Main Stage | Season 2017-2018
Main Stage Show Times*
Tues - Fri: 8pm
Matinees: 3pm on the first Sunday and second Saturday
$15 for students
$20 for University Faculty/Staff, Military and Seniors 60+
$22 for General Public
Box Office: 777-2551
Box office opens 1 week prior to each production run.
The Box Office is located in Longstreet Theatre, 1300 Greene St.
Enter from the breezeway off of Sumter St.
Longstreet Theatre -- 1300 Greene St., corner of Greene and Sumter
Drayton Hall Theatre -- 1214 College St., corner of College and Sumter
*Dates, times and locations are subject to change.
On Stage in 2017/18
October 6-14, 2017
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Louis Butelli
Drayton Hall Theatre
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Twelfth Night is a madcap tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — on the island kingdom of Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a boy (Cesario), so she can work for the nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the romantic interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the love triangle becomes even more delightfully entangled.
February 2-10, 2018
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Robert Richmond
Arthur Miller’s American classic about a community wrecked by religious fanaticism resonates as much today as it did when it premiered in 1953. Based on historical records, The Crucible portrays the tragic horror of the Salem witch trials of 1692. After being accused of breaking the town’s strict moral codes, a group of teen girls claim to have been overtaken by witchcraft. Their finger-pointing causes an epidemic of paranoia in the town, leading to a harrowing and deadly inquisition that leaves no one safe from suspicion.
“A powerful drama” — The New York Times.
“…this harrowing play achieves the intensity of a thriller…” — The Telegraph
April 13-21, 2018
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Written by Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Lindsay Rae-Taylor
Drayton Hall Theatre
A critical smash when it premiered in 2014, Kate Hamill’s exuberant adaptation brings a comic, theatrical flair to Jane Austen’s perennial favorite. The Dashwood sisters — prudent Elinore and impulsive Marianne — find their world turned upside down upon the death of their father, which robs them of their wealth, social standing, and most importantly, chances for marriage. As they struggle to navigate a life of little means and become entangled in complicated romances, the sisters must learn from their opposite temperaments to find true happiness.
“…by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along since Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, and at least as much fun” — The Wall Street Journal.
Artwork for the 2017-2018 Main Stage season by Sophie Tipton.