2021- 2022 Season

Following the government and campus, guidelines for doing what we do in the age of a global pandemic, we are currently planning on presenting our season's offerings in a face-to-face setting.  MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.  SKAZKI, an original work for young audiences, will be presented live in Sawyer Theatre, but streamed to schools within our region.  We will update the plan as conditions warrant.   

Offerings and streaming dates of our season are subject to change.

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Upcoming Productions: 

UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Lindsey Ferrentino

September 16-18, 20-21, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3 PM
Sawyer Theatre

UGLY LIES THE BONE virtual playbill

Newly discharged soldier Jess has finally returned to her Florida hometown.  She brings with her not only vivid memories of Afghanistan, but also painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred.  Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has.  Through the use of virtual reality therapy, she builds a new world where she can escape her pain.  As Jess advances farther in the virtual world, she begins to restore her relationships, her life, and, slowly, herself.

Winner 2014 Woodward/Newman Drama Award
Winner 2015 Laurent/Hatcher Special Citation of Excellence
Finalist 2015 Susan Blackburn Prize
2015 Kilroys List 

This production contains mature themes and language, PG.

FALL DANCES: IDENTITIES

October 21 - 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre

Fall Dances: Identities is a collection of concert dance works and dance films created by VSU Dance Faculty. Join us as we explore the many facets of identity and discover what makes us who we are through self expression, empowerment, and community, presented to you in the comfort of your home. Dances will provoke, inspire, liberate, and leave audiences in awe as dances weave storytelling, abstract thought, and superb artistry on the stage and in film.

This production contains mature themes and language, PG.

THE COUNTRY WIFE
by William Wycherley

November 11-13, 15-16, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3 PM
Sawyer Theatre

Considered by many to be William Wycherley’s finest play, The Country Wife is a rollicking sex comedy, that has both delighted and scandalized audiences since its first appearance onstage in 1675. Infamous playboy Harry Horner is a man with a plan – to seduce as many of London’s ladies as possible. To insure his plan is a success, he spreads the rumor that he is . . . unable to perform. . . in order to gain unlimited access to the wives and daughters of the most prominent businessmen of the city. Margery Pinchwife is the naïve but lusty young bride of one of the most jealous men in London, who arrives from the country eager to discover all the delights that the big city has to offer. When the two meet hilarity ensues, in this comedic romp filled with over the top characters, extraordinary wit, saucy innuendo, and bawdy intrigue. 

This production contains mature themes, PG.

SKAZKI
Theatre For Young Audiences Tour
by Dr. Melissa Rynn Porterfield and Dr. Chip Crane

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2 PM
Sawyer Theatre

This year’s Theatre for Young Audiences offering will be a new play by Dr. Melissa Rynn Porterfield and Dr. Chip Crane, featuring original adaptations of classic Russian fairytales designed to spark the imaginations of the young and the young at heart. Audiences will be transported into the magical worlds of these classic tales filled with brave heroes and heroines, enchanted creatures, and fearsome villains. 

This production is suitable for audiences of all ages, G.

THE WOLVES
by Sarah DeLappe

February 24-26, 28 - March 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3 PM
Lab Theatre

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girl’s indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

Finalist for 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 

This production contains adult language and themes, R.

9 to 5

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt, April 2009
Orchestrator Bruce Coughlin
Arrangements and Additional Orchestrations Stephen Oremus & Alex Lacamoire

April 14-16, 18-20, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Nominated for four 2009 Tony Awards including Best Original Score by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5 The Musical includes such songs as "Backwoods Barbie," "Heart to Hart," "Get Out and Stay Out," and the rousing title song. 

This production contains mature themes and language, PG.