Announcing our 2018-19 Season of Monsters and Mayhem:

August 20, 2018:

Auditions for Evil Dead: The Musical Macbeth

Please prepare ONE MONOLOGUE FROM A SHAKESPEARE PLAY, and 32 BARS OF A SONG FROM A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL. Both pieces must be memorized and prepared. You must bring the piano score to the audition, and it should be properly marked where to begin and where to end. There will be a Song Audition workshop one day August 13-17 for which auditionees can sign up to work with the accompanist before the audition. You must bring the piano score to the workshop as well. 

Townsend Center Dangle Theater

October 10—14, 2018:

Evil Dead: The Musical

Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt
Additional Music by Rob Daleman
Additional Lyrics by Christopher Bond
Directed by Shelly Elman

Celebrate Halloween with this crazy journey into comedy and camp, as we commemorate the fun and frolic of the horror film genre. Based on the films in the Evil Dead trilogy (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and  Army of Darkness), this hilarious musical follows five college students who find an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidently free an evil force that turns them into demons. Heroes and housewares employees Ash and Linda hear about the demons and try to save the day.  Contains strong language.
"Evil Dead: The Musical wants to be the next “Rocky Horror Show,” and it just may succeed." --Anita Gates, The New York Times

Townsend Center Mainstage Theater

November 7—11; 13—16, 2018:

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Christine Fuchs

It’s a time when power and privilege are obtained through ruthless and unethical channels, when weak leaders are deposed in bloody coups, and when the monsters of envy and zealotry find their ways into everyday life. In our own era of divided politics, we bring this classic and haunting tale of ambition and betrayal. When times are tough, and action seems needed, do the ends justify the means?

Special High School Matinee performances (10:30am curtain): November 8, 9, 14, 15

Townsend Center Dangle Theater

 

February 20—24, 2019:

Home

by Samm-Art Williams
Directed by Tangela Large

Home is a poignant story of lost love found again. This drama about finding one’s way back home is perfect for the entire family. We follow the life of Cephus Miles, and the monsters and mayhem that populate his life until he comes to the realization that love and contentment are where they’ve always been: Home.
"…one of the happiest theatrical events of the season…HOME is a play from the heart, about the heartline of America—a play that all theatregoers should embrace." —NY Times

Townsend Center Dangle Theater

 

March 6—9, 2019:

Episodes in Sexuality 2019

A Company Devised production
Directed by Destini Tobias (Senior Capstone)

The UWG Theatre Company and the Responsible Sexuality Committee bring this original production to our students for the 28th year. Produced in a different iteration each year, Episodes in Sexuality is a company devised work focusing on issues of sexuality experienced by college students. Episodes combines humor and pathos to bring the students of UWG something everyone can relate to. Contains strong language and explicit material.

Townsend Center Dangle Theater

April 17—21, 2019:

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Amy Cuomo

Our season of Monsters and Mayhem concludes with this comic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games. Agnes Evans is mourning the loss of her parents and teenage sister, who perished in a car accident. Just before she leaves her childhood home, Agnes finds her sister Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons journal, plunging Agnes deep into her sister’s fantasy refuge, and eventually into a deeper understanding of who Tilly was. Contains strong language.
"It’s droll, witty and geeky in the best sense of the word, full of magical realism in the form of villains and scenarios familiar to “Dungeons & Dragons” fans. But you don’t have to be a gamer to love this show..." --Claire Martin, The Denver Post

Townsend Center Mainstage Theater