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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 VWC as well as a dynamic part of campus life and the liberal arts experience. Unless otherwise noted, all theatre productions are held in the Hofheimer Theatre in the Fine Arts Building.

2014-2015 Productions

"The 39 Steps" by Patrick Barlow

October 1-5, 2014

Showtimes:
Oct. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.

Summary:
During Homecoming & Parent Weekend, the Theatre Department will present its fall production, "The 39 Steps," by Patrick Barlow. A comedic tale of spies and murder, this melodrama is adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Directed by Associate Professor of Theater Travis Malone.  

Admission:
Public ticket prices range from $5-$10; free to the campus community (with ID).
Reservations recommended. Call 757.455.3381 or email tdhority@vwc.edu.


Fall One-Act Play Festival

November 19-21, 2014

Showtime:
7:30 p.m.

Summary:
A three-night extravaganza organized and directed by VWC theatre students. Specific play titles and nightly performance schedule to be announced.

Admission:
Free


"Distracted" by Lisa Loomer

March 4-8, 2015

Showtimes:
March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.; March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; March 8 at 2 p.m.

Summary:
Does nine-year-old Jesse have Attention Deficit Disorder? Mama thinks he might. Dad thinks, “He’s just a boy.” What should they try? Ritalin? Psychiatry? Homeopathy? Loomer’s depiction of a modern family in the high-tech, information-saturated fast-paced world we live in makes us wonder if we don’t all have ADD to some degree. Aren’t we all “Distracted”? What would it take to make us “un-plug” from our 24/7 digital world? VWC's spring production is directed by Professor of Theatre Sally Shedd. Note: this production contains adult language and situations.

Admission:
Public ticket prices range from $5-$10; free to the campus community (with ID).
Reservations recommended. Call 757.455.3381 or email tdhority@vwc.edu.

Want to be a part of the onstage action?

Casting
The VWC Theatre Department conducts open auditions the first week of the fall and spring semesters. Auditions for parts are open to any auditioners. We also conduct color/gender-blind casting. We have a very short rehearsal period, so some actors may not be cast just based on availability. Knowing your schedule and accurately charting that on your audition form is critically important to the director. It is the actor's responsibility to work out conflicts.

Rehearsals
Rehearsal times will vary for the first two weeks of rehearsal. You may not be called every night. However, all actors are expected to be at rehearsals as called. Rehearsals will be scheduled based on cast availability. All cast members are expected to be available for all dress/technical rehearsals and all performances.

Course Credit
Any VWC student participating in a Mainstage Theatre production is eligible to enroll in TH130: "Rehearsal and Performance" (2 credit hours). A student must take the course two times (in two separate productions) to receive the Generals Studies (A)esthetics credit. Enrollment is through consent of the director and workload varies based on role and credit load. Rehearsal and Performance credit may be sought for students who wish to take a role in the backstage production work. Requests for TH130 must be completed by the end of the first week of classes.

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