The 2016-17 season featured "Race" by David Mamet, "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn, "The Trojan Women" by Euripides and translated by Gwendolyn MacEwen, Dance Now!, "Pericles" by William Shakespeare and "The Pirates of Penzance" by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert.
by David Mamet
September 23 - October 2, 2016
“Race,” by David Mamet, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre, Creative Arts Center, Sept. 23-Oct. 2: Three lawyers are forced to confront their own feelings about race when they’re offered the chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman. David Mamet’s customarily crackling dialogue and startling plot twists are the building blocks of a probing and intelligent look at some of the most controversial and important issues of our time. Directed by Jerry McGonigle.
by Michael Frayn
October 13 - 16, 2016
“Noises Off,” by Michael Frayn. in the Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown, Oct. 13-16: Things go from bad to worse to beyond chaotic as a rag-tag theatre troupe prepares for the opening night of a new comedy, “Nothing On.” Onstage mishaps and backstage backstabbing reach laugh-out-loud heights in this classic comedic farce. Directed by Lee Blair.
By Euripides, translated and adapted by Gwendolyn MacEwen
November 17 - 18, and November 29 - December 4, 2016
“The Trojan Women,” by Euripides, Translated and Adapted by Gwendolyn MacEwen, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre, Creative Arts Center, Nov. 17-18, 29-Dec. 4: A meditation on the true cost of war, “The Trojan Women” raises up the voices of the survivors of Troy’s fall to the Greeks as they learn their fates. Separation, despair, and death -- along with sharp and painful lessons -- await the women of Troy in this magnificent and timeless tragedy. Directed by Jay Malarcher.
February 2 - 4, 2017
“Dance Now,” in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center, Feb. 2-4, 2017: WVU’s annual dance concert gives audiences the opportunity to experience a wide variety of styles in an eclectic and electric evening of choreography. A mix of student, faculty and guest choreographers join forces with visiting troupes to bring the best of dance to the Creative Arts Center. Directed by General Hambrick.
by William Shakespeare
March 2 - 3, 14 - 19, 2017
“Pericles,” by William Shakespeare, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre, Creative Arts Center, March 2-3, 14-19, 2017: The titular prince is in love with a princess, but dark secrets put Pericles in danger and left him on the run! Terror and tragedy dog his steps in the years that follow in this mysterious entry into the Bard’s canon. Follow Pericles as he deals with lascivious royals, treacherous seas, and a lifetime of surprises. Directed by Cornel Gabara.
by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert
April 6-9, 2017
“The Pirates of Penzance,” by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre, Creative Arts Center, April 6-9, 2017: Long before Disney pirates started to yuk it up in the Caribbean, Gilbert and Sullivan’s seafaring brigands were blending romantic comedy with glorious song in this beloved operetta. Join the School of Music and School of Theatre & Dance as they tell a tale of reluctant pirates, fair maidens, and questionable naval intelligence. Directed by Lee Blair.