UMW Department of Theatre & Dance Brings Back “Always…Patsy Cline”

Photo by Geoff Greene.

In response to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, the University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance is bringing “Always…Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley back to Klein Theatre. Performances will be July 9-12, July 16-19, and July 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., and July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 2 p.m. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Closes 2013-14 Season with Production of “Lysistrata”

UMW's production of "Lysistrata" opens Thursday, April 10. Photo by Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will debut “Lysistrata” as its final show of the 2013-2014 season. Performances will be April 10-12 and April 16-19 at 8 p.m., and April 13 and 19 at 2 p.m. in duPont Hall’s Klein Theatre. … [Read more...]

UMW Continues Season with “Always…Patsy Cline”

Photo by Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2013-2014 season with a production of  “Always…Patsy Cline.” … [Read more...]

UMW Continues Theater Season with “Spring Awakening”

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The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2013-2014 season with a production of the rock musical “Spring Awakening.” … [Read more...]

“The Miss Firecracker Contest” Kicks Off UMW Theatre Season

"The Miss Firecracker Contest" runs from September 19 through September 29.

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance kicked off its 2013-14 season with “The Miss Firecracker Contest.” Performances were Sept. 19-21 and Sept. 26-28 at 8 p.m., and Sept. 22, 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre. … [Read more...]

UMW Continued Theatre Season with Production of “Harvey”

UMW's production of "Harvey" opens Feb. 14

The University of Mary Washington‘s Department of Theatre & Dance continued its 2012-2013 season with a production of “Harvey,” a comedy by Mary Chase. Performances were Feb. 14 to 24 in DuPont Hall’s Klein Theatre. “Harvey” is a comedy about Elwood P. Dowd and his companion, Harvey, a six-and-a-half foot tall invisible rabbit. Dowd’s sister, Veta, is worried that if she does not get him committed he will ruin the family’s social reputation. When she brings him to the sanitarium she is mistaken for a patient and is admitted instead. As the doctors try to right their wrongs, everyone begins to realize that Harvey may be more real than they ever anticipated. Mary Chase, an American journalist and playwright, wrote “Harvey” in 1944. The play premiered on Broadway later that year and became one of the longest running shows on Broadway after nearly four and a half years of performances. Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for “Harvey” in 1945. The production is directed by Gregg … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Ended Season with ‘Hedda Gabler’

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The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre and Dance concluded its 2011-12 season with a production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler,” adapted by Jon Robin Baitz. Performances ran from Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 22 in Klein Theatre. “Hedda Gabler,” set in Norway in the late 1800s, tells the story of George Tesman, a scholar and aspiring professor, and his new wife Hedda.  Hedda’s life with George has left her bored and dissatisfied, so when Eilert Lovborg, George’s academic rival and Hedda’s old flame, re-emerges as a successful writer, Hedda decides to stir up trouble. Little does Hedda know that her desire for an exciting life will lead to an end that no one could have foreseen. Since the first performance in Munich, Germany, in 1890, “Hedda Gabler” has had numerous productions in the U.S. and abroad. The most recent Broadway production, revived by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre in 2009, starred Tony Award winner … [Read more...]