Performance Schedule

Belhaven Theatre is offering its 16th year of productions with a season that celebrates the art of storytelling.  Our season begins with Big Fish the Musical, which uses memory and exaggerated tall-tales to tell the story of a father and son who struggle to find the lost love between them.  39 Steps uses Hitchcock-ian suspense to create an evening of pure comedy.  The White Snake closes out the Fall semester using techniques of Asian storytelling.  In the Spring we begin with a World Premiere of Joseph Frost’s Mayfair Ma Chére, a farcical sequel to his The Mayfair Affair from a few seasons ago.  Our second production of the Spring, Sketching the Soul, presents a story that encourages the audience to think about one’s faith in a contemporary society versus one’s passion and how the past, eventually, catches up to us.  Our season concludes with one of the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Broadway, The Music Man, which tells the story of how love can emerge even when it is least expected.

We are also excited to see a fantastic group of guest designers and guest artists collaborate on our productions this year, as well as our extensive use of Barber Auditorium as a truly theatrical venue.  Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce our new affiliation with the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival, which will provide numerous opportunities for our students to advance their craft.  We hope that you will join us at the theatre!

We hope that you will join us at the theatre! To reserve tickets for any Belhaven Theatre production, please call 601-965-7026 or email your request to boxoffice@belhaven.edu.  Tickets may be purchased with cash or check. 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

2016-17 Theatre

Theatre Season 2016-2017

August 27
7:30 pm

Blackbox Theatre
24-Hour Theatre Event
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 28- 30. October 4-6, 14-15
7:30 pm
October 1
2:00 PM
Blackbox
Theatre
Big Fish the Musical
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by John August
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
Directed by Dr. David S. Sollish
Choreographed by Broadway's John Scacchetti
A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, Big Fish centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, the truth from the tall tales.  Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, and featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August, Big Fish is overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft; it is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that's richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
October 19-22
7:30 PM
October 22
2:00 PM
Barber Auditorium
39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Joseph Frost
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!  In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
November 11-12, 16-19
7:30 PM
November 12, 19
2:30 PM
Blackbox Theatre
The White Snake
Written by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Dr. Elissa Sartwell
In her latest theatrical production inspired by a classic story, Mary Zimmerman reimagines The White Snake, an ancient Chinese legend in which a snake spirit transforms herself into a beautiful woman in order to experience the human world. Adventuring down her mountainside with her companion, Green Snake, White Snake meets and falls in love with the humble, virtuous Xu Xian and convinces him to marry her. Together, the three friends open a pharmacy, but soon the remarkable healing powers of White Snake draw the attention of a treacherous monk, Fa Hai. Outraged at the union between a mortal and a snake spirit, Fa Hai takes it upon himself to destroy it. Zimmerman brings to this timeless romance her usual brilliant mix of ingenious stagecraft, song, abundant humor, and compassion.
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
The Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new music by Belhaven student composers. The adventure of bringing new musical designs to life continues as the composers and their fellow performers open windows into their creative worlds.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.
February 17-18, 22-25
7:30 pm
February 18, 25
2:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre
Mayfair Ma ChÉre
Written by Joseph Frost
Directed by Joseph Frost
This WORLD PREMIERE is a hilarious addition to the world of The Mayfair Affair, Mayfair Ma Chère tells the story of Jack and Moira’s as they elope to the French Quarter of New Orleans, navigating the muddy waters around the misfit krewe of a would-be smuggler, a desperate missionary, a crusty sea captain, a cajun learning to cook, a first-time thief, a masquerading widow, a cursed valet, an unclaimed mail-order bride, and a recherché exotic jewel. Tall-tales, mayhem, and mistaken identities make for one rattling streetcar ride - but as they say in the Crescent City: "Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
March 30-April 1
7:30 pm
Barber Auditorium
Sketching the Soul
Written by Jacqueline Lynch
Directed by Dr. Elissa Sartwell
Chelsea Logan is an artist struggling with the conflict between her growing celebrity and her Amish upbringing, which she left behind to pursue her ambition, and which she neglected to mention to Mike (her boyfriend), new friends and colleagues. The past and present, celebrity and spiritually come to a head one frenetic weekend when her younger sister Sarah arrives unexpectedly. Chelsea must explain her sister, and the lifestyle she kept a secret, to Mike, an attorney struggling with his own ethical priorities, and to Maureen Nash an aggressive journalist who arrives with a photographer for an interview (during which Chelsea, with a rather un-Amish-like attitude, pummels the photographer into surrendering the film he has shot of Sarah!) Sarah and Mike together help Chelsea to accept and acknowledge the power of her Amish heritage and to move toward a future she had not expected.
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
April 21-22, 25-29
7:30 PM
April 22, 29
2:00 PM
Blackbox Theatre
The Music Man
Book, Lyrics & Music by Meredith Wilson
Directed by Dr. David Sollish
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Theatre Season 2015-2016

