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Announcing Our 49th Season!



Touring Show: King Midas and the Touch of Gold
Introduce elementary school students to the magic of live theatre. The Drama Center Children’s Theatre presents King Midas and the Touch of Gold, a lively, humorous version of the Greek myth. Loaded with audience participation, lots of laughs, and a wonderful moral about the perils of greed, this show can come to your school any time during the 2017-18 school year. Download this flyer for more information.

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
October 6-8 and 12-15
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets: $15 adult, $10 students and seniors, $5 for everyone on Thursday
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.
A delicious murder mystery by the queen of the genre. Miss Blalock sees in the local newspaper that a murder will take place in her home later that day. How can that be? Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to help solve the crime. This is a teen production. 

Stage Fright!
October 26-29 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.
Prepare for a scary, spooky theatre experience just in time for Halloween. A series of original one-act plays from our own Greensboro Playwrights Forum. Come at your own risk. 

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, adapted by John Minigan
November 10-12
Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Tickets: $8
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 Market St.

A youth version of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy featuring mistaken identities, wild mishaps, and slapstick farce. Comedy is part of the title for a reason. Appropriate for all ages and anyone who likes to laugh.

Remembering Christmas by Angela Tripp
December 8-10
Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets: $10, $5 for students, seniors, and Greensboro Housing Authority residents
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

An original musical celebrating the season. A nostalgic look at the annual holiday pageant that everyone had to do growing up. With laughter and music, the show will stir up memories as well as create joy and anticipation for the upcoming holiday. 

Boxes and Baggage by Amy Da Luz
January 18-21
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

This stripped-down story is about an elemental journey to an unknown destination taken by four strangers Cilla, Clara, Matt, and Marc. A surrealist adventure that follows the men and women as they journey to a place they all share an instinct to find, but have no idea what or where it is. They are challenged throughout the adventure, by disasters and each other, to leave their comfort zones and keep moving. Kicks off the 16th annual Greensboro Fringe Festival.

Short Tales for Children
February 3 and 4, 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $5
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

One of our best educational programs of the year. A series of short children’s plays directed by UNCG Theatre education majors and other eligible aspiring directors. A great way to get started for both young actors and directors.

Rumpelstiltskin is My Name by Vera Morris
March 9-11
Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets: $8
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 Market St.

A rollicking musical version of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale. A peasant girl must spin straw into gold to become a princess. A strange little man appears seemingly to rescue her. Filled with toe-tapping tunes, wacky characters and magic, this is a fun-filled musical for the whole family.

Evening of Short Plays #37
March 22-25
Thursday through Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.
Be the first to see these plays. Original work featuring local playwrights from our Playwrights Forum who have a chance to premiere on our stage. Comedies, dramas, and everything in between. 

R.U.R. by Karel Capek 
April 20-22 and 26-29
Thursdays 6:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm; Sundays 2 pm 
Tickets: $15 adult, $10 student and seniors 
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) is a 1920 science fiction play by the Czech writer Karel Capek. It introduced the word "robot" to the English language and science fiction. The roboti (robots) are made from synthetic organic matter. They seem happy to work for humans at first, but they become more and more disenfranchised. R.U.R. is dark, but is not without hope for humanity.

Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage
May 10-13
Thursday through Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 on Thursday and for Greensboro Housing Authority residents
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

The show is produced in collaboration with Scrapmettle Performing Arts. Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the south and the increasing dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of the Homestead Act and went west to build new lives. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves. Set in 1898, Flyin’ West is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
July 13-15 and 19-22
6 pm 
Suggested Donation: $10
LeBauer Park, 208 N. Davie St.

Bring a picnic or buy one from on-site vendors and celebrate the bard. It is Shakespeare’s mystical, magical fantasy, featuring sprites, fairies, and a cast of comic love-struck characters. This production is a collaboration with Guilford County Schools, but is open to all. In case of rain, the show will be next door in the Van Dyke Theatre in the Greensboro Cultural Center.

Print out this flyer and full schedule of our 49th season. 

For more information on shows or auditions, call 336-335-6426 or e-mail us.

 

Last updated: 10/25/2017 10:28:12 AM