Discover the main season 2021-2022 of the theater department – The Seahawk
After two semesters marked by COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, the theater department at UNCW has announced mainstage performances scheduled for the next academic year. Four productions are designated for in-person screenings in the main theater of the Cultural Arts Building, although subject to change based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fall semester will kick off with the production “A Taste of Honey,” written by English playwright Shelagh Delaney and directed by Ed Wagenseller. The play was designed by Delaney to vividly portray the fabric of working class life in the late 1950s and 1960s and to give women and queer voices a space in the public sphere.
“A Taste of Honey” is an “exhilarating representation of the vulnerabilities and strengths of the female spirit in a destitute and restless world,” according to the 2021-2022 season announcement.
The theater department’s performance of “A Taste of Honey” is scheduled for September 23-26 and September 30-October 30. 3.
Towards the end of the fall semester, a production of “The Christians,” written by Tony-nominated Lucas Hnath and directed by Christopher Marino, will premiere November 11-14 and November 18-21. The game, which was created in 2015, is an attempt to capture a nuanced overview of the machinations of American Christianity. It’s set in a growing evangelical mega-church and is described as “a great little play about faith in America – and the problem of changing your mind,” according to the ad.
Previous performances of “The Christians”, which encourage deep reflection involved a blackboard installed in the lobby with questions about the spectators’ personal religious beliefs, to be completed with post-it notes.
Next, “The Christians” is a production of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, directed by Robin Post, which follows the dramas of an exiled wizard and his daughter Miranda. Beyond the list of dates for the play, scheduled for February 17 to 20 and February 24 to 27, the theater department has not specified the format of this adaptation. Post produced the first piece designed by the department, an original piece created from stories from cast members and outside interviews, titled “Am I the Next One?” Voices of Wilmington, NC ”last fall.
The final production, scheduled for March 31 to April 3 and April 7 to 10, is “The Moors,” written by New York writer Jen Silverman and directed by Paul Castagno. The play is a ‘satirical and contemporary tribute to the 19th century Brontë sisters ”and a black comedy.
Tickets for the shows will be made public closer to the performance dates and will be available for reservation here.