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Drama Center Logo2019-20 Season


Celebrating 51 years bringing more Drama into your life! Print out this flyer and full schedule.

Educational Touring Shows

Shows available to visit area schools. Call 336-373-2728 for pricing and booking. 

Elementary School Show: The Fisherman and His Wife by Larry and Vivian Snipes
An enchanted fish grants a fisherman three wishes. He and his wife use it to gain power and wealth. Eventually, they both learn the perils of greed and selfishness. The audience provides sound effects, scenery and even become characters. A study guide is available.

Middle and High School Show: Romeo and Juliet, A 45 minute Foray by Rosina Whitfield 
Interspersing modern and Shakespearean language, this play is part narration, part perspective, and part original Shakespeare. It’s a great introduction to the full play and will excite students about studying the Bard. It includes humor, sword fighting, and yes, even kissing. 

Regular Season Shows

The Pirates Jules, created by Sally Kinka
October 11-12, 18-19
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am

Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. 
Suggested Donation $5
Come along for the voyage as a band of wacky pirates follow young Julia through some fun-filled clues to find her father’s treasure. This dastardly group of buccaneers will remind us all to make the best of the here and now, and appreciate the treasure of family and friends.

The Princess and the Goblin by Kendra Thomas, based on the book by George MacDonald 
October 25-27
Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm   
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 West Market St.
Tickets: $8
When confronting a nasty troupe of goblins (who are more silly than scary) a princess learns how to conquer her fears and become self-reliant. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to the show. Treats will be on hand. 

Stage Fright! An Evening of Short Plays.
October 24-27
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.   
Suggested Donation: $10

A showcase from our Playwright’s Forum, this is a series of short plays featuring the spooky and eerie for Halloween.  

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, adapted by John Minigan
November 21-24
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm  
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.    
Tickets: $5-$15

In Shakespeare’s gender bending comedy Viola, dressed as a man, falls for Orsino and thinking Viola is a man, Olivia falls for her. Meanwhile, Maria is secretly in love with Sir Toby and Malvolio is secretly in love with Olivia.  It’s a true mix up with lots of hilarious twists and turns.

Bags of Skin by Pete Turner
January 16-19
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm  
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.    
Suggested donation: $10

This play was the winner of the 2019 new play competition and will  kickoff  the 18th annual Fringe Festival. In the span of just three therapy sessions, who can possibly convince a man born with one hand that a divine being exists?  Does a man with dwarfism, or a woman with a twisted spine have a chance?  Or will the one-handed man pull the others into his own dark abyss? This is a dark comedy full of uncomfortable laughs.  

Short Tales For Children 
February 1-2
Saturday and Sunday 2 pm 
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.
Suggested donation: $5

This is a series of short plays performed by children and directed by Theatre College and high school students.  Everyone who auditions is cast.  It’s a fun learning win-win for everyone.   

All Abilities Actors Legion (AAAL) Show
February 21-23
Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm.
Caldcleugh Multicultural Art Center, 1700 Orchard St. 
Suggested donation: $5

This original show is created by the AAAL program. The group meets every week with mentors to develop a story and stage it.  

Rainbow Fish the Musical by Austin Zumbro, based on the book by Marcus Pfister 
March 13-15
Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 West Market St.
Tickets: $8
Based on the popular children’s book, this delightful musical features a beautiful fish who is vain, selfish, and bullies others. By experiencing life changing undersea adventures she discovers that sharing and kindness are the ways to finding friendship and a fulfilling life.  

Evening of Short Plays #39
March 26-29
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.   
Suggested donation: $10
A showcase from our Playwright’s Forum.  

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler    
April 2-5
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.
Tickets: $5-$15
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, the play explores consensual and non consensual sexual experiences.

Hallelujah Girls by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten     
April 23-26
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm  
    
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.  
Tickets: $5-$15
From the creators of the wildly funny “Dixie Swim Club” comes another hilarious southern comedy.  The action takes place in the Spa-Dee-Dah, an abandoned church turned into a day spa where friends meet every Friday. Relationships are in all conditions.  By the time they rally to overcome their obstacles, you’ve got a side splitting comedy. that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”

Acting Can Be Murder by Eddie McPherson       
May 7-10
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St.  
Tickets: $5-$15

A knock out, door slamming mistaken identity farce. Dolores Gordon is always cast as the understudy in the local community theatre productions. She decides the only road to stardom is to murder the lead actress, which she does, or thinks she does. The rest is madcap action that will keep the audience laughing.

The Sound of Music by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
July 16-19
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm    
Wellspring Theatre, 4100 Wellspring Dr.
Tickets: $5-$20

This is the famous story of the Von Trappe Singers. A young nun leaves the convent to become a nanny to a motherless brood and falls in love with the father. The rest is history.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield 
July 23-26
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6 pm
Barber Park, 1500 Barber Park Dr.
Suggested Donation: $10
All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are performed in 97 minutes. In a wildly hilarious way, the show parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them performed in a comically shortened or merged form.

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