Performances

2018-19 SEASON  

BOX OFFICE 

The Children's Hour

by Lillian Hellman

Critically acclaimed and award winning author Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour is a controversial, ground-breaking classic drama. The Children’s Hour is a powerful tale that centers on Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, two young women who have spent years working toward their dream of running a successful school for young ladies. But when one of their more troublesome students runs away, she creates a lie so shocking that it can only be whispered. The scandal that follows will throw their lives into turmoil and destroy everything they hold dear.

Advised for audiences 13+ years old.

October 4—7, 2018
Kimball Theatre
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

 
Dancevent

featuring Orchesis Mordern Dance Company

An concert of original works created by William & Mary dance faculty, and performed by faculty, guest artists, and members of Orchesis Modern Dance Company.

October 25—28, 2018
Kimball Theatre
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius sure to delight Williamsburg audiences this fall!

November 29—December 2, 2018
Kimball Theatre
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

 
Our Lady of 121st Street

By Stephen Adly Guirgis

After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the Funeral Home, there's a problem—her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard.

February 21—24, 2019
Kimball Theatre
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

 
An Evening of Dance

Featuring Orchesis Modern Dance Company

An Evening of Dance is an annual concert in which students explore and develop original choreography performed by their peers in the Orchesis Modern Dance Company, under the mentorship of the Dance faculty.

March 21—24, 2019
Kimball Theatre
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 4th!

 
Devised Theatre Piece 

William & Mary Theatre faculty and students will embark on a new collective creation, a devised piece of theatre set to premiere in April 2019. Devised theatre is a method of theatre-making in which the script or (if it is a predominantly physical work) performance score originates from collaborative, often improvisatory work by a performing ensemble. Students and faculty will collaborate to create this new work during Fall 2018 and early Spring 2019. Follow us on Facebook to see how the journey unfolds!

Stay tuned for more details regarding this work in the fall! 

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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.