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Department of Theatre and Dance

Theatre News

Stay in the know about upcoming performances, key dates and learn about program accolades from the University of South Carolina's award-winning theatre program.

Professors' Huge Playbill Collection Donated to University Library

Professor Emeritus Jim O'Connor and professor Erica Tobolski have donated a collection of more than 900 theatre playbills dating back over 60 years.

Performance Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Closures

Amadeus | April 3-18, 2020

The Tony Award-winning thriller by Peter Shaffer, referred to by its writer as "a fantasia on the theme of Mozart and Salieri," comes to Drayton Hall Theatre April 3-18.

Cancelled: Black Snow | March 19-28, 2020

Based on a 1936 Russian novel that was banned for its criticism of the Soviet government, "Black Snow" is a funny and farcical take on life in the influential Moscow Art Theatre, which was headed by influential director Konstatin Stanislavski.

Of Mice and Men | February 29 - March 3

John Steinbeck's theatrical adaptation of his landmark novella still packs the same gut-wrenching punch as when it premiered on Broadway in 1937.

Eurydice | February 7-22, 2020

Hailed by The New York Times as one of the best plays of the last 25 years, "Eurydice" is Sarah Ruhl's inventive reimagining of a tragic Greek myth from its heroine's perspective.

MFA Solo Shows | November 15-17, 2019

Our 2nd-year MFA Acting candidates will present solo plays that each has written and directed. Join us for a special performance of diverse, original works!

I and You | November 20-23, 2019

Written by Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced playwright in the US, I and You is a poignant ode to youth, life, and love, and packs a surprise twist that will have you thinking about it long after it's over.

ReformED | November 11-14, 2019

The University of SC Theatre Program, in partnership with the UofSC College of Education, will present ReformED, a brand-new play exposing the challenges of being a public school teacher in an ever-changing education landscape, November 11-14 at Longstreet Theatre.

Much Ado About Nothing | October 25 - November 9, 2019

Love, deception, and razor-sharp repartee take the Longstreet Theatre stage October 25 - November 9 as we present William Shakespeare's comic masterwork!

Stories of Dislocation | September 26 - October 6

Professor Robyn Hunt's original play utilizes interviews with immigrants whose stories of migration, of things and people left behind, and of discoveries in the new country have shaped their lives.

Here's What's Coming To Our Stages in 2019-2020

We're proud to announce our 2019-2010 UofSC Theatre schedule!

Aphra Behn: Wanton. Woman. Wit. | April 21-28, 2019

The UofSC Dept. of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with Full Circle Productions, will present this world-premiere production charting the life and adventures of the first woman to make a living by writing.

Wonder of the World | April 17-20, 2019

Pulitzer-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's wacky comic journey takes the Lab Theatre stage April 17-20!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | April 5-13, 2019

Q&A with Alum Mary Tilden

Mary Tilden (BA, 2012) talks about her acting career in Chicago, including her role in The Goodman Theatre's production of "The Wolves."

Stages | March 7-8, 2019

From award winning performer David Lee Nelson comes a new play about finding hope in the most unlikely of places. Presented in partnership with the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network.

The Revolutionists | February 6-17, 2019

Lauren Gunderson's raucously comic and feminist take on the French Revolution will be presented in alternating repertory with "Waiting for Godot" at the Center for Performance Experiment.

Waiting for Godot | February 7-17, 2019

Samuel Beckett's revolutionary existential drama will be performed in alternating repertory with "The Revolutionists," at the Center for Performance Experiment.

The Wolves | February 21 - March 2

A 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Sarah DeLappe's "The Wolves" is a brutally honest portrait of life on a high school girls' soccer team.

By the Bog of Cats | December 1-4, 2018

Marina Carr's haunting Irish adaptation of Euripides' "Medea" comes to the Lab Theatre December 1-4.

Eleemosynary | November 15-18, 2018

Lee Blessing's insightful script examines the subtle and often perilous relationship between three remarkable women.

Platonov | November 9-17, 2018

Chekhov's rarely-performed first play has been adapted by Professor Steven Pearson, who also directs the production.

Master Class: Acting and Auditioning for the Camera

Guest instructors Brian Parsons and Tim Fall will lead a workshop in techniques for working on camera.

Professor, Students Bring Restoration Era "Macbeth" Back to Life at The Folger

The Folger Theatre's rarely-performed Restoration Era adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale of murderous ambition was directed by Professor Robert Richmond with a team that included several students and alums.


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