Performances

2016-2017 SEASON  

Tickets go on sale beginning August 30th!

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

by Moisés Kaufman
directed by Elizabeth Wiley

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming.  In the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from interviews conducted with members of the community and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

September 22-25, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Main Stage
7:30pm, Tuesday–Saturday
2pm, Sunday
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DANCEVENT

presented by Orchesis Modern Dance Company

A concert of original choreography by Dance faculty members performed by faculty, the Orchesis Modern Dance Company and guest artists. 

October 20–23, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Main Stage
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2pm, Sunday
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa 
directed by Laurie J. Wolf

The Addams 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 weren’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.

November 10–13 & 17–20, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Main Stage

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2pm, Sunday
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ASUNCION

by Jesse Eisenberg
directed by Francis Tanglao Aguas

Edgar and Vinny are not racist. In fact, Edgar maintains a blog condemning American imperialism, and Vinny is three-quarters into a Ph.D. in Black Studies. When a young Filipina woman named Asuncion becomes their new roommate, the boys have a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how open-minded they truly are. Jesse Eisenberg's hilarious and heartbreaking play explores the complicated ways we exploit culture and politics for our own needs.

February 28–March 3 & March 15–18, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Studio Theatre

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2pm, Sunday
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AN EVENING OF DANCE

presented by Orchesis Modern Dance Company

A concert in which students have the opportunity to explore and develop original choreography performed by their peers in the Orchesis Modern Dance Company, under the mentorship of W&M Dance faculty.

March 23–26, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Main Stage

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2pm, Sunday
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BASKERVILLE

by Ken Ludwig
directed by Christopher Owens

Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

April 20–23, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Main Stage

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2pm, Sunday
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SECOND SEASON

 A season of plays directed by students, including original works by student playwrights, which are typically presented in the Studio and Lab theatres. Student directed plays range from workshop presentations by beginning directors to full length productions by selected seniors.

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill
directed by Ivy Duerr ('17)

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. Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull witted daughter. Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's.

October 14–16, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Studio Theatre
Donations taken at the door. 

Fall Director's Workshop

Productions TBA. 
November 29–December 2, 2016
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Studio Theatre

Premiere Theatre

Productions TBA.
March 20–22 & March 27–29, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Lab Theatre

Spring Director's Workshop

Productions TBA. 
April 24–27, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Studio Theatre