Theatre at Mary Baldwin2018-19 season
The Mary Baldwin University Theatre Department, in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, plays host to five or more student productions a year. This versatile and intimate black box theatre produces dramas, comedies, experimental plays, and at least one musical per academic year. It is also home to the biennial student-directed One Act Festival held during May Term. As one of the many local theaters in the Staunton area, the Mary Baldwin Theatre Department is a haven for the avid theatre-goer.
All Shows run Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Building.
Oct. 3-7, 2018
An evening of one-act by David Ives
Directed by JP Sheidler
Come spend a night in the eccentric world of American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist David Ives, a master of the short form. These individual one acts open brief windows on quirky, irreverent and magical moments which touch us deeper than we often first realize.
Nov. 14-18, 2018
Lady Percy by Mairin O’Hagan and Sarah Anson, Music by Jeff Carpenter
Directed by Terry Southerington
In its world premiere, inspired by Shakespeare’s Henry IVs, here is the story from the viewpoint of the women–Lady Percy, Glendwr’s daughter Caitlan, and the women of Northumberland and Wales, their stories and their songs. Lady Percy reinvents the story to honor modern values of gender equality and cultural diversity.
Feb. 8-10 and 13-17, 2019
Flora The Red Menace
Directed by Matt Davies
Musical direction by Anne Wick
Aspiring fashion illustrator Flora Mezaros falls for an idealistic young Communist in Depression-era New York in this early Kander and Ebb musical, which made a star of Liza Minnelli and inspired Cabaret and Chicago. As Ideals and ideologies collide, will Flora find herself on the “long march” to happiness or a short road to ruin?
April 3-7, 2019
The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe
Directed by Shaina Riddle
Serving as an elaborate satire of the prominent themes and identities of African-American culture, this 1986 play is set in a fictional museum where iconic African-American figures are kept for public consumption. Told in a series of eleven exhibits, it explores themes of racism, stereotypes, intra-community conflicts in African-American culture, and the ongoing legacy of slavery and segregation.
May 8-12, 2019
The Play’s The Thing
Student-directed new one-act play festival.