The NGU Academic year calendar may be found here.
Departmental meetings are required of all theatre majors and are held in the SOT Acting Studio or the Billingsley Theatre.
Senior Portfolio Presentations
Seniors present their projects to the faculty, theatre majors, friends and family.
April 10-15, 2014 at 7:30 pm
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and directed by Amy Dunlap
September 11-13 and 18-20, 2014 KAIROS conceived and directed by Doug Berky
Kairos is an impressionist telling of the story of Jesus of Nazareth as found in the first four Gospels in the Christian New Testament. This production utilizes large stylized masks and symbolic visual images to help the audience consider the Gospel story, its context, and popular cultural assumptions. http://www.dougberkytheatre.com/?p=36
A musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Directed by Dale Savidge, Sets and Lights by Bess Park, Costumes by Jessica Snyder
Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre company, this joyous and moving celebration of American Womanhood became a record-setting regional theater success before its presentations on Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival. Combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation's pioneer woman. "Who would have thought that quilts, quilting—quilters—had so much joy and pain, laughter and tears, so much life, beauty and drama in them?" —Drama-Logue. "…an unqualified success, as bright as the colors used in the quilts themselves." —Hollywood Reporter. "QUILTERS is a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride…a thing of beauty, comfort and joy." —NY Post. "…a tender and moving theatre work, a human patchwork rippling in the breeze of memory." —Newsweek.
February 12-14 and 19-21, 2015
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
Believed to have
been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events
surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and
Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian
lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and
manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of
the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works
for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
April 16-18 and 23-25, 2015
Steel Magnolias Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Dale Savidge, Sets by Tyson Long, Costumes/hair/makeup by Allison Starling
THE STORY: The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
The Upstate of SC has a rich diversity of theatres and performance opportunities. Begin your search by visiting the home page of Upstate Onstage, a web site which tracks auditions and performances at professional, community and academic theatres.Also visit the Metropolitan Arts Council, which supports the arts community of Greater Greenville.
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