2016-17 Season

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Fall 2016

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

When long-distance love tangles heartstrings, it takes two clever women, a pair of devoted servants, and a dog to make things right. Celebrate friendship, love, and light with one of Shakespeare’s early comedies.

American Shakespeare Center

 

 

Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm
American Shakespeare Center Touring Company

Location: Main Stage, Hollins University Theatre
Music begins at 7 pm, performance at 7:30 pm.
$10 general admission.  One free ticket to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. Box office: (540) 362-6517.
Tickets to the general public will only be available the evening of the performance. You may purchase them at the door starting at 6 pm. We will not be taking any reservations for this performance, and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions, please call the box office line at (540) 362-6517.


Peter and the Starcatcher

by Rick Elice. Music by Wayne Barker.

Peter and the StarcatcherBased on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play! Find out how a thirteen-year-old apprentice starcatcher named Molly navigates a world of pirates and sailors, orphans, and savages while Peter Pan learns to fly! This inventive and hilarious prequel to the classic story of the boy who refused to grow up was created with adult audiences in mind (but clever children have also been spotted enjoying its delightful charms).

October 19 – 22 at 7:30 pm
October 22-23 at 2 pm

Location: Main Stage, Hollins University Theatre
$10 general admission.  One free ticket to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. Box office: (540) 362-6517.


Ten-Minute Play Festival

Featuring work by national playwrights and spotlighting the winner of Hollins’ 2016 High School Ten-Minute Play Contest, these student-directed short plays provide a showcase where Hollins best can flex their creative muscles and show off their growing talent!

December 1-2 at 7:30 pm

Location: Upstairs Studio Theatre
Admission: free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Spring 2017

HOLLINS-MILL MOUNTAIN WINTER FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

Produced by Hollins Theatre Institute and Mill Mountain Theatre

Mill Mountain Theatre - Playwright's Lab

Feel the thrill of taking part in the development of new work! Actively engage as the first audience to experience these new plays written by our own Playwright’s Lab playwrights. This event is the cornerstone of the dynamic partnership between Hollins and MMT and features new plays by Hollins playwrights presented on the professional stages of Mill Mountain Theatre and in Hollins’ Upstairs Studio.

Cold

By Ben Jolivet, directed by Todd Ristau 

ColdA blast of cold could save her, or shatter them all completely.
Facing the loss of their only child, Ellie and Jane hunt for hope. But when Jane suggests cryogenics as a way of holding back the inevitable, Ellie tailspins. A chatty and exhausted young nurse manages to provide unexpected insight, but this decision could leave this once-happy couple in the cold.

January 20-21 at 7:30 pm, January 22 at 2 pm
January 27-28 at 7:30 pm, January 29 at 2 pm

Location: Mill Mountain Theatre, Waldron Stage
Admission: $10 general
For online ticket sales and more information, visit www.hollins.edu/theatre. Box office: (540) 362-6517.


MARVELOUS CORNELIUS

Adapted by Shane Strawbridge
Based on the children’s book by Phil Bildner

Marvelous CorneliusExperience the heart-warming, inspiring tale about a real-life sanitation worker in New Orleans named Cornelius, a bright-spirited and humble man whose waterproof spirit and will made a heroic difference in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Phil Bildner’s book, illustrated by John Parra, was the first recipient of the national Margaret Wise Brown Medal for Children’s Literature presented by Hollins University.

January 28, 11 am and 2 pm

Location: Mill Mountain Theatre, Trinkle Stage
Admission: $5 children, $8 adults


She Made Space

By Meredith Dayna Levy, directed by Lauren Ellis

She Made SpaceAn arrival is an arrival is an arrival is an arrival.

Echo, a 20-something American intellectual lesbian tourist arriving in Paris at the turn of the century, traces the steps she has taken toward an embrace of her whole self.

February 16-18 at 7:30 pm
February 19 at 2 pm

Location: Upstairs Studio Theatre
Admission: $10 general. One free ticket to current Hollins students, faculty and staff.
For online ticket sales and more information, visit www.hollins.edu/theatre. Box office: (540) 362-6517.


Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan

Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, MeganWritten and performed by Megan Gogerty, directed by Saffron Henke. (both summer faculty with the Hollins Playwright’s Lab)

Torn between the bloody ambition of Lady M, and the gleeful anarchy of the witches, well-known comedian Megan Gogerty comes face to face with her own ambivalence about womanhood in this hilariously dramatic one-woman show.

March 15 at 7:30 pm

Location: Upstairs Studio, Hollins University Theatre
Admission: free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Godspell

Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John-Michael Tebelak

Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.

GodspellThis revolutionary international sensation offers a blend of songs, ranging in style from pop, to rock, to vaudeville. A rag-tag gang of seekers dance across the stage with comedy and joy on a journey that dissolves hauntingly into crisis, loss, and despair, only to bounce back with hope and jubilation. Godspell’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life at a time when we can really use it. Boasting a score with chart- topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright, and a cast of talented “disciples,” Godspell is a timeless sensation that continues to touch audiences of all kinds.

April 6-8 at 7:30 pm
April 9 at 2 pm
April 12-15 at 7:30 pm

Location: Main Stage, Hollins University Theatre
Admission: $10 for adults, free to current Hollins students, faculty and staff.
For online ticket sales and more information, visit www.hollins.edu/theatre. Box office: (540) 362-6517


African Violets Reading

African VioletsBased on her book, “From Whence Cometh My Help” which examines Hollins’ African American history, African Violets is set in a fictional women’s college in Southwest Virginia where an eager grad student takes a journey through “The Community” to discover the college’s African American history with one of its most prominent living matriarchs.

April 21 at 7:30 pm

Location: Main Stage, Hollins University Theatre
Admission: free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.