Theater Season 2022-23

On the Mainstage