Unless noted, all performances are Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
The Irish Experience
Sept. 9 & 10, 2016
Theatre Department students who participated in this year's Irish Experience program will present the Irish plays "Riders to the Sea" and "A Pound on Demand". Performances will take place in the Studio Theatre.
Riders to the Sea
By John Millington Synge
A one-act tragedy, the play is set in the Aran Islands, Inishmaan, and like all of Synge's plays it is noted for capturing the poetic dialogue of rural Ireland. The plot is based not on the traditional conflict of human wills but on the hopeless struggle of a people against the impersonal but relentless cruelty of the sea.
A Pound on Demand
An inebriated customer and his layabout companion attempt to withdraw money from the local post office with hilarious results.
Tickets are free and open to the public.
Rocky Horror Picture Show with Shadowcast
Sept. 17, 2016
The Department of Theatre presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Shadowcast. This event has become a community favorite in recent years and the Center for Fine & Performing Arts is happy to host the event once again. Performances will be held in the Mainstage Theatre at 8:00 PM and 11:59 PM on Saturday, September 17.
All tickets are $10!
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
With Music & Lyrics by David Nehls & Book by Betsy Kelso
Oct. 21-23 & Oct 28-30, 2016
There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew.
Described as "'South Park' meets 'Desperate Housewives'...with a cheeky script by Betsy Kelso (and) an infectious score by David Nehls" (NY Sun). The show includes the songs - "It Doesn't Take a Genius", "The Great American TV Show" and our personal favorite - "Roadkill".
Due to adult themes and subject matter, this show may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The Farm Project
Nov. 18 & 19, 2016
Nov. 18 - 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Nov. 19 - 2:30pm & 7:30pm
The Farm Theater in collaboration with three universities will commission one emerging playwright to write a play. In the summer the play receives a workshop with professional actors, director, and dramaturge. During the following school year each university independently produces the play. The process is documented on a blog hosted by Indie Theater Now, who will also publish the play upon completion of the process.
This year's play is "Your Wings Have Eyes" by Micheline Auger. The play is currently being developed by three Universities, SUNY Brockport, University of West Florida and Centre College in Kentucky and deals with Gender, Gender roles and expectations. To follow the process, visit the Farm Project Blog.
Due to Adult situations and content, this show is not recommended for audiences under 18.
A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas
By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Michael Wilson
Dec. 2-4 & Dec. 9-11, 2016
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Pensacola tradition. Join Scrooge, an old and bitter miser, as he is visited by a mulititude of ghosts on Christmas Eve, teaching him the importance of kindess and compassion in this wonderful play with music.
Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber & Lyrics by Tim Rice
Feb. 17-19 & 24-26, 2017
One of Weber & Rice's most successful musicals, the show has had numerous Broadway and London productions since it's premiere in 1978 and has been performed all over the world. Based on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron who became the spiritual leader of the nation rising from nothing to become one of the most famous political figures in the country’s history. The show tells her rise to fame through the eyes of the people, using an omniscient narrator to chart her journey.
Romeo & Juliet
By William Shakespeare
April 14 & 15, 2017
At the Saenger Theatre, Downtown Pensacola
"Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene)" is the beginning of one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently produced works. Romeo & Juliet are star-crossed lovers who are not meant to be due to family strife. But as we all know, the heart wants what the heart wants, and only tragedy comes from its denial.