Current
Season

Spring Awakening

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  • Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind. 

    Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

  • October 20-22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.; October 22-23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
  • The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening follows a group of teenage German students as they struggle to understand and obtain agency over their own bodies inside of a repressive, dismissive, ill-informed, and often cruel society. The folk-rock score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is equal parts powerful and poetic, acting as a raw reflection of the characters’ inner lives, and a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. Content warning: nudity, rape, suicide, violence.

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Fall Dance Concert

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  • November 11-12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.; November 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
  • University Dance Company’s annual Fall Dance Concert focuses on work by current WCU dance faculty and professional guest artists with selected student work.

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Eurydice

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  • By Sarah Ruhl
  • November 17-19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.; November 20, 2022 at 2 p.m.

  • MainStage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love and begins to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Sarah Ruhl’s play transforms a traditional myth into a contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for through dark humor and wit.

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Charlotte’s Web

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  • Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

    March 3-4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.; March 4-5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

    MainStage Theatre, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts

  • Charlotte’s Web, one of the most beloved and celebrated pieces of children’s literature ever written, comes to life in this poignant adaptation of the E.B. White masterpiece.  Playwright Joseph Robinette created a play with beautiful simplicity.  Join Wilbur the pig, his human friend Fern, Templeton the rat, and all the barnyard inhabitants as they learn what it means to be a true friend from the selfless spider, Charlotte.  This family friendly production will be sure to delight audiences both young and old.

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Student Written One Acts

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  • By the Students of THA313

    March 31-April 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.; April 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

    J. P. Adler Studio Theatre, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts

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

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Twelfth Night

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  • By William Shakespeare

    April 20-21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.; April 22, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.; April 23, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. (special FREE performance on the Quad for Shakespeare Day!)

    MainStage Theatre, E.O. Bull Center for the Arts

  • Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess and falls hard for a Duke. As she navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self and her true love in the process. Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio with us!

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Spring Dance Concert

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  • April 27-29, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.; April 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

    Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre

  • University Dance Company’s annual Spring Dance Concert celebrates the creative choreography and design of WCU students in a variety of styles.

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