Theatre Season: 2020-21

Sense and Sensibility

By Katie Hamill
Adapted from the Novel by Jane Austen

October 7-10, 2020  7:30 PM Nightly
October 10, 2020  2:00 PM
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

Sense and Sensibility depicts the struggles that the Dashwood sisters have after their father’s death, leaving them poor, and vulnerable in late 18th century England. The play asks the question, “when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

$12 at the door | Marshall University students admitted FREE with a valid ID.

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Decision Height

By Meredith Dayna Levy

November 18-21, 2020  7:30 PM Nightly
November 21, 2020  2:00 PM
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

From the winner of the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, comes a story about friendship and the complex though essential role of women in wartime. Virginia Hascall has left her home and fiancee to become a Women Air force Service Pilot, and do her part to help defeat the Axis powers in the Second World War. Through triumph and tragedy, she and her sisters in flight suits learn as much about themselves as they do about airplanes. As the war rages over there, the women form a sisterhood that cannot be broken, and Virginia must make a decision that will change her life forever. With a cast of nine vibrant female characters, Decision Height offers a look into an under recognized subset of American heros and revises history into herstory.

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Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward

February 24-27, 2021  7:30 PM Nightly
February 27, 2021  2:00 PM
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.

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SPRING DANCE CONCERT

March 13, 2021  7:30 PM
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

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All in the Timing

By David Ives

April 14-17, 2021  7:30 PM Nightly
April 17, 2021  2:00 PM
In the Playhouse of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center

Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award. This critically acclaimed, award winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. A hilarious sextet whether played together or separately. “Like sketches for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry…ALL IN THE TIMING is by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words.” —The New York Times. “Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the ‘play’ back in playwright…A wondrous wordmaster.” —Time Magazine.  “An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre…A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives.” —NY Magazine.

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Venue

All shows are General Admission and take place in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.

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