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  • Main Stage Theatre Season 2020-2021.  Three actors in mid-dance, pointing, from Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."

Main Stage

Experience unforgettable stories that engage, enlighten and entertain on the grand stages of Drayton Hall Theatre and historic Longstreet Theatre.  

Main Stage Season 2020-2021

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

November 6-15, 2020
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

Online Performance

Qui Nguyen’s wildly popular comedy-adventure centers on Agnes Evans, a young woman coming to terms with the death of her geeky kid sister, Tilly.  When Agnes discovers Tilly’s homemade Dungeons and Dragons module, she embarks on a quest to complete her sibling’s game, and becomes immersed in an imaginary realm that opens her eyes to a fantastical world of secrets.  Specially adapted for online performance, She Kills MonstersVirtual Realms is a raucous journey through the land of elves, wizards and faeries that, as reviewed by The New York Times, “will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

February 5-13, 2021
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Dustin Whitehead

Longstreet Theatre

All 37 of The Bard’s plays (and maybe a sonnet or two) get the spotlight in this irreverent, unpredictable comedy.  One of the world’s most produced plays, Complete Works will have Shakespeare lovers and haters alike rolling in the aisles (and maybe rolling their eyes) as every timeless tale is frantically recreated by three madcap thespians in tights in a fast and furious hour-and-a-half! 

“Shakespeare as it was back in the Bard’s day: bawdy, irreverent, sublimely entertaining.” -- The Miami Herald 

“Shamelessly heretical!” -- Time Out London

You on the Moors Now

April 9-17, 2021
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Director TBA

Drayton Hall Theatre

Freeing four iconic fictional heroines from the social confines of their 19th century novels, Jaclyn Backhaus’ rip-roaring You on the Moors Now brings a fiercely modern sensibility to antiquated ideas of love and romance.  Rather than waiting for their fates to be decided by marriage proposals, Jane (Jane Eyre), Jo (Little Women), Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice) and Cathy (Wuthering Heights) band together to reject their famous suitors, leading to a literal battle of the sexes. 

“…providing respectfully irreverent new angles on these not-so-little women -- complete with an unexpected, gleefully anachronistic but thoroughly satisfying epilogue -- Moors scores.” -- Time Out Chicago


 


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