Theatre Season

 

2022-23

 

Fall 2022

main stage production: Everybody

Everybody

Due to extenuating circumstances, the performances of Everybody for October 6-9 have been canceled.

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Codirected by Lauren Brooke Ellis and Jé Hooper.

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, this modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.

Everyman is no barrel of laughs, being a morality play about death. Everybody tells the same tale, with equal emotional heft; but it is not only provocative and involving, it is also funny. Wildly funny, in fact.” –The Huffington Post

October 6-9* at 7:30 pm
Location: Hollins Theatre Main Stage
Free and open to everyone. (Masks required for admission.)
Tickets: Online at brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

*October 9: Sensory Friendly Relaxed Performance: Sound levels and lighting effects will be minimized. Doors to the lobby will remain open. Audience members are encouraged to stand up and move around during the performance as needed.


first-year reading: Frankenstein (a modern adaptation)

FrankensteinWritten by Danielle Mohlman. Based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Directed by Wendy-Marie Martin.

When Mary Shelley sits down to write Frankenstein, she’s 18 years old with everything to prove. Her husband, the poet Percy Shelley, is too in his head to notice his wife’s phenomenal talent. She’s grieving the death of her infant daughter. And in this era of gothic literature, no one wants to believe that the darkness on the page mirrors the storm in her own head. That is, until her mother shows up. The only problem is, Mary Wollstonecraft died when Shelley was just 10 days old. This adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel explores monsters and the women who create them. It’s a play that asks the age-old question: How far would you go to outrun your ghosts?

October 28-30 at 7:30 pm
Location: Botetourt Reading Room
Admission: Free and open to everyone. (Masks required for admission.)


Winter 2023

Mill Mountain Theatre - Playwright's Lab2023 HOLLINS-MILL MOUNTAIN WINTER FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS

 

 


Produced by Hollins Theatre Institute and Mill Mountain Theatre.

I Live to Tell

Written by Sarah Cosgrove. Directed by John Bergman.

“The radiologist wants to speak with you.” That short collection of words sends Elizabeth into a world full of chaos where no place on Earth feels safe. In a deeply personal, generous, and honest conversation with the audience, Elizabeth shares her struggle to maintain her own identity in the midst of a life-changing diagnosis.

January 12-14 at 7:30 pm, January 15 at 2 pm

Admission: $10 general public. Free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. Masks are not required unless guests are showing any symptoms related to COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or a cold.

Tickets: Online at https://bpt.me/5676573 or at the door.

Interview with Sarah Cosgrove and John Bergman on WDBJ-7, January 10.


Grave Mistakes: A Haunted Love Story

Written by Ben Abbott. Directed by Amy Lytle.

When Bob dies and starts haunting his son’s attic, he finds it’s already occupied by Eloise, a ghost from the 1920s who isn’t exactly thrilled about sharing her space. Before moving on, Bob desperately tries to get one last message to his son Ray, who may or may not be in love with housemate Molly, who may or may not be in love with Ray but she definitely has to finish writing her novel–except that first they must fend off a landlord and paranormal investigator who want to evict them and turn the house into a certified haunted vacation rental. Death and love have never been more complicated–or more hilarious.

January 19-21 at 7:30 pm, January 22 at 2 pm

Location: Hollins Theatre Main Stage
Admission: $10 general public. Free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. Masks are not required unless guests are showing any symptoms related to COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or a cold.

Tickets: Online at https://bpt.me/5676655 or at the door.


The Dragon Butcher

Written by Richie Cannaday. Directed by Todd Ristau.

The royal dragon butcher has just been relieved of his duties, and his head. Enter LaCrox, a simple butcher charged with the task of butchering a dragon, and pleasing the queen. The clock is ticking, and LaCrox will have to learn the ropes quickly, or else his head will roll as well. But will the long-held secrets of the kingdom be LaCrox’s doom or his ticket to salvation?

January 26-28 at 7:30 pm, January 29 at 2 pm

Admission: $10 general public. Free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. Masks are not required unless guests are showing any symptoms related to COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or a cold.

Tickets: Online at https://bpt.me/5676672 or at the door.


Spring 2023

senior thesis production: the picture of dorian gray

Dorian Gray

Adapted for the stage by Mattie Tindall and Hannah Chaikin. Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde. Directed by Mattie Tindall. 

Based on the 1890 novel of the same name by Oscar Wilde, the play tells the story of a man who, upon having a portrait painted of himself, longs to remain young and beautiful forever. He discovers that his wish has come true and that his actions, however immoral, have little effect on his charm and appearance. He quickly becomes consumed by vice. As time passes, however, the portrait transforms to parallel the ugliness of his nature, revealing the fragility of beauty and youth. 

March 10-12 at 7:30 pm
Location: Hollins Theatre Main Stage
Admission: Free and open to everyone. Masks are not required unless guests are showing any symptoms related to COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or a cold.


senior thesis production: To the mountains, a musical

To the Mountains Written by Lillian Savage. Codirected by Wendy-Marie Martin and Alaya Lewis.

Welcome to Hollins University…. just not the one you know! In To the Mountains, Milo and Riley uncover the secrets of Hollins’ famous ghost stories. An original musical written and composed by Lillian Savage, this show features an explosive cast of characters, captivating music, and a story to tell across the ages.

April 14-16 at 7:30 pm
Location: Hollins Theatre Main Stage
Admission: Free and open to everyone. Masks are not required unless guests are showing any symptoms related to COVID-19, the flu, RSV, or a cold.