The Onion of Existence
A Servant of Two Masters
Pirates of Penzanze
The Problem of Evil
The Laramie Project
The Glass Menagerie
Three Tall Women
Students, Senior Citizens, MBC Faculty and Staff ($7/$25 season tickets)
Other Adults ($12/$50 season tickets)
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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.
All Shows run Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. in the Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Fine Arts Building.
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.
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.
The Play’s the Thing
MBC’s student-directed new one-act play festival.
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