Wayland University Theatre

           Season of Plays

                                2015-2016 Productions

 

 

 The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

October 1-3 @ 7:30 pm

One of the World’s great writers meets one of America’s best comedy writers in this presentation of Neil Simon’s classic comedy based upon short stories by Anton Chekhov.  Simon deftly introduces us to a hilarious collection of Russian eccentrics, including a performance artist who stages his own drowning for a fee, a “frail” housewife who plunges a Moscow bank into utter chaos, and two military experts who fight a battle entirely through the planning of their lunch menu.   Great comedy from the minds of two geniuses of the theatre, presented for Wayland’s Homecoming crowd!

 

 

Shorts 18: Draft Cards and Voter Registrations

November 12-13 @ 7:30 pm

November 14 @ 2:00 pm

WBU Theatre’s Shorts series comes of age in our 18th year of student performances.

Join us for an evening of comedy and drama in a series of short plays entirely directed and performed by our theatre students.

 

 

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

February 25-27 @ 7:30 pm

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. "David Lindsay-Abdaire has crafted a drama that's not just a departure but a revelation—an in-tensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty." —Variety. 

 

 

Christian University Theatre Festival

March 2-4

This season, WBU Theatre again hosts this invitational festival of theatre produced by theatre programs from various Christian universities.  Season ticket holders will be admitted at no extra charge to all of these performances.

 

 

Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germaine

March 31- April 2 @ 7:30 pm

 

Dr. Marti Runnels returns to the Wayland stage as Sigmund Freud in this powerhouse two-man play! Bloomberg News calls the play "Delightful! A brainy fencing match of Olympic caliber."

 

FREUD'S LAST SESSION centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. FREUD'S LAST SESSION is a deeply touching play filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.

 

 

Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative Presents

Almost Maine by John Cariani

 

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—

it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

 

 

 

 

Ticket Prices

Adults $8.00

Students $4.00 (student admission is FREE on student night)

Alumni $4.00

Children $4.00

(ages 4-12 years - no children under age 3 are allowed at theatre performances)

Gold Card - Free Admission w/gold card & picture I.D.

(Gold Cards are issued to senior citizens in the admissions office.)

 

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the "Buy Tickets Now!" button, or contact Kelli Watson at the WBU Theatre Office at   806-291-1060.