Theatre Season

With a legacy of more than 30 years, Regent University Theatre presents inspiring entertainment of the highest caliber. Productions range from Broadway musicals and the classics, to touching dramas and modern comedies. These stories are brought to life by passionate young artists.

The Servant of Two Masters

by Carlo Goldoni
Adapted by Michael Hill-Kirkland

With masks, deceptions, pratfalls, hijinks and romance, the zany Truffaldino attempts to double his pay by serving two masters at once! Will he pull off this scam? Will the lovers be united? Can he win the heart of the feisty Smeraldina? More importantly, will he ever get to eat? Chaos ensues when his trickery rebounds on him.

Main Theatre
Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7 • 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 & 8 • 2:30 p.m.

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Dear Ruth

by Norman Krasna

Attempting to bolster the courage of a WWII soldier, the teenage Miriam exchanges romantic letters with him, but signs her older sister Ruth’s name and includes her picture. When this handsome soldier shows up on leave, expecting to wed the already engaged Ruth, hilarious complications ensue. Will the impetuous and romantic soldier ultimately win Ruth's heart from her staid but steady fiancé?

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Studio Theatre
Dec. 1-2, 8-9 • 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2-3, 9-10 • 2:30 p.m.

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The Women of Lockerbie

by Deborah Brevoort

American Margaret Livingston roams the hills of Scotland searching for any trace of her son killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. She finds reason to hope again when she encounters the women of Lockerbie washing the clothes of the victims in an act of love triumphing over hate.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Studio Theatre
Feb. 16-17, 23-24 • 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 17-18, 24-25 • 2:30 p.m.

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She Loves Me

by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock

It’s 1930s Budapest, and Georg and Amalia constantly bicker at the perfume shop where they work. Unbeknownst to them, they are secretly each other’s romantic pen pal through the newspaper’s personal ads. Brought to us by the same team that brought us Fiddler on the Roof, this lighthearted musical comedy retells the popular story that opposites really do attract.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, mtishows.com.

Main Theatre
April 20-21, April 27-28 • 7:30 p.m.
April 22 & 29 • 2:30 p.m.

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About the Season

Welcome to Regent University’s 2017-18 Theatre Season.

With God’s glory in view, we go boldly forth in our commitment to continue to bring you high-quality theatre productions that entertain, educate, and stimulate. This year’s season will do a bit of each as we explore how Love changes human behavior and redeems even the most difficult of circumstances.

In Carlo Goldoni’s Italian farce The Servant of Two Masters, a resourceful and perpetually hungry Truffaldino tries to serve two different masters in order to get an extra meal. When the feisty Smeraldina smites his heart, he discovers that what he truly hungers for is much greater than what he expected.

Norman Krasna’s 1940’s comedy Dear Ruth turns a teenage girl’s altruistic intentions to bolster the morale of a young soldier into a catalyst that causes a life-altering change of heart for her older sister, Ruth. Opening on Broadway in 1944, the play had an impressive two-year run, as well as a film adaptation in 1947 starring William Holden.

The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort is inspired by the true story of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This Greek-styled work illustrates how a simple act of love helped to heal hearts filled with grief and bitterness.

Finally, Bock & Harnick’s euphoric romantic comedy She Loves Me takes a wistful look at how love can unexpectedly change those it touches. Originally based on the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklós László, the story has been adapted several times into popular films--the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan classic The Shop Around the Corner; the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical In the Good Old Summertime; and more recently the 1998 Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan comedy You've Got Mail.

On behalf of the graduate and undergraduate theatre programs at Regent University, we thank you for your continued support and welcome you to another stellar performance season.

Thank you for joining us for yet another stellar season!
Jan Gompper
Chair, Department of Theatre & Music

Past Performances

 

THEATRE SEASON

  • Dracula
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Seagull
  • Oklahoma!

SECONDSTAGE

  • Silent Sky
  • Shorts!
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Macbeth
  • Ah! Wilderness
  • She Stoops to Conquer
  • The Diviners
  • Big River
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Bus Stop
  • Shadowlands
  • The Trojan Women
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Tempest
  • Joyful Noise
  • The Adding Machine
  • Everywoman
  • The Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Beau Jest
  • Tartuffe
  • Doubt
  • As It Is In Heaven
  • Two Rooms
  • Last Night of Ballyhoo
  • Leaving Iowa
  • Our Town
  • The Royal Gambit
  • The Runner Stumbles
  • Medea
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • As You Like It
  • The Boys Next Door
  • Dancing at Lughnasa
  • Little Women
  • The Elephant Man
  • Godspell
  • You Can't Take It With You
  • The Emporer's New Clothes
  • Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
  • The Cherry Orchard
  • The Glory Man
  • The Rivals
  • Shorts
  • Singing in the Rain
  • Spinning Into Butter

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