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During the 2014-2015 year, Belhaven Theatre is pleased to present its 14th season of theatrical performances, a diverse collection of works to inspire, challenge and uplift our community. We hope that you will join us in supporting our students as they seek to serve their community, their colleagues, and their Creator through the pursuit of excellence in their craft. For major productions, click on the link to view programs, posters, and videos of productions. Videos can also be viewed on our Theatre Playlist. Belhaven Theatre on YouTube

Theatre Season- Fall 2014

August 23
Saturday
7:30 pm
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.
October 1-4
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee

October 4
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
The God Committee
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Joseph Frost                                    
Medicine, Money and Morality clash when the Heart Transplant Selection Committee of St. Patrick’s hospital have only minutes to decide which of three patients will receive a heart that has suddenly come available.
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
November 12-15
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee

November 15
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Tartuffe
By Moliere
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by John Maxwell
The Belhaven Theatre Department is pleased to present the delightful comedy TARTUFFE by the French comedic master, Moliere. This richly funny play is presented in rhymed couplets in a translation by Richard Wilbur. As Jackson Matthews of New York Review of Books writes: “…Mr. Wilbur has given us, with great fidelity and charm, the nearest thing to Moliere that we have.”   
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
November 20-21
7:30 pm
Blacbox Theatre
8th Annual Evening of One-Acts
A project of the Production Supervision and Directing classes.
An evening of original short plays chosen from the 2014 Belhaven University One Act Submissions - contact the Theatre Box Office for further information regarding the plays to be performed. Admission is free, no reserved seating. Doors open at 7 pm.

Theatre Season 2013-2014

August 24
Saturday
7:30 pm
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.
September 19-28
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees
Sept. 21 & 28
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Ice Island by Marjorie Duffield
Directed by faculty member Marianne Savell.
Guest Artist - Luis Ramirez, scenic and lighting design.
Ice Island is the story of the crew of The Endurance led by Sir Ernest Shackleton and their failed attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914. Their ship lost to the ice, the crew was stranded a thousand miles from the nearest civilization, and struggled to survive the extreme conditions. * This is a Regional Premiere Production. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
October 24 - November 2
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees
Oct. 26 and Nov. 2
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Johanne d'Arc - a devised theatre piece
Directed by Joseph Frost, Theatre Chair.
A dynamic visionary telling of the story of Joan, the peasant girl called by God to lead the fight against the English to reestablish the French throne, eventually betrayed and put on trial for heresy. * This is a World Premiere Production. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
November 9
7:30 pm
Blacbox Theatre
Belhaven Cabaret Night
An evening of performances from some of the best of musical theatre. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.
November 22 & 23
8:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
7th Annual Evening of One Acts
A project of the Production Supervision and Directing classes.
An evening of original short plays and delicious desserts!** Plays will be chosen from the 2013 Belhaven University One Act Submission - contact the Theatre Box Office for further information regarding the plays to be performed. Admission is free, no reserved seating. **Proceeds of dessert sales go to benefit Belhaven's Iota Upsilon chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary society. Doors open at 7 pm.
February 13-22
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinees February 15 & 22
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Curtains - a musical
Book by Rupert Holmes, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander, Additional Lyrics by Kander & Holmes, Directed by faculty member Stewart Hawley, Choreography by Dance faculty member Laura Morton Music Direction by Rebecca Geihlser. Music by Kander & Lyrics by Ebb, with additional lyrics by Kander & Holmes. Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself. General Admission $10; Seniors/ Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/ Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
April 1-5, 7
7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Last Train to Nibroc
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by faculty member Marianne Savell.
December 1940. Aboard an east-bound cross-country train which carries the bodies of great American writers Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald, two strangers find themselves seated together. Raleigh, an aspiring writer, is on his way to New York, and May, is on her way to become a missionary. The charm of their meeting and budding romance is challenged when the two discover that they are from neighboring Appalachian towns, and they must decide between plans as they are, or catching the train to the Nibroc Festival. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. General Admission $10 to the public; Seniors/ Students $5. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
April 7-12 Belhaven Theatre Festival 2014
A full week series of theatrical events - from featured guest artists, student- initiated performances, staged readings, senior recitals, class showcases, workshops and presentations. The full Festival schedule to be announced in the spring; contact the Theatre Box Office for information. Admission for featured performances only, all other events are free to the public.

