work by current WCU dance faculty.