University Theatre 2021-2022 Subscription Series

See also:
Studio Series and Dance Series

Performed on the Harold C. Tedford Main Stage (formerly known as the Mainstage Theatre), Scales Fine Arts Center.  Evening performances are on Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm.  Matinee performances are on Sundays at 2:00 pm.  *Please note some productions may vary its performance schedule and/or location.  Details on each production are below.

Box office is open 1-5pm, Tuesday-Friday, two weeks before opening night and one hour prior to curtain.

Ticket prices for individual shows are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $7 for students.  Season subscription prices are $40 for adults, $32 for senior citizens and WFU faculty/staff, and $20 for students (all prices include NC sales tax).

Men on Boats

by Jaclyn Backhaus

directed by Cindy Gendrich

 7:30 pm Sept. 17-18 & 23-25, 2021

2:00 pm Sept. 19 & 26, 2021

The Tedford Stage

Boats, rapids, humor, and excitement abound in Jaclyn Backhaus’s fabulous revisioning of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers.  Called by Time Out New York, “A thrilling, gender-flipped slice of manifest destiny,” Men on Boats is a theatrical joy ride, perfect for anyone in need of a little adventure.

Men on Boats is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For Tickets please contact the box office directly (336) 758-1997.

The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer

directed by Brook Davis

7:30 pm Oct 29-30 & Nov. 4-6, 2021

2:00 pm Oct. 31 & Nov. 7, 2021

The Tedford Stage

In the early 1980s, one man rose up and helped lead an army to fight an ignored plague.  Larry Kramer’s largely-autobiographical play, The Normal Heart, explores the politics, fear, anger, and frustration he experienced during the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York.  This year, 2021, marks the 40th anniversary of the first cases of the disease later to be known as AIDS.  Kramer’s The Normal Heart is a profound, tragic history lesson for audience members too young to remember this dark time in America, as well as those old enough to see the parallels between then and now.

This production contains strong adult language and content.  It is intended for mature audiences only.

The Normal Heart is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.





John Proctor is the Villain

by Kimberly Belflower

directed by Sharon Andrews

7:30 pm February 4-5 & 10-12, 2022

2:00 pm February 6 & 13, 2022

The Tedford Stage

This fast paced deeply insightful play follows a group of small-town Appalachian Georgia high schoolers as they grapple with big world issues of sex and power. A group of girls have started a controversial feminism club just as evidence is surfacing that one of their fathers is guilty of sexual assault.  Meanwhile, their beloved hip English teacher is guiding the class through Arthur Miller’s, The Crucible, and his iconic interpretation of John Proctor as hero is brilliantly challenged by the young women. His own behavior may prove to be equally problematic.  This play is disturbing, funny, timely, and ultimately a joyful celebration of courage.

John Proctor is the Villain is produced by special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials supplied by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC.

She Loves Me

Book by Joe Masteroff

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Music by Jerry Bock              

directed by J.K. Curry

7:30 pm April 1-2 & April 7-9, 2022

2:00 pm April 3 & 10, 2022

The Tedford Stage

She Loves Me is a charmingly old school, full orchestra musical about trying to find a perfect match in an imperfect world. Based on Miklós László’s play Parfumerie, this warm and intimate romantic comedy is set in 1930s Budapest. Debuting on Broadway in 1964, with major revivals in 1993 and 2016, She Loves Me speaks to the timeless challenge of finding true love.

She Loves Me is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International,




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