2018-2019 Season

(Subject to change)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY

by Amanda Green, Doug Wright, Trey Anastasio

September 20-22, 24-25, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre
1st Floor, VSU Fine Arts Building

For 10-hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it.  Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it.  In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
Inspired by the true events of the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S. R. Bindler, produced by Kevin Morris and Bindler

Adapted from samuelfrench.com 

Please note, this production contains mature language and themes.

FALL DANCES

A Dual Program Presented at Alternating Performances:

DIVERGE

DIVERGE is a presentation of new dances by VSU Professors Sarah Wildes Arnett and Geoffrey Reynolds.

Thursday, October 18 and Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sawyer Theatre
1st Floor, VSU Fine Arts Building

PIHOS A Moving Biography

PIHOS A Moving Biography is a documentary dance/film performance that focuses on the life of Melissa Pihos' father, Former All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Pete Pihos and his fight with Alzheimer's disease.

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre
1st Floor, VSU Fine Arts Building 

HOUSE OF DESIRES

by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
adapted by Catherine Boyle

November 8-10 and 12-13, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Romantic entanglements, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and duels in the dark - sound familiar?  But this delirious farce was written by a nun... in the 17th Century!  Once of the few plays of the era to be written by a woman, House of Desires tells the hilarious story of a scheming brother and sister who are entangled in a complicated web of love with four others, all hiding away under one roof.  Strict rules of honor and propriety mean that they are not allowed to be alone with one another, so, with the help of a few wily servants, mayhem ensues as all six lovers struggle to steal moments with each other, and we try to work out who really loves whom.

TORTOISE VS HARE 2: This Time It's Personal

by Sean Abley

This season's Theatre for Young Audiences presentation.

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:30  AM
Sawyer Theatre    
1st Floor, VSU Fine Arts Building

Everyone knows that the slow and steady Tortoise beat the bragging Hare in the famous race - but when their great grandkids are talked into a rematch, anything could happen.  The race will be on live TV and Ro-Shell and Jack's friends have a lot of ideas about how to win the race, but only good sportsmanship can win the day in this zany, lighthearted retelling of the classic fable.

Adapted from playscripts.cmo

For tour information or to book a tour date for February or March, 2019, please contact Jacque Wheeler at (229) 253-2914.

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

February 21-23, 25-26, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Lab Theatre
2nd Floor, VSU Fine Arts Building

The time is 1905, the place is New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes.  Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years.  One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and future.  Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she's saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for.  But when she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal she begins to dream of her own trousseau.

Adapted from dramatist.com

Please note, this production contains mature language and themes.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

A Musical by Rupert Holmes

April 4-6, 8-10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre
1st Floor, VSU Fine Arts Building

Based on Charles Dickens' final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer.  The tale is presented as a show within a show, as the Music Hall Royale - a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company - presents Dickens' brooding mystery.  Songs from the musical include "Perfect Strangers," "Don't Quit While You're Ahead," and "Moonfall."

Adapted from tamswitmark.com