University Theatre 2014-2015 Subscription Series

See also:
Studio Series, Dance Series, and the 14-15 theatre season brochure


Performed in the Mainstage Theatre, Scales Fine Arts Center.  Evening performances are on Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm.  Matinee performances are on Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Box office is open 12-5pm, Monday-Friday, two weeks before opening night and one hour prior to curtain.

Ticket prices for individual shows are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $7 for students (price includes NC sales tax).  Season subscription prices are $36 for adults, $30 for senior citizens and WFU faculty/staff, and $15 for students (price is subject to 6.75% NC sales tax at the end of the sale).

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by Melanie Marnich

Directed by Cindy Gendrich

 7:30 pm September 19-20 & 25-27, 2014

2:00 pm September 21 & 28, 2014

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by September 15.

In the 1920s and 30s, “girls who wanted to work” could get good-paying jobs painting the radium dials on watch- and clock-faces. Part fairy-tale, part tragedy, These Shining Lives chronicles the stories of these “radium girls,” and their life-changing friendships. A luminous play about curiosity, greed, heroism, health, time, money, and hope.



by Bruce Norris

Directed by Sharon Andrews

7:30 pm October 31-November 1 & 6-8, 2014

2:00 pm November 2 & 9, 2014

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by October 27.

Bruce Norris’s ferocious Pulitzer Prize winning play is filled with brilliant side splitting “I can’t believe I’m laughing at this” humor and pulls no punches in its provocative look at race and real estate.  Act I, it’s 1959 and the neighborhood association will do anything to keep a black family from moving in…but they’re not racist! Act II, its 50 years later, and the same now dilapidated house is caught in the sweep of gentrification. The conflict between two middle class couples, one black the other white, over what is to become of the house, sharply and often hilariously exposes the dangerous illusions that lie beneath our politically correct ideals.

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By Samuel Beckett

Directed by Brook Davis

7:30 pm February 6-7 & 12-14, 2015

2:00 pm February 8 & 15, 2015

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by February 2.

Two men . . .

A tree . . .

Join us for Samuel Beckett’s classic play performed for the first time during Wake Forest’s Mainstage season.



By William Shakespeare

Directed by John E. R. Friedenberg

7:30 pm April 3-4 & 9-11, 2015

2:00 pm April 5 & 12, 2015

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by March 30.

Four best friends decide to withdraw from society and for 3 years, to study and learn the secrets of the universe with their fraternal brethren. These Young Men create a retreat where they can study together without the petty distractions of the world at large. Scarcely have they begun when their vows are challenged by the arrival of 4 visitors…each a child of our grandmother Eve, a female; or, for thy more sweet understanding, a woman.

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Visit the Archives of some of the past University Theatre Productions