2017-2018 Season

(Subject to change)

I and You

by Lauren Gunderson 

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as sardonic as Anthony is popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

From Playscripts.com

Please note, this production contains adult language and mature themes.

September 14-16 and 18-20, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Lab Theatre    

Connect / Kinect

The Annual Dance Concert

From the Oxford Dictionary:

   Connect: to bring together; to relate

   Kinesics: body movement and gesture as non-verbal communication

In the 2017-18 iteration of the Annual Dance Concert, the VSU Repertory Dancers will explore how we kinect; how dance and movement can bring us together and help us relate to one another

October 12-14,2017 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre    

THE IMAGINARY INVALID

by Moliere

The Imaginary Invalid is widely regarded as one of Moliere’s comic masterpieces.  In the play, Argan, a fearful but miserly hypochondriac, divides his time between summoning doctors to care for his ills and trying not to settle the resultant bills. He resolves to marry his daughter, Angélique, to a medical student, hoping to acquire unlimited access to gratis consultation. Argan’s household soon joins Angélique’s plan to teach her gullible father a lesson and marry the love of her life.

Adapted from NYU School of Medicine

November 9-11, 13-15, 2017 at 7:30 PM 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre  

Planets View from the Hubble Space Telescope

An original dance presentation for young audiences

Our good friend, Hubble, short for the Hubble Space Telescope, will narrate the distinctive aspects of each planet as seen through his lens, along with The Planets music composed by Gustav Holst.

VSU Theatre & Dance Area is committed to serving the young people of South Georgia and North Florida by bringing live theatrical events to them.  This tradition will continue this season with this presentation for young audiences. Educational lesson plans and creative classroom activities will be provided to participating schools addressing the characteristics of each planet and the importance of the Hubble Space Telescope. This performance is created with the Georgia Performance Standards for Fine Arts Education as its central focus.

February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 10:30  AM
Sawyer Theatre    

For tour information or to book a tour date for February or March, 2018, please contact Jacque Wheeler at (229) 333-5820.

Book of Days

by Lanford Wilson

Acclaimed by Frank Rich as "a writer who illuminates the deepest dramas of American life with poetry and compassion," Lanford Wilson is one of the most esteemed contemporary American playwrights of our time. Nowhere is this more evident than in his latest play, Book of Days, winner of the the Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association in 1998. 

Book of Days is set in a small town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw's St. Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done. 

From books.google.com

Please note, this production contains mature language and themes.

February 22-24, 26-28, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Lab Theatre    

All Shook Up

Inspired by and featuring the song of ELVIS PRESLEY
Book by JOE DIPIETRO

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

From Theatrical Rights Worldwide

April 5-7, 9-11, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
Sawyer Theatre