Department of Theatre


2021-2022 productions

Mainstage Productions

A Taste of Honey

Written by Shelagh Delaney
Directed by Ed Wagenseller

Mainstage Theatre
September 23-26 & September 30 - October 3, 2021

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The Christians

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Christopher Marino

Mainstage Theatre 
November 11-14 & 18-21, 2021

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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robin Post

Mainstage Theatre
February 17-20 & 24-27, 2022

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The Moors

Written by Jen Silverman
Directed by Paul Castagno

Mainstage Theatre
March 31 - April 3 & April 7-10, 2022

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Student Lab and Second Season Presentations

Student Lab Presentations

Fall semester:

October 21- 24, 2021 in the SRO Theatre (cancelled)

Spring Semester:

Three one-acts plays by David Ives
Sure Thing, Variations on the Death of Trotsky, and Soap Opera
directed by Davis Wood '22
March 17 - 20, 2022
Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. 2:00 pm
SRO Theatre, Cultural Arts Building

Tickets: $3.00 students, $10.00 all others.


Second Season presentations

Fall Semester:
September 13 & 14, 2021 in the SRO Theatre (cancelled)

Being Rose by Richard James
directed by John McCall
SRO Theatre
October 21-24, 2021
Thurs., Fri., Sat. @ 8:00 pm
Sun. @ 2:00 pm

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Rose looks back on her life from old age but as we see her memories replayed before us, differences emerge between her stories and reality. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains all.


November 1 & 2, 2021 in the SRO Theatre (cancelled)




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Spring Semester: 

Can Malone Die?
by David Pollard
Directed by John McCall '16
January 26 & 27, 2022 
(rescheduled from January 24 & 25)
8:00 pm SRO Theatre Free Admission

Max Feeney is a best-selling author on the point of killing off his character the ‘Ethical Assassin’ when the fictional character appears to argue to be spared. In the ensuing debate, hidden and unacknowledged truths are surfaced and the question of the debt owed by creator to creature is examined. Ultimately, Max succumbs to a heart attack while grappling with his creation. Has this all been the result of Feeney’s descent into madness or is illusion more real than we think?

The Second Season is a collection of works directed by faculty or staff members in the UNCW Department of Theatre throughout the academic year. These productions feature small casts, limited rehearsal time, and have minimal technical needs.

April 25 & 26, 2022 Student Special Project: Kahlil Allen,

An original choreopoem performance that combines poetry, dub poetry, rap, spoken word, movement, music, and song. This piece is a series of separate original stories choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of racism, stereotypes, intra-community conflicts, empowerment, struggle, joy, and loss into a complex representation of BIPOC culture.
SRO Theatre

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