Current Season

the 2019-2020 Theatre Arts Season



2019 Fall Semester


The Fall Bake-Off!

A new-play festival. Created and produced by the Theatre Arts Students

 

 

Writer's Meeting: 

Wednesday, September 18 / 5:00  / Stratton Hall

 **Tickets available at the door.**

Full Performance: 

Saturday, September 25 / 7:00 pm / Stratton Hall

 

The Voice of the Prairie

by John Olive

Directed by Jeff Stegall

During the early days of radio, a Nebraska farmer named David Quinn with a flare for telling stories is discovered by a radio entrepreneur and becomes “The Voice of the Prairie.” His stories of riding the rails with Frankie the blind girl, rescued from a cruel father, casts a spell over the radio audience. Through the radio broadcasts, Frankie reenters David’s life and their adventures begin again!

 

 

Performances

October 24-26, / 7:30 pm / Performance Hall

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Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Brooke Henige

Silent Sky is the true story of 19th Century Astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, who worked in the Harvard Observatory charting the stars. Henrietta struggles with her dedication to science, her ties to her religious family, a woman’s place in society and the possibility of love. For Henrietta’s sister, Margaret, the “glory of the skies” points to the creator. For Henrietta, it calls her religious upbringing into question. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

 

Performances

December 9-11; 13-14 / 7:30 / Performance Hall

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2020 Spring Semester


The Spring Bake-Off!

A new-play festival. Created and produced by the Theatre Arts Students.

 

Writer's Meeting: 

Wednesday, January 22/ 5:00 pm/ Performance Hall

 **Tickets available at the door.**

Full Performance: 

Saturday, January 25 / 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm / Performance Hall

 
 

One Voice

The BJU Theatre Department proudly presents Jeremiah Dew in his one-person show, One Voice. One Voice is a journey through the black American experience, by virtue of seven powerful and influential voices. Jeremiah Dew portrays characters from the 19th Century to the present day, covers a variety of genres, and interspersed in the show are powerful video pieces including interviews with prominent African Americans in the Upstate of South Carolina, sharing their stories. (Adult Tickets $15 Student Tickets $6)

 

Performance:

Saturday, February 29/ 7:30 pm/ Stratton Hall

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Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Dr. Erin Naler

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, considered one of his “problem plays”, explores the themes of justice, mercy, law and grace, sin and virtue. The title probably comes from Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The play swings from comedy to tragedy to romance and ends in the triumph of mercy. Subject matter may not be appropriate for children under 12. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

 

Performances

April 28,30, May 1-2 / 7:30 pm/ Performance Hall

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