2017-2018 Production Season

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Richard R. George

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory PosterBased on the popular novel by Roald Dahl
Directed by Todd Siff
Taylor Theatre
2 pm on November 11,12,18
7:30 pm on November 11 & 18
9:30 am and 12 noon November 14-17

Charlie is one of five kids who win a chance to tour Willy Wonka’s mysterious candy-making operation. While the other children are never satisfied with what they have, Charlie is grateful and amazed by the incredible experience. Is his kind heart the key to to unlocking Wonka’s prize? Will all of his dreams come true? Travel with us through the infamous Chocolate Factory to find out for yourself!

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Heathers, The Musical by Kevin Murphy and Lawrence O’Keefe

HeathersPoster_posterDirected by Virginia Hirsch
Taylor Theatre
7:30 pm on February 15 (Pay What You Can Preview)
7:30 pm on February 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24
2 pm on February 18

Based on the 1980’s cult film, Heathers, the Musical chronicles Veronica -who hates the social hierarchy of high school. Who doesn’t? But when she finally gets a taste of popularity she learns that it comes at quite a cost. In her attempt to break the status quo, she accidentally creates a new one. A status quo of death. Witness teen angst in its highest form, as Veronica puts the popular kids in their place- six feet under.

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NCTYP Spring Tour
Stuart Little

stuart littleby E.B. White with the fantasy adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette
Directed by James MacFarlane

Stuart Little jumps off the page and onto the stage in this adaptation of this classic children’s story of a courageous and spunky little mouse. Intended for audiences four years old and up.
If interested in booking the touring theatre production, please call 336-334-4015 and/or if you are interested in attending at UNCG’s Taylor Theatre, call 336-334-4392.

Taylor Theatre
March 13-16 at 9:30 and 12 noon
March 17 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
March 18 at 2 pm

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Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

Clybourne-Poster-posterDirected by Jennifer Jellicorse
Taylor Theatre
April 18 at 7:30 pm ( Pay What You Can Preview)
April 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm
April 20, at 10 am
April 22 at 2 pm

Clybourne Park shows the dynamics of racial tension in a Chicago neighborhood over the span of 50 years. With artistic homage to Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking play, A Raisin in the Sun, this dynamic and powerful story is sure to engage audiences. The racially charged transactions tell the story of a home and a neighborhood, as well as the sense of history and entitlement people hang on to, even in the ever-shifting physical boundaries of the American cultural landscape.

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Studio Series presented in The Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre

(formerly Brown Building Theatre)

Big Love by Charles L. Mee

Big Love PosterDirected by Jennifer Jellicorse
October 19, 20, & 21 at 7:30 pm
October 22 at 2 pm

In Charles Mee’s version of Aeschylus’s The Suppliants– we see fifty terrified brides fleeing an arranged marriage take refuge in an Italian Villa, with fifty angry grooms hot on their trail, hell-bent on reclaiming their “property.” As tensions rise and their trip down the aisle nears, sisters Tyona, Olympia, and Lydia hatch a desperate plan to escape the darker side of love and matrimony. This play blows open the gender divide and gives new meaning to “until death do us part.”

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Getting Out by Marsha Norman

poster for getting out production showing hands on fenceDirected by Virginia Hirsch
November 2, 3, & 4 at 7:30 pm
November 5 at 2 pm

After being released from prison, Arlene simply wants to put her past behind her, but she has to grapple with her demons in order to become the woman she wants to be. Ultimately the play, like life, offers no simple answers—but it conveys, with heartrending honesty and compassion, the struggle of someone fighting for her life against incredible odds.

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Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Silent-Sky-posterDirected by Christine Morris
March 15, 16, & 17 at 7:30 pm
March 18 at 2 pm

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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