Theater

2017-2018 Season Upcoming Shows

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (October 20-22 and 27-29, 2017)

by Mark Gesner and directed by Sheila Darras

Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who does't give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and "blockhead," himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine's Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair.

Performance Schedule
Date/Day Time Location
Oct 20/Fri 12:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Oct 21/Sat 7 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Oct 22/Sun 3 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Oct 27/Fri 12:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Oct 28/Sat 7 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Oct 29/Sun 3 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)

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Some Day For A Crown (January 26-28 and February 2-4, 2018)

by Ron Gephart and directed by Ron Gephart

When Alzheimer's disease changes a loved one's personality, do we try to get them to "come back" - even if just for brief moments , or do we try to "meet them where they are" - wherever that goes? What's the obligation to keep promises made to someone who's now an entirely different person? This is the semi-autobiographical account of a close family's struggles with Alzheimer's from veteran Memphis actor/director(and-now-playwright!).

Performance Schedule
Date/Day Time Location
Jan 26/Fri 12:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Jan 27/Sat 7 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Jan 28/Sun 3 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Feb 2/Fri 12:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Feb 3/Sat 7 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Feb 4/Sun 3 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (March 23-April 1, 2018)

by Alan Ball directed by Thomas King

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

Performance Schedule
Date/Day Time Location
Mar 23/Fri 12:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Mar 24/Sat 7 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Mar 25/Sun 3 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Mar 30/Fri 12:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Mar 31/Sat 7 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)
Apr 1/Sun 3 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Verties Sails Building, Room 113 (Theater)

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