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.
All Shows run Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Building.
May 7–11, 2014
by Sarah Kane
Kane’s play marks a radical departure from previous Mary Baldwin College Theatre productions. 4.48 Psychosis is a bold depiction of depression filtered through a kaleidoscope of “bewildered fragments.” Showcasing the range of talent and ability among MBC theatre’s undergraduate community, the cast and crew tackle Kane’s script, which is intriguingly devoid of conventional stage directions. Portrayed as a group therapy session, the play presents multiple aspects of clinical depression by telling the story of four patients — who speak openly and unflinchingly about their struggles with depression — and the doctor who treats them.
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
Ruddigore by Gilbert and Sullivan
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Whispers and Lies by Amy Cuomo '85
4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane