2014-15 Season

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Almost, Maine

Almost-MaineWelcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost in Canada. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Fri, Oct 17 and Sat, Oct 18
Thurs, Oct 23 – Sat, Oct 25
Sun, Oct 19

Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works

Three new plays written by students in the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins. This event is the cornerstone in the growing partnership between Hollins and Mill Mountain Theatre.


HelveticaWith great charm and wit, an unlikely guide leads bestselling children’s storybook writer Helvetica Burke through the adventures of life and death, family and fantasy, past and present. By Will Coleman, Hollins M.F.A. ’16.

General admission: $10. Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 540-362-6517.

Fri – Sat, Jan 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 7:30 pm
Sun, Jan 18, 25, 2 pm
Waldron Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre

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Children’s Theatre Tour: The Adventures of Iris and Walter

Iris and WalterIris is lonely and unhappy when her family moves from the big city to the country, until she climbs a tree and to her surprise meets her new best friend, Walter. A rambunctious baby sister, an ornery cousin, and several surprises present the duo with great adventures. For pre-K through fourth grade. Based on the award-winning children’s storybooks by Elissa Haden Guest, Hollins M.F.A. ’12, and adapted by Nicole B. Adkins, Hollins M.F.A. ’12.

Admission: $5 children, $8 adults. Free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff.
Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 540-362-6517.

Thurs, Feb 5 – Fri, Feb 6, 10 am
Hollins Theatre
Sat, Feb 7, 10 am and 2 pm
Trinkle Stage, Mill Mountain Theatre

An Initial Condition

initialChance, a young mathematician, helps map out cancer in a young woman’s body. His determination to solve the problem of Sarah’s illness through mathematical oncology takes him to places that are unimaginable—professionally, personally, emotionally, and spiritually. By Taylor Gruenloh, Hollins M.F.A. ’15; directed by Bob Moss, professor in Hollins’ graduate program in playwriting, and founding artistic director, Playwright’s Horizon.

General admission: $10. Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 540-362-6517.

Tues – Sat, Feb 17 – 21, 7:30 pm
Sat – Sun, Feb 21 – 22, 2 pm
Mill Mountain Theatre, Waldron Stage

Please note: all performances are scheduled to go on during the extreme winter weather. To check for unanticipated cancellations, call the Hollins Theatre Box Office at 540-362-6517.

As part of a special joint venture between the Playwright’s Lab, Hollins Theatre Institute, Mill Mountain Theatre and the Playwrights Horizons Studios, we will be taking our production of this wonderful play for a weekend of performances in the Robert Moss Theatre in Manhattan.

Fri – Sat, March 13 – 14, 8 pm
Robert Moss Theatre: 440 Studios, New York

General admission: $20. Advanced purchase encouraged due to limited seating.
Tickets available for purchase online only. For more information call the box office at 540-362-6517.

Little Women, The Broadway Musical

Little Women

A behind-the-scenes look at Little Women 

Set in New England during the Civil War, Little Women is the story of a mother and her four daughters, who experience heartache, hope, and everlasting love. Jo March, the aspiring writer among the sisters, leads you through this timeless and captivating story of personal discovery, brought to life through a glorious Broadway score. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, book by Allan Knee.

Admission: $10 adults, $7 youth under 18. Free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 540-362-6517.

Fri – Sat, April 10 and 11, Wed – Sat, April 15 – 18, 7:30 pm
Sun, April 12, 2 pm
Hollins Theatre


Rockin’ Shakespeare

An ensemble of students created this exciting low-tech showcase, featuring favorite passages of the bard’s immortal words, under the direction of Hollins Theatre’s 2014 artist-in-residence, Rick Blunt, from the American Shakespeare Center’s touring company.

Mon – Tues, Nov 3 – 4, 7:30 pm
Wed, Nov 5, 5 pm
Upstairs Studio Theatre

10-Minute Play Festival

Featuring student-produced and -directed work by national playwrights and spotlighting the winner of Hollins’ 2014 10-Minute Play Contest.

Thurs, Dec 4, 5 pm
Fri, Dec 5, 7:30 pm
Upstairs Studio Theatre

Senior Capstone Productions

Come see what these accomplished students produce in their capstone projects. The Kennedy Center award-winning play Decision Height began here.

Upstairs Studio Theatre