University Theatre 2016-2017 Subscription Series

See also:
Studio Series, Dance Series, and the 2016-2017 season brochure

Performed on the Harold C. Tedford Main Stage (formerly known as 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 1-5pm, Tuesday-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).


by Caridad Svich

directed by Sharon Andrews

 7:30 pm Sept. 23-24 & Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016

2:00 pm Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, 2016

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by September 16.


Fighting… to keep family together in the face of poverty…to adjust to being home after the horrors of combat…to find your place in the world even if it leaves you bloody

SPARK, tells a story of 3 sisters in a small North Carolina town somewhere in tobacco country. The lives of these women are small but the themes of war and love and fighting to survive loom large in this fierce and lyrical contemporary new play by this Obie Award winning playwright.


Honk, Jr.

Book and Lyric by Anthony Drewe

Music by George Stiles

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling

directed by Cindy Gendrich

7:30 pm November 4-5 & 10-11, 2016

2:00 pm November 6 & 13, 2016

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by October 28.

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different, and a moving tale of self-discovery. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ugly Duckling,” it is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and delightful score.

Collidescope 3.0:  Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America

by Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks

directed by Ping Chong

7:30 pm February 10-11 & 16-18, 2017

2:00 pm February 12 & 19, 2017

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by February 3.

An equal society that pretends to be beyond bigotry but still practices hatred is not equal.

Internationally acclaimed auteur Ping Chong and noted director and dramaturg Talvin Wilks will collaborate with Wake Forest students to develop a theatrical presentation in response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America. From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, exploring the pre-Revolutionary War era when freedmen and slaves were contemplating their rights in a soon-to-be independent nation, then back to present day, this “kaleidoscope” explores the often tragic history of black and white race relations in America.



by William Shakespeare

directed by Brook Davis

7:30 pm March 31-April 1 & April 6-8, 2017

2:00 pm April 2 & 9, 2017

*Note:  Season tickets for this production need to be reserved by March 24.

A ghost story of madness, greed, and bloodshed.  Join us for a dark, cautionary tale set in a contemporary war-torn world.

Visit the Archives of some of the past University Theatre Productions