Theatre Season

Season tickets available starting August 1. Prices are $40 adults, $32 for senior citizens and WFU faculty/staff, and $20 students. Subscribers can reserve their seats by calling the Box Office at 336-758-5295 on or after the dates indicated below for each production. Click here to view our season brochure.

Ticket prices for individual productions are $15 adults, $12 senior citizens, and $7 students. Tickets are available 2 weeks before each production opens as noted below.



Tickets available starting September 6.

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

by Finegan Kruckemeyer

directed by Brook Davis

September 16, 22, & 23 at 7:00 pm

September 17 & 24 at 11:00 am

September 18 & 25 at 2:00 pm

Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

Join us for the charming story of three sisters who embark on fantastical journeys as they grow up and follow their dreams; there are sword fights, adventures at sea, and one very angry badger. This uplifting fairy tale is appropriate for all ages.

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

directed by Mark Cohen

Oct. 28-29 & Nov. 3-5 at 7:30 pm

Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 at 2:00 pm

Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

A breathless political thriller, Julius Caesar follows the unscrupulous machinations of Senate power-brokers who hold in their hands the fate of their Republic.  From backroom to battlefield, Shakespeare’s first great tragedy rips back the curtain on how our politicians really hammer out their world-altering decisions, how they spin those decisions for a ravenous public, and how we all live with the consequences that those decisions bring down on us.   Julius Caesar is the riveting turning point in Shakespeare’s career-long obsession with our relationship to evil played out against the glare of the political spotlight, and keyed to the music of high rhetoric and falling bombs.

Audience Notice: This production contains simulated violence, realistic guns props and gunshot sound effects, and depictions of blood, war, and suicide. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tickets available starting October 11.
Tickets available starting January 17.

The Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov

translated by Carol Rocamora

directed by Sharon Andrews

February 3-4 & 9-11 at 7:30 pm

February 5 & 12 at 2:00 pm

Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

Who among us has never felt the longing for the unattainable, the desire for that which we will not have?

The Three Sisters, one of Anton Chekhov’s most celebrated plays, illustrates his brilliance at portraying human beings as they really are. Intricately woven relationships, fiery passions, and dreams of a different future shape the lives of three women living on the cusp of the fall of Russian aristocracy.

Audience Warning: This production contains audio of a gunshot that occurs offstage.

Back Story

by various playwrights based on characters created by Joan Ackermann directed by Michael Kamtman

February 24-25 at 7:30 pm

February 26 at 2:00 pm

Ring Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center

Back Story is the hilarious and moving story of the adventures of Ainsley and Ethan Belcher, a close brother and sister dealing with the disappearance of their father who, when they were small children, went on a fishing trip and never returned. Ainsley is a former musical prodigy devoted to protecting and guiding the entrepreneurial and energetic Ethan to a positive path in life. Back Story is based on a short story by playwright Joan Ackermann. Its unique theatrical feature is that its 19 scenes are written by 18 different playwrights, each of whom chose a specific moment in the short story to expand upon, thus creating the back story of Ethan and Ainsley. There can be as few as 2 or as many as 22 actors in the production!

No late admission for this production. Any unclaimed tickets at the Box Office at curtain time may be sold to patrons on the waitlist.

This production contains explicit language and sexual overtones. Audience discretion is advised.

Tickets available starting February 14.

Tickets available starting March 14.

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

directed by Cindy Gendrich

March 31-April 1 & 5-8 at 7:30 pm

April 2 at 2:00 pm

Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

Silent Sky is Lauren Gunderson’s vivid astronomy origin story about Henrietta Leavitt, whose early work at Harvard taught us how to measure the universe. The Atlanta Journal Constitution called it a “luminously beautiful play,” and “an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale.” A story of family, friends, and choices, of persistence, love, and longing, this delightful night in the theatre also makes the recent photos from the Webb and Hubble telescopes seem even more amazing.

This production is the vehicle for WFU Theatre’s international design competition, aWAKEn, and features the dazzling work of Egyptian scenic designer Héba Hicham Elkomy.  

Post-performance discussions will be held on March 31 featuring Héba Hicham Elkomy and the design team for the production; April 7 on Women in Science featuring Dr. Susan Wente; and April 8 featuring playwright Lauren Gunderson.