Wofford Theatre will change you. It will transform your heart, your body, and your mind.
Play by John Logan, Directed by Mark Ferguson
Tony Award for Best play 2010
October 7 - 11 & 14 - 15, 2014 at 8pm
Tony White Theatre
"What do you see?" Famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko asks his young assistant, Ken, a loaded question. What is art? And who gets to decide anyway? It's 1958, and Rothko has just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He and Ken work feverishly in his New York studio—until Ken begins to realize his answers to those fundamental questions about art are very different than his mentor's. This beautiful, tightly constructed play is about the work of the artistic process, the artist’s responsibility to self and society, and the costs of daring to aspire to actual greatness. Winner of six Tony Awards, this sizzling 90-minute drama is one of the most intellectually riveting shows in recent memory.
Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Crimes of the Heart
March 19 - 21 & 25 - 28, 2015
In this deeply touching Southern Gothic comedy, three young sisters reunite in their Mississippi hometown to await news of their hospitalized grandfather -- and that's just the start of their very bad day. With emotional troubles in the past and immediate troubles with the law, each of the dysfunctional Magrath sisters is forced to face the consequences of her crimes of the heart. Imaginative and hilarious, unpredictable and moving, this play is a contemporary classic, honoring playwright Beth Henley with both a Pulitzer Prize and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award -- and later becoming an Academy Award-nominated film starring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek. The New York Post noted, "It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it ... it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in theater to not see this play."