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Wofford Theatre Presents: A Season of Justice (2017-18)

All performances will take place in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts:
130 Memorial Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Parking for our patrons is available behind the building, and entrances to both the Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre and the Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre are located on the ground floor.

 Please note that same-day online ticket sales close at 6 PM, and the Arts Center box office opens at 7 PM. Tickets purchased in advance will be released five minutes prior to starting time. No admission will be permitted after the show has begun.

Antigone

By Sophocles
Directed by Mark Ferguson
 
Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre
November 2-4 & 8-11, 2017 at 8:00 PM
 
This haunting play tells the story of a kingdom ripped apart by civil war and violent discord within its royal family. As a new king attempts to assert his sovereignty, the power of the crown clashes with the strength of a fearless young woman’s convictions. Two and a half millennia after Antigone was first performed, its driving question is no less relevant – how do we enact justice in a world where what is right and what is law are not always the same?

 

M. Butterfly

By David Henry Hwang
A Pulp Theatre Production
 
Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre
January 25-27, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Inspired by real life events, David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfly tells the spellbinding story of an illicit, long-standing love affair between a French diplomat and a beautiful Chinese opera performer who harbors more than one explosive secret. This January, director Mae Hoffman, a senior Theatre major at Wofford, leads the student-run Pulp Theatre team as they bring to life Hwang’s unforgettable meditation on gender politics, sexuality, race, and power. 

 

True West

By Sam Shepard

Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre
February 28-March 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM
March 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM

In this groundbreaking performance, Wofford faculty members Daniel Day and Mark Ferguson will take to the stage together for the first time as warring brothers Austin and Lee. Turmoil bubbles just below the surface for these two unforgettable characters, as their aspirations clash and collide during a fateful weekend that will change their lives irrevocably. As lofty hopes turn to crushing blows, Austin and Lee ask themselves, is it possible to cling to an ideal of justice when the call of the lawless desert becomes impossible to resist? 
 

Tartuffe

By Molière 
Directed by Tristan Krebs

Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre
April 19-21 & 25-28, 2018 at 8 PM

In this timeless French comedy of manners, a wealthy patriarch is duped into opening his home to a con artist who masquerades as a religious man of unimpeachable piety. Convincing his gullible host that his intentions are pure, Tartuffe visits chaos upon the household before finding his wits unexpectedly matched. Fast-paced and full of surprises, Tartuffe is packed with sensational plot twists, raucous humor, and incisive social commentary, which combine to make this seventeenth century masterpiece a comedy for the ages, one that challenges audiences to consider the question, how do we fight for truth and justice when those around us are determined to cling to convenient untruths? 

The How to Be a Kid Show

By Kerry Ferguson

Sallenger Sisters Black Box Theatre
May 10-11 at 6 PM
May 12 at 2 PM and 6 PM

Every Saturday afternoon, a group of weird and wonderful kids gather in Eddie's garage to hang out and play. This week, they are going above and beyond to put on a hilarious and (informative!) game show starring contestants who have to figure out some of the biggest secrets of Being a Kid. The players have to think fast, work as a team, and use their imaginations — but that’s perfect, because that’s what kids do best. Who will get in trouble? Who will win? And maybe most importantly…who will bring the snacks?

Bring the whole family and join the "neighborhood crew" for this brand new, high energy, family-friendly show. Kerry Ferguson’s Theatre for Youth class is proud to premiere this play which is geared specifically towards 4-9-year-olds, but will be fun for ALL ages.

And be sure to arrive early – admission is free, but seating is limited!
Past Productions
Once Upon a Mattress (off)
Jeremy Gourd is Bored, Bored, Bored! (off)
Criminals in Love-off
Hair (off)
The Good Woman of Setzuan (off)
Sundays at Four (off)
The Clean House (off)
Little Shop of Horrors (off)
The Shadow Box (off)
Silence (off)
Evil Dead (off)
Everybody Falls in Love with me (off)
Red Noses (off)
Urinetown (off)
Freakshow (off)
Rutabagas Royal Academy (off)
Big Love (off)
Flight of the Lawnchair Man (off)
Metamorphoses (off)
Criminal Genius (off)
Reefer Madness (off)
70 Scenes of Halloween (off)
Much Ado About Nothing (off)
Abby the Alien (off)
The Rocky Horror Show (off)
Connect a Memory (off)
Eurydice (off)
Into the Woods (off)
Betty's Summer Vacation (off)
The Visit (off)
Arcadia (off)
The Importance of Being Earnest (off)
Go to Bed, Amelia Red (off)
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum (off)
The Trojan Women (off)
A Murder of Crows (off)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile (off)
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Mailing Address:
Wofford Theatre
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre

The Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre is located in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts at Wofford College.

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Theatre Faculty

Dr. Mark Ferguson, Chair - 864.597.4081
Colleen M. Ballance - 864.597.4082
Kerry Ferguson - 864.597.4081
Daniel Day - 864.597.4078

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