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Drama Center Logo2018-19 Season


Celebrating our 50th season! Print out this flyer and full schedule.

Dear Math by Jennifer Hoppins Touring Show
Introduce elementary school students to the magic of live theatre. The Drama Center Children’s Theatre presents Dear Math Following our successful touring show of King Midas last year, we have a new offering for school age children. Math can be fun? When two friends join forces to tackle math anxiety, they encounter a mystical guide and embark on a mysterious exploration. A beautiful combination of math and theatre that has lots of audience participation, and will leave children laughing and learning. Reasonably priced.

Call 336-373-2974 to book us.

Evening of Short Plays #37
October 4-7
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Suggested Donation $10
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

Flight delayed? Cancelled? Right on schedule? Everyone’s been stuck at the airport! An evening of new original plays set in an airport bar, by the Drama Center Playwright’s Forum. Shows run the gamut of theater possibilities: comedies, dramas, absurdist plays, and even musicals. 

The Uuuugly Duckling by Eugene Jackson
October 12-14
Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm
All Tickets: $8
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College, 815 W. Market St.

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Mama Duck is puzzled by one duckling’s size and looks. The barnyard concludes the eggs were mixed up. The duckling sets off to find out who she is. This charming play about love and acceptance features grand adventures and irresistible characters that will delight everyone.

Midsummer Jersey by Ken Ludwig
November 29 to December 2
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors, $5 Thursday
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

From playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor), Midsummer Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in a modern-day seaside town, there’s the impending marriage of the governor, love affairs of four high school crushes, and a lively crew of fairies. The night is full of magic and mayhem. A teen production. 

Triad Stage is producing the original A Midsummer Night’s Dream October 28 to November 28.  To receive a 15 percent discount off tickets for both shows and dinner at Café Europa and White and Wood Restaurant, please pick up a punch card at any of the four venues and take it with you to all four places.

Starbright by Sean David Robinson 
January 17-20
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Suggested Donation: $10 
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

Winner of the 2019 New Play Project and the kickoff to the 17th annual Fringe Festival. Grace, an astronomer, is reeling from the death of her eight-year-old daughter Abigail. When Abigail appears, it forces Grace to question everything she knows about the universe.

Short Tales for Children 
February 2-3, 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. 

Evening of Short Plays #38
March 14-17
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Suggested Donation $10
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

The Drama Center Playwright’s Forum hosts its second Evening of Short Plays of the season. This series is very different from the shows presented in the fall. You never know what to expect, but we promise an original and entertaining theatre experience.

Purlie
Book by Ossie Davis and Phillip Rose, lyrics by Peter Udell, music by Gary Geld
March 28-31
Thursday through Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Tickets $15 adults, $10 students andseniors, $5 children and Smith Home residents
Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

A wild, outrageous musical full of fantasy and unique in style. Purlie Victorious has come back home to reacquire the local church. An inheritance would supply the needed cash, but when Purlie schemes to claim it, events take a wild turn.

Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical 
Adaptation and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, music by Zina Goldrich
April 5-7
Friday 7:30 pm; Saturday 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday 2 pm
All Tickets: $8
Odell Auditorium, Greensboro College

Junie B. Jones, The Musical is a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical musical. It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade. Friendships abruptly change, and challenges arise. Life will never be the same. It’s a terrific show for the whole family.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
May 16-19
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 students and seniors, $5 Thursday
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

There’s an incessant ringing cell phone at a table in a quiet café. Exasperated, a customer grabs the phone only to find out the intended recipient is, well, um, dead. By answering, she gets drawn into his life in this zany, imaginative comedy.

Shakespeare-At-Hand by Rosina Whitfield
May 30 to June 2
Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Suggested Donation: $10 
Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St.

As the Bard Turns and Romeo and Juliet, a 45-minute Foray are published plays designed to create enthusiasm for Shakespeare by young people. Both shows have been performed across the country for many years.

Annie
Book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
July 11-14
Thursday 6:30; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm 
Weaver Academy Theatre, 300 S. Spring St.
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, $5 children and Thursday performance

The winner of seven Tony’s and one of the greatest musical hits ever written. With pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie escapes to find a new home in this family-friendly musical.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare
July 25-28
Thursday to Sunday, 6 pm
Location TBA

"To be or not to be?" The most famous words in the English language are spoken in William Shakespeare’s masterpiece of indecision, revenge, retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty, the supernatural, love, death, fate, and even comedy. Hamlet mourns both his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage to his uncle. The ghost of his father tells him he was poisoned. Hamlet swears revenge, and the intrigue begins. A collaboration with The Drama Center and Guilford County Schools.

 

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