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Theatre and Dance

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Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


Faculty Contact Information

Current
Season

Macbeth

  • October 11th, 18th, and 19th, 7:30pm
  • October 12th, 2:00pm
  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets: $12 - Purchase Tickets

Macbeth, a valiant general, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a cruel ruler. Join Lady Macbeth and Macbeth as they rise to power and plummet to anguish!

By William Shakespeare

Fall Dance Concert

  • November 8th and 9th, 7:30pm
  • November 9th, 2:00pm
  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets: $12 - Purchase Tickets

University Dance Company’s annual Fall Dance Concert focuses on work by current WCU dance faculty and professional guest artists with selected student work.

Fefu and Her Friends

  • November 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th, and 21st, 7:30pm
  • November 17th, 2:00pm
  • J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Tickets: $12 - Purchase Tickets

As the play begins, Fefu is railing against women to her friends Cindy and Christina. After Fefu's done, she lets her guests in on a cat-and-mouse game that she plays with her unseen husband, consisting of her firing a gun at him. Pretty soon, the rest of the gang shows up at the door: A showboat named Emma makes a glamorous entrance in traditional Indian robes; the repressed Sue and Paula enter tentatively; and the handicapped Julia is rolled in on a wheelchair that she may or may not need as a result of an injury that Fefu may or may not have inflicted. Confused yet? Come see Fefu and friends tell their story. 

By María Irene Fornés

The Visit

  • February 27th, 28th, and 29th, 7:30pm
  • February 29th and March 1st, 2:00pm
  • MainStage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Tickets: $12 - Purchase Tickets

A wealthy woman returns to her debt-ridden hometown and offers a sum greater than they have ever imagined to help. But there is a condition: she wants the life of a villager who years ago had caused her to be expelled from town in disgrace. Ringing denial of this ludicrous demand is followed by the gradual corruption of everyone in town. What does the town decide?

By Friedrich Durrenmatt, Adapted by Maurice Valency

Student Written One Acts

  • March 27th and 28th, 7:30pm
  • March 28th and 29th, 2:00pm
  • J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Ticket Price: $5 at the door

The Student Written One Acts is an evening of short plays penned by the Theatre 313 Playwriting Class.  Come see plays reflecting issues and themes that are resonate to college students from West Chester University. We are pleased again to have our talented students serve as directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and, of course, actors to present this performance of original student work.

By the students of THA313 Playwriting

Spring Awakening

  • April 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 7:30pm
  • April 19th and 26th, 2:00pm
  • MainStage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Tickets: $12 - Purchase Tickets

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late nineteenth century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening.

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Spring Dance Concert

  • April 30th, May 1st and 2nd, 7:30pm
  • May 2nd, 2:00pm
  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets: $12 - Purchase Tickets

University Dance Company’s annual Spring Dance Concert celebrates the creative choreography and design of WCU students in a variety of styles.


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