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2018 - 2019 Mainstage Season

Curiosity Series | Discovery Series | Emerging Artist Series

The Moors

West Virginia Collegiate Premiere 

by Jen Silverman

For mature audiences only

Sep. 21, 25-29 at 7:30 p.m.

Sep. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.

Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Tickets: Adult: $22, WVU Student/Senior: $17


The Moors, written by Jen Silverman, is a dark comedy about love, power, desperation and visibility; think Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and the Bronte Sisters. Two sisters and their dog live their lives on the bleak English moors, but the arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set them all on a strange and dangerous path.


The Diary of Anne Frank  

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Oct. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.

Metropolitan Theatre,
Downtown Morgantown

Tickets: Adult: $21, WVU Student/Senior: $16, CHILD: $11


Newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank and survivor accounts are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule in this gripping new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and
Albert Hackett.


Cloud 9  

by Caryl Churchill

For mature audiences only

Nov. 15-16, 27-30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Tickets: Adult: $22, WVU Student/Senior: $17


Past meets present in this mixed-up delight of a wild satire about sexual and gender politics, identity and repression. Caryl Churchill’s play examines sexuality and gender through the lenses of British Colonial Africa and 1970s London. Thirty-seven years since its premiere, the message of Cloud 9 still resonates in our current social climate when it comes to sexual politics. 


The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

Produced with the School of Music

Tickets: Adult: $27, WVU Student/Senior: $22


Follow the adventures of Prince Tamino from his rescue from the Serpent to the Temple of Sarasota where he must prove himself worthy of winning the love of Pamina by enduring the tests of fire and water. Note: The Magic Flute will be sung in English at all performances.


Dance Now!  

Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 3 at 2 p.m.

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

Tickets: Adult: $22, WVU Student/Senior: $17, Child: $12

WVU’s annual dance concert gives audiences the opportunity to experience a wide variety of styles of dance 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 College of Creative Arts. 


You Can't Take it With You  

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

Apr. 5-6 and 9-13 at 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m., Gladys G. Davis Theatre

Tickets: Adult: $22, WVU Student/Senior: $17
Americans pride themselves on their freedom and liberty, but what would happen if a family did whatever the heck they wanted? That’s the Sycamore family in Kaufman and Hart’s classic family comedy You Can’t Take It with You. This hilarious romp has everything, including the FBI, some odd uninvited Russians and plenty of fireworks!