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Theatre

Wonderful Town
Medea
Unnecessary Farce
Macbeth PhD
The Onion of Existence
Something's Afoot
Shiloh Rules
Hold, Please
Iolanthe
A Servant of Two Masters
Pirates of Penzanze
The Problem of Evil
4.48 Psychosis
The Laramie Project
Wonderful Town
The Glass Menagerie
Something's Afoot
Macbeth PhD
Hold Please
Three Tall Women

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The Mary Baldwin College Theatre Department, in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, plays host to five or more student productions a year. This versatile and intimate black box theatre produces dramas, comedies, experimental plays, and at least one musical per academic year. It is also home to the biennial student-directed One Act Festival held during May Term. As one of the many local theaters in the Staunton area, the MBC Theatre Department is a haven for the avid theatre-goer.

Up Next

All Shows run Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Building.

October 3–5 and 8–12, 2014

Quilters
by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

Directed by Terry Southerington ’72

Combining music, dance, and vivid storytelling, this music plays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of American pioneer women. Based on the book The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen, the human patchwork of trails and joys is mirrored in the traditional patterns of quilts fashioned by Sarah and her six daughters.

November 19–23, 2014

These Shining Lives
by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Virginia Francisco ’64

These Shining Lives dramatizes the dangers faced by four women who hand-painted timepieces with luminescent faces in a watch factory in Ottawa, Illinois, in the 1920s. The women were grateful to have well-paying factory jobs during that era, but the dangers of radium were not fully understood. Their hands — and then their bodies — began to glow in the dark, followed by jaw infections and bone cancers. After years of misdiagnoses, the women find a lawyer who is willing to take their case.

February 11–15

Metamorphoses
by Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Doreen Bechtol ’12

Based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, this award-winning play is a modern re-telling of several ancient myths that feature archetypal characters who undergo extraordinary transformations. Through her unique brand of poetry, humor, and evocative imagery, Zimmerman captures a common emotional thread that links the classic myths to a modern audience. Bechtol’s skill in staging physical theater adds to a visually engaging performance.

March 25–29

The Lone Star Love Potion: An American Farce
by Michael Parker

Directed by Terry Southerington ’72

When wealthy rancher Mr. Stancliff dies, his family, servants, and friends gather for the reading of his will. As expected, his niece Patrice inherits the ranch, and she and her lecherous husband, Michael, also receive 25 percent each of Stancliff’s American Elixir Co. Jarvis, the long faithful butler, receives the remaining half. The company’s assets are a sample and formula for what seems to be a love potion. Does it work? Before long, everyone is testing it with hilarious results while millions — and the ranch — may be at stake.

May 6–10

The Play’s the Thing

MBC’s student-directed new one-act play festival.

The Season

Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
The Lone Star Love Potion: An American Farce by Michael Parker
The Play’s the Thing