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Announcing Our 48th Season!

Evening of Short Plays: The African American Experience
September 22-25; Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Stephen  D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.

The theme is an emphasis on African American life. All are welcome to join the Drama Center Playwright’s Forum who write and produce the plays. Plays are 10-15 minutes long and each one is original, creative, and great for sparking discussion. It’s a unique and fun theatre experience.

Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures
October 7-9; Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am and 2 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $8
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St.
This is a delightful new version of Kenneth Grahame’s always popular The Wind in the Willows. Toad of Toad Hall is an eccentric but likable chap. His latest craze involves cars, which he smashes up as fast as he gets them. That means trouble. His friends Badger, Rat, and Mole do their best to help, but after an uproarious courtroom scene, Toad ends up in prison. This predicament pleases his enemies, the weasels, and they take over Toad Hall and trash the place. Meanwhile, Toad escapes and meets up with his friends to devise a clever scheme to recapture Toad Hall.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
November 11-13 and 17-20; Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
This musical features a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of relationships. It explores the travails of dating, being stood up, falling in love, getting married, having children, and aging together. Along with spritely songs and universal observations, the show makes for a funny and thought-provoking event.

New Play Project: Night Music by David Brendan Hopes
January 19-22; Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
 
Night Music is a coming-of-age story about a pair of boyhood friends -- the
intense, intellectual Cleve, and easy-going, athletic Jesse. As the pair take a camping trip
in the mountains, young Philomela watches the play of their flashlights in the forest and
imagines she is seeing the love of her life. She is, but which one? It’s a story of growing
up and the rough choices that need to be made.

Short Tales
February 4-5; Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

This program mentors student directors and all of these short children’s plays are directed by area high school and college students interested in children’s theatre. The youth component of the Greensboro Fringe Festival, this program is a great opportunity for all children interested in being on stage.

Our Time, Our History, Our Legacy, a Tribute to African American History Through Music
February 23-26; Thursday to Sunday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students, Seniors & Smith Home Residents
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

The Drama Center’s We Are One group presents a special show to celebrate Black History Month with lively and authentic African American music, highlighting music through various stages of history including jazz, blues, folk, and rap.

Evening of Short Plays
March 9-12, Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10

Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.
The second Evening of Short Plays by the Playwright’s Forum is an open and
non-themed program where anything goes. Short plays of all types are welcome and you never know what to expect. Raucous, fun, unique, and original are just a few of the fitting descriptions.

The Princess and the Pea
March 17-19, Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am and 2 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $8
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St.

The show is a musical comedy version of the charming Hans Christian Andersen classic about Prince Peter’s search for a true princess. The kingdom can only remain free as long as there is a royal king and queen on the throne. But only a true princess will feel the magic pea through a bed piled high with mattresses. A wicked witch is lurking in the forest, hoping to capture the throne for herself. Young audiences will delight in the comic characters and exciting story.

More Fun Than Bowling
April 21-23, and 27-30; Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center 200 N. Davie St.
A funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy shows us that life and certainly death is a lot like bowling.

Shakin’ the Mess Out of Misery
May 4-7, Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students, Seniors & Smith Home Residents
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.
We Are One presents a story of a young black girl's coming of age in the South during the 1960s. The main character and 25-year-old narrator, Daughter, was raised by women in the community. As Daughter remembers stories these women told her when she was a child, she becomes a child again and relives her vivid memories of growing up.

The Taming of the Shrew - Youth Shakespeare*
May 19-21; Friday to Sunday at 5:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $8
Tanger Bicentenniel Gardens, 1105 Hobbs Rd.

This is William Shakespeare’s play about the universal and ongoing battle of the sexes. Sweet Bianca can’t marry until her older sister Kate finds a husband. But Kate is headstrong with a reputation for being wild. Can the confident Petrucchio tame her as he claims he can? This is a shortened version for young people in grades 4-9. Bring a picnic and enjoy.

Barnum
July 14-16 and 20-23; Thursday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Students and Seniors
On Thursday, July 20 all tickets are $5!
Weaver Academy Theatre, 200 S. Spring St.
The show chronicles the life of circus showman P.T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835-1880 in America and major cities worldwide where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. Characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns, as well as real-life personalities such as Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb.

The Tempest, Summer Shakespeare in the Park
July 28-30; Friday to Sunday at 5:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Barber Park, 1500 Dans Rd.
Believed to be written later in his career, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about magic, spirits, love, power, and forgiveness. The play takes place on a deserted island where plots are hatched and love blooms. Real and mystical strange creatures abide. The sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso to the island. His machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. This is a collaboration between the Drama Center and Guilford County Schools.
* This show may take place at the new LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro. Call 336-373-2026 to confirm.

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For more information on shows or auditions, call 336-373-2026 or e-mail us.

 

Last updated: 10/20/2016 1:10:49 PM