Theatre Season 2012-2013

August 25
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.
September 25-29
Theatre 151
Angel Streetby Patrick Hamilton
Directed by senior Ginny Holladay.
A Victorian thriller, Angel Street, tells the story of a young wife whose fragile mental state hangs in the balance between her potentially dangerous husband and an eccentric detective claiming to have all the answers. General Admission $10; $5 for Students and Seniors. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.
October 17-27
Blackbox Theatre
Henry Vby William Shakespeare
Directed by theatre faculty Marianne Savell
"Let the imaginary forces work" as we tell the classic tale of the rise of Britain's heroic King Henry V leading his army against the French - "once more unto the breach" at Harfleur and with "we happy few, we band of brothers" into victory at the Battle of Agincourt - in this tightly trimmed production of the finale of Shakespeare's historical tragedies. General Admission $10; $5 for Students and Seniors. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.
November 27 & 28
Blackbox Theatre
6th Annual Evening of One Acts
A project of the Production Supervision and Directing classes
An evening of original short plays and delicious desserts!** Plays will be chosen from the 2012 Belhaven University One Act Submission - contact the Theatre Box Office for further information regarding the plays to be performed. Admission is free, no reserved seating. ** Proceeds of dessert sales go to benefit Belhaven's Iota Upsilon chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary society. Doors open at 7 pm.
February 21 - March 2
Blackbox Theatre
The Drunkard- a musical
Music and Lyrics by Barry Manilow, Adapted by Bro Herrod
Based on the world-famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith
Directed by faculty member Stewart Hawley
Based on a 19th century melodrama, this light-hearted musical tells the story of the virtuous Mary, the dastardly landlord Mr. Cribbs and Edward's journey dashing from the clutches of drunkenness. With vaudeville bits and campy musical interludes, this show will send the whole family home humming "Do You Wanna Get Saved?" General Admission $10 to the public; $5 for Students and Seniors. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.
April 2-6
Theatre 151
Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont
This fast-paced and highly theatrical presentation of the life of Louis de Rougemont celebrates the child-like wonder of magical storytelling. He is a self-proclaimed explorer who became famous for the story of his adventures in the islands of the South Pacific published in the World Wide Magazine at the turn of the century. After his story is called into question, the magazine quipped, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but De Rougemont is stranger than both."
April 8-13 Belhaven Theatre Festival 2013
A full week series of theatrical events - from featured guest artists, student performances, staged readings, senior recitals, class showcases, workshops and presentations. The full Festival schedule to be announced in the spring; contact the Theatre Box Office for information. Admission for featured performances only, all other events are free to the public.

Theatre Season 2011-2012

August 27
Blackbox Theatre
The 24-Hour Theatre Thing
From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
September 22-24, 26-27
Theatre 151
Sister Calling My Name
The emotionally touching story of Michael, who returns home to handle the affairs of his mentally challenged sister, Lindsay, who is in the care of his high-school sweetheart, Sister Anne; and journeys from the darkness of rejection and pain to a place of reconciliation. Directed by senior theatre major Dave Harris.
October 19-22
Blackbox Theatre
The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht - A Highland Players Guild Production Featuring Alumni of the Belhaven Theatre Department
November 2-5
Belhaven Pavilion
Everyone Knows What A Dragon Looks Like
This powerful Chinese fable of the faith of a child comes from the award-winning children's book written by Jay Williams and illustrated by Mercer Mayer. This outdoor interactive production will be fun for the whole family. Adapted by Bret Fetzer from the children's book by Jay Williams and directed by guest artist C. McNair Wilson.
November 29 & 30
Blackbox Theatre
6th Annual One Act Play Festival
An evening of short plays and desserts!** Join us for this showcase of the class work for two of our fall classes, and enjoy desserts during the performance. The plays this year are selected winners of the Belhaven University One Act Play Competition - please contact the Theatre Box Office for further information regarding the plays to be performed. Admission is free, no reserved seating. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
February 23-25,
February 25 - March 3
Blackbox Theatre
The Mayfair Affair - A Farce Premiere Workshop Production
This brand new work is the farcical story of John and Samantha Mayfair and their desperate attempt to sell their final financial asset - the Mayfair Diamond - at a weekend affair at their estate. But their guest's schemes turn them all into potential thieves, even the Mayfairs themselves. Be one of the first audiences to enjoy this Premiere Workshop Production! Directed by faculty member John Maxwell. General Admission $10, Seniors/Students/Children $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
March 29
Theatre 151
Eleemosynary
Belhaven student, Eleanor Baxter, is directing her first play for a theatre production project, giving her valuable experience toward her career. Baxter will direct an inspirational play from American playwright Lee Blessing called Eleemosynary. This play presents the lives of the three women as they struggle to define themselves both as individuals and part of a family. It is a study of family relationships, and highlights the need for connection and forgiveness.
April 10-14 Belhaven Theatre Festival 2012
A full week series of theatrical events including featured guest artists, student performances, staged readings, senior recitals, class showcases, workshops and presentations. The full Festival schedule to be announced in the spring; contact the Theatre Box Office for information and read more in the Spring Edition of Arts Ablaze. Admission for featured performances only, all other events are free to the public.