Sept. 30- Oct. 3
7:30 pm
October 3

2:00 pm
Flexible Theatre
Doubt
by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Joseph Frost
“What do you do when you’re not sure?”  This line opens the 2005 Pulitzer prize winning play by John Patrick Shanley.  When Sister Aloysius, the strict principal of a Catholic elementary school suspects Father Flynn, the parish priest of molesting the school’s only African American student, she is determined to have Father Flynn removed from the school at all costs.  As investigations are made into the accusations, doubts swirl, emotions reach a fever-pitch, and questions remain unanswered.  In this stirring drama, Shanley invites us to ask ourselves, “What do you do when you’re not sure?”
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
October 29-31
7:30 pm
Gillespie Commons
Ghost Stories of Mississippi
Written by Joseph Frost
Directed by Dr. Elissa Sartwell
Take a walk through Missisippi’s ghostly history.   Stories of intrigue and mystery will be shared as a talented cast of ghostly guides lead you through each chilling tale.
 General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
November 6-7; 11-14
7:30 PM
November 7, 14
2:00 PM
Flexible Theatre
Shrek The Musical
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Dr. David Sollish
Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek. And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on-hand and his name is Shrek! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears!
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
February 4-6
Location TBA
Night, Mother
by Marsha Norman
This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in a young woman’s life.  As the play begins, Jessie announces calmly to her mother that she intends to take her own life.  Her father is dead, her marriage has ended in divorce, her absent son is a petty thief, she has lost her job, and she views her entire existence as unprofitable and stale.   ‘NIGHT MOTHER offers a heart-breaking glimpse into the realities of depression and mental illness.  Post-show discussions with guest panelists will follow each performance.
February 24-27
7:30 pm
February 27
2:00 pm
Flexible Theatre
Doctor Faustus
by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Joseph Frost
Join us for this mythic tale illustrating mankind’s insatiable desire for knowledge and power.  Doctor Faustus, restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil:  if the evil spirit, Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the devil after death.  It isn’t long before Faustus’ doubts about the bargain begin to plague him, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment on hand to distract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position and the prospect of its agonizing conclusion.
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
April 15-16
April 20-23

7:30 pm
April 16, 23
2:00 PM
Flexible Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Dr. David Sollish
Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.  The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker and crush.  The Audrey II, a raucous, R&B-singing carnivore, promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s devious intent—world domination!  Don’t miss this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood smash hit.
General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Theatre Season 2014-2015

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
Blackbox 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.
February 25-28
7:00 pm
Blackbox Theatre

February 28
2:00 pm
Saturday Matinee
Godspell
Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
April 15-18
7:30 pm
Blackbox Theatre

April 18
2:00 pm
Saturday Matinee
the descent / lifted me - a devised theatre piece
Directed by Joseph Frost

the descent / lifted me is a devised theatre work, created during rehearsal by the cast and director Joseph Frost. Interwoven story lines will explore descentions, ascensions, and resurrections.
April 20 - 25
Center for the Arts
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 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.