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Statesboro Campus Theatre

Students pursuing a Theatre Degree on the Statesboro campus have opportunities to perform, design, and direct in the state of the art Center for Art and Theatre, a variable seating black box space that serves as our primary performance venue. In addition, the Performing Arts Center, an 800 plus proscenium venue, is also used for performances.

Our students are actively involved in creating theatre as they study it. Connection with production and classes occurs throughout the season. Students are given the opportunity to hone their skills and present their work in an award-winning performance and design program.

The Season consists of four mainstage productions, with a rotation of Contemporary and Classical work. Each season is chosen with an intention to bring opportunities to students that include African American Theatre, Shakespeare, and new works as well as a foundation in several genres and eras.

Our students are involved with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (with several national award winners) and the South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC) where we have a 95% placement rate for our technical and design students. Students have performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and are encouraged to study abroad in England, Ireland, Italy and Japan with the support of scholarships.

The 2023-2024 Season

All plays are at the Center for Art and Theatre on the Statesboro Campus.

For reservations and information, please call the box office at 912-478-5379 or purchase tickets online.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Ghostlighting a World Premiere by Steve Patterson 
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott, SDC

October 11-15
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

As a small theatre company rehearses a new play about an infamously haunted English Manor, things begin to happen. Little sounds. Incongruities. When the playwright arrives to view the work, the incongruities multiply and begin to manifest in the actors as well as the theatre. In the Theatre, Something—somewhere—has awakened. Oregon Book Award winner Steve Patterson dips into the world of ghost stories and the unique relationship between theatres and the supernatural, while simultaneously exploring how a new play finds its feet.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Marian (Or the True Tale of Robin Hood) by Adam Szymkowicz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Directed by Nicholas Newell

November 8-12 
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

A gender-bending patriarchy smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is (and always has been) Maid Marian in disguise, who leads a motley crew of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand up for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? The fight must go on.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Stupid F#%king Bird  by Aaron Posner  
Directed by Nicholas Newell

Feb 28-March 3
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

This irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekov’s The Seagull is a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, and the search for the meaning of it all.  Con, an aspiring playwright, has created a role for his girlfriend Nina to star in. Unfortunately, Nina has fallen hard for the very successful writer Trigorin, who happens to be dating Con’s famous mother. Masha is in love with Con. Dev is in love with Masha. No one is in love with Dev . . . Oh, and there is a gun.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears  
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott, SDC

 April 17-21
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

A rhapsodic blues tragedy. Harlem Duet, which could be the prelude to Shakepeare’s Othello, recounts the tale of Othello and his first wife Billie (yes, before Desdemona). The story moves through time from contemporary Harlem, to a small dressing room in Harlem in 1928, and to Harlem in 1860.  The play explores the space where race and sex intersect. Harlem Duet is Billie’s story.
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Last updated: 6/9/2023