Current
Season

Pride and Prejudice 

  • From the novel by Jane Austin, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J. R. Sullivan
  • Directed by Associate Professor Leonard Kelly
  • October 22 & 23, 2021 at 7:30pm; October 24, 2021 at 2:00pm
  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Thus, famously begins Jane Austin’s masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice. Now all the wit and romance of this classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging stage adaptation. Jane, Elizabeth, and Lydia Bennet are likely-looking girls in a period when a woman's one possible career is matrimony. Finding a husband may not be Elizabeth Bennet's most pressing concern, but with four sisters and an overzealous match-making mother, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the strong-willed Elizabeth meets the attractive but enigmatic Mr. Darcy is it possible for them to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Fall Dance Concert

  • Directed by Associate Professor Gretchen Studlien-Webb
  • November 12 & 13, 2021 at 7:30pm; November 13, 2021 at 2:00pm
  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
  • University Dance Company’s annual fall dance concert celebrates the return to the theatre highlighting selected student choreography.

The Triangle Factory Fire Project

  • By Christopher Piehler in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans
  • Directed by Associate Professor John Bellomo
  • November 19 & 20, 2021 at 7:30pm; November 20 & 21, 2021 at 2:00pm
  • MainStage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Saturday, March 25, 1911. 4:45 P.M. flames sweep through the Triangle Factory. Panic-stricken workers run in all directions. Some make it to the fire escape, only to have it collapse beneath their weight. Others run to the exit door but find it locked. Dozens leap from the windows to their deaths, shocking the crowd of onlookers gathered below. And some through bravery or sheer luck make it out alive. By using real words spoken by real people, from Ukrainian seamstresses to millionaire Fifth Avenue socialites, The Triangle Factory Fire paints a heartbreakingly clear picture of a disastrous day in American history and explores the human toll such a tragedy takes on us all.

The Winter’s Tale

  • By William Shakespeare
  • With Special Guest Director
  • March 3, 4 & 5, 2022 at 7:30pm March 5 & 6, 2022 at 2:00pm
  • J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • King Leontes tears his family apart with his jealousy, but grief unlocks his heart. Will the King find the child he abandoned before it is too late? Will the bear catch it’s prey?  Will statues come to life?  Come see The Winter’s Tale, in one of Philadelphia’ premiere directors contemporary retelling of the Shakespeare’s classics.

Student Written One Acts

  • Written by the students of THA313 Playwriting
  • Directed by advanced theatre students
  • April 1 & 2, 2022 at 7:30pm; April 3, 2022 at 2:00pm
  • J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • The Student Written One Acts is an evening of short plays penned by the Theatre 313 Playwriting Class.  Experience the plays reflecting issues and themes that resonate with college students from West Chester University. We are pleased again to have our talented students serve as directors, designers, technicians, stage managers and, of course, actors to present this performance of original student work.

Into the Woods 

  • Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
  • Directed by Associate Professor Charlie DelMarcelle
  • April 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2022 at 7:30pm; April 23 & 24, 2022 at 2:00pm
  • MainStage Theatre, E. O. Bull Center for the Arts
  • Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ most popular folktales, Into the Woods imagines what would happen if famous fairytale characters were thrown together in increasingly dramatic and humorous ways.  Cinderella, Jack (of bean-stalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, a Baker and his Wife set out into the forest on their quests to find "happily ever after." Along the way they meet Rapunzel, a Wicked Witch, a lascivious Wolf, vengeful Giants, a couple of charming Princes, and their own destinies.   This beloved musical parable about the loss of innocence, the joys and sorrows of adulthood, and the price paid for getting the things you really want, is sure to challenge and delight you!

Spring Dance Concert

  • Directed by Associate Professor maria urrutia
  • April 28, 29 & 30, 2022 at 7:30pm; April 30, 2022 at 2:00pm
  • Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
  • University Dance Company’s annual spring dance concert focuses various dance styles and creative student choreography as well as current WCU dance faculty and guest artists’ work.

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