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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 Virginia Wesleyan. Unless otherwise noted, all theatre productions are held in the Hofheimer Theatre in the Fine Arts Building. Reservations are recommended: call 757.455.3381, email tdhority@vwc.edu, or visit ShowTix4U.com.

2015-2016 Productions

"Almost Maine" by John Cariani

September 30-October 3, 2015
Explore love and loss in this romantic comedy that takes place in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. Directed by VWC Professor of Theatre Sally Shedd. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater. Public ticket prices range from $10-15; free to the VWC community with ID. Reservations are recommended: call 757.455.3381, email tdhority@vwc.edu, or visit ShowTix4U.com.

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

Fall One-Act Play Festival

November 19-20, 2015
This two-night extravaganza, produced and directed by VWC theatre students, offers a variety of plays from thought-provoking dramas to side-splitting comedies. Play titles and performance schedule to be announced. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater and are free to all.

Showtimes:
Nov. 19-20 at 7:30 p.m.

"Urinetown" by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann

March 2-6, 2016
In a Gotham-like city, a 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, making private toilets unthinkable in this satirical comedy musical. Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Travis Malone. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater. Public ticket prices range from $10-15; free to the VWC community with ID. Reservations are recommended: call 757.455.3381, email tdhority@vwc.edu, or visit ShowTix4U.com.

Showtimes:
March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; March 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and March 6 at 2 p.m.

Want to be a part of the onstage action?

Casting
The 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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