The Department of Theater Arts at Furman University has announced its 2021-2022 season featuring a musical, two plays and a festival of new works.
All events are open to the public and take place in various locations on campus. Face covers are mandatory. Tickets go on sale two weeks before the opening night of each performance. An all-access season pass is available at a cost of $ 25 (four shows). Individual ticket prices are $ 15 for general admission, $ 10 for seniors and $ 5 for students.
“As you like it”
Adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Music and lyrics by Shaina Taub
Oct 13-15 and Oct 20-23, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday October 16 and 17, 3 p.m.
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Staged in partnership with the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, Furman Theater presents a delightful new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic story about chance encounters and self-discovery. Named one of the New York Times’ best shows of 2017, “As You Like It” is an immersive, dreamlike story of loyal friends, families in conflict and lovers in disguise.
Festival of New Works
A co-production with the Order of the Furman Theater
November 15-20, 7:30 p.m.
The second main stage production of the season is a festival of new works of student work presented in a staged reading style and developed with support throughout the summer and fall months. New Works Festival is a collaborative celebration of students, faculty, alumni and guest artists who envision what’s yet to come in the world of theater.
by Joshua Harmon
February 22-26, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday February 27, 3 p.m.
At a prep school in New England, Sheri is in charge of admissions and struggles to diversify the student body. But when her only son sets his sights on an Ivy League college, his personal ambition collides with progressive values with convulsive results. An uncompromising look at privilege, power and hypocrisy. “Admissions” is the winner of the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. “Astonishing and daring. An extraordinarily useful and atrocious satire – of the left, by the left, for the left – for today.” – The New York Times
“On the edge; or the geography of desire”
by Eric Overmyer
April 5-9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 10, 3 p.m.
A joyful safari leading from the highest of the Himalayas to the unknown land, transforming into time travel and mixing the supple linguistics of Tom Stoppard with the historical overview of Thornton Wilder. “Three ‘sojourn sisters’, each a prototypical Victorian explorer equipped with dialogue as concise as their helmets, strike their machetes through the wilderness while recounting past escapades among the natives. As intrepid hikers, they put on they are representatives of a weaker sex. Mr. Overmyer has written a play that is gleefully pro-feminist. “-The New York Times
Learn more about tickets to the Furman Theater. The theater box office can be reached at 864-294-2125.