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Recent Wofford Theatre Productions

"The Clean House" by Sarah Ruhl

March 2013

Like the last Ruhl play done at Wofford (Eurydice, 2009), The Clean House is a beautifully poetic and hilariously practical guide to living and dying. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times dubbed it a deeply romantic comedy, “…visionary, tinged with fantasy, extravagant in feeling, maybe a little nuts.”

"The Shadow Box" written by Michael Cristofer

November 2012

“You get tired of keeping it all inside,” says a terminally ill man in The Shadow Box, winner of both the Tony and the Pulitzer prize awards for best play in 1977, “but it’s like nobody wants to hear about it.”

"Little Shop of Horrors" written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman

January 2012

When Seymour Krelbourn, a clumsy flower shop employee, discovers a new species of plant, it seems like he’s found his way out of Skid Row and into the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. But things begin to get complicated when the plant starts talking...and demanding to be fed with human blood!

Wofford Pulp Theatre presents "Evil Dead The Musical"

January 2012

Directed by James Skinner ’12

This hilarious show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness, combining them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all times.

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes... and all to music.

An Evening of Short Plays

November 2011

As Tom Stoppard says,”Good things, when short, are twice as good.” The Ten-Minute Play is one of the most elegant, and some say the most difficult, of theatrical forms. Such brevity forces playwrights, directors, and actors to focus on exploring and revealing a single idea, intention, or moment. A full evening of these plays at Wofford Theatre offers audiences an unusual variety of sharp theatrical experiences: hilarious, sexy, terrifying, illuminating, confounding. The play festival will consist of 10-minute plays by a variety of faculty directors. 

Wofford Pulp Theatre presents URINETOWN

January 2011

Directed by Victoria Vaughn ’11

Wofford College's All-Student Theatre organization Pulp Theatre presents a hilarious Interim musical URINETOWN.

Freakshow

October 2010

Directed by James Skinner ’12

“Vaudeville placard: THE WOMAN WITH NO ARMS OR LEGS. Lights up slowly to reveal, atop a pedestal, A WOMAN WITH NO ARMS OR LEGS. She is dressed simply but well. After a while, she speaks.” 

“Freakshow” by acclaimed playwright Carson Kreitzer, puts the audience inside the tent of a traveling freakshow at the end of the 19th Century. Thrill to the exploits of Aquaboy — The Human Salamander! Don't look away: it's The Pinhead! And over there: it's Judith, The Dog-Faced Girl! The lives of four anatomic anomalies, two assistants and one domineering ringmaster, all freaks in their own way, are revealed in all their grim glory as they struggle to maintain the indelicate balances of performance and real life. Can the ringmaster keep his assortment of freaks together despite facing bankruptcy and the threat of desertion? Lust, love, comedy and tragedy converge as we discover that the struggles of these freaks are just as real as their interior and exterior disfigurements.

The American Shakespeare Center presents:

Macbeth & As You Like It

November 2010

After last year's amazing one-night performance of “The Knight of the Burning Pestle,” The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) returns this fall with two phenomenal productions of two Shakespearean classics. Don't miss this remarkable opportunity to see the work of one of the best professional Shakespeare repertory companies in the country!

Theatre for Youth

December 2010

Directed by Kerry Ferguson and Matt Giles ’07

Professor Kerry Ferguson with Matt Giles ’07 follows up on the success of “Go to Bed Amelia Red!” and “Abby the Alien” with a brand new original script for young audiences. The cool part about this show is that the Wofford fall 2010 theatre for youth class will create, write, and perform it. The show will be fun and funny, rated G, and perfect for children 3 to 93.

Big Love by Charles L. Mee

April 2010

Directed by Kerry Ferguson.

Big Love, by American playwright Charles L. Mee, is based on Aeschylus’ The Supplicants. It is about 50 brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their 50 cousins. The production takes the plot of the original Greek play into modern times, including such details as having the grooms ambush the brides by helicopter. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender, politics, love and domestic violence.

Pulp Theatre presented "Flight of the Lawnchair Man"

January 2010

Wofford College's All-Student Theatre organization Pulp Theatre presents an Interim musical directed by Kathleen Hearn. Hilarious, moving and wildly inventive, The Flight of the Lawnchair Man, is the perfect play for both dreamers and doers.

metamorphoses 

Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

With sweeping, universal themes and modern insight into Ovid's familiar myths of transformation, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses is an inspired fusion of music, movement, and classical storytelling. Based around a pool of water, the piece seamlessly moves the familiar tales of old from the page to the stage in a series of often surprising and always poignant vignettes. Metamorphoses is a profound reminder of our connection to myth, to our past, and to each other. 

"Reefer Madness"

Wofford students-produced theatre company presents Reefer Madness, a rollicking musical production satrizing the 1930's public service announcements that exposed the evils of marijuana, "creeping like a Communist, it's knocking at our doors, turning all our children into hooligans and whores!!!"

January 2009

Wofford students-produced theatre company presents Reefer Madness, a rollicking musical production satrizing the 1930's public service announcements that exposed the evils of marijuana, "creeping like a Communist, it's knocking at our doors, turning all our children into hooligans and whores!!!"
January 28-31, 2009 at 8 p.m.Tony White Theater, Campus Life Building