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Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


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CURRENT
SEASON

Romeo and Juliet

October 19, 20, and 21, 7:30pm
October 21, 2:00pm
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Tickets range from $13 to $16

Soaring passions collide with deep-rooted hatred as two star-crossed lovers risk everything in a city torn apart by violence. Shakespeare's most beloved tragedy comes to West Chester University in this new retelling of a timeless tale, featuring dynamic fight choreography, live music, and a sleek design. This visceral production is sure to appeal to scholars and novices alike, illuminating the contemporary relevance of this classic piece.

By William Shakespeare

Exit the King

November 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17, 7:30pm
November 12 and 18, 2:00pm
J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
Tickets range from $13 to $16

Exit the King is an absurdist exploration of ego and mortality. Set in the crumbling throne-room of the palace in an unnamed country where King Berenger the First has only the duration of the play to live. Once, it seemed he ruled over an immense empire and commanded great armies, now his kingdom has shrunk to the confines of his garden wall. Refusing to accept his end, he is attended by his present and former Queens who must help him face the final inevitable truth of life: death.

By Eugene Ionesco

Moving Reflections
A Dance Concert

November 17th and 18th, 7:30pm
November 18th, 2:00pm
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Tickets range from $13 to $16

University Dance Company’s annual fall concert, Moving Reflections, includes work by current WCU dance faculty and professional guest artists from the Philadelphia area.

Never Have I Ever (working title)

March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, and 8th, 7:30pm
March 3rd and 4th, 2:00pm
J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
Tickets range from $13 to $16

More than just a play, Never Have I Ever will be an exciting theatrical collaboration between West Chester University, Birmingham-Southern College, and The Farm Theater of New York which will result in the premiere of a new play by two-time Eugene O'Neill semi-finalist playwright Jan Rosenberg. The students and community of the school will have a direct impact on the development of this new play, which will focus on addictive behavior around food and body image with the playwright interviewing students of the participating schools on the topic. Previously, Ms. Rosenberg plays have been produced and performed in collaboration with Barefoot Theatre Company, LAByrinth Theater Company, Vertigo Theater, and several others.

By Jan Rosenberg

Student Written One Acts

March 29 and 30, 7:30pm
March 31, 2:00pm
J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
Ticket Price: $5 (box office only)

The Student Written One Acts is an evening of short plays penned by the Theatre 313 Playwriting Class. Come see plays reflecting issues and themes that are resonate to college students from West Chester University. We are pleased again to have our talented students serve as directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and, of course, actors to present this performance of original student work.

By the Students of THA313 Playwriting

Mosaic
A Dance Concert

April 19, 20, and 21, 7:30pm
April 21, 2:00pm
Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Tickets range from $13 to $16

University Dance Company’s annual spring concert, Mosaic, celebrates the highly creative choreography of WCU students in a variety of styles. The concert also includes work by current WCU dance faculty.

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a Musical Voyage

April 20, 21, 27, and 28, 7:30pm
April 29, 2:00pm
MainStage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
Tickets range from $13 to $16

Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a Musical Voyage explores the musical catalog of the Tony-Award winning composer, from his work prior to fleeing 1930s Nazi Germany to the height of his international fame based in the US during the 1950s. Weill’s German work challenged government corruption and corporate greed while his American work addressed issues of racism and warfare. Featuring songs from The Threepenny Opera, Street Scene, and Lost in the Stars to name a few, set sail with this revue as we uncover a story of immigration that is as relevant today as it was when first made.

Lyrics by Anderson, Blitzstein, Brecht, Deval, Feingold, Gershwin, Green, Hughes, Lerner, Nash, Tabori & Weinstein. Music by Weill, Text and Format by Lerner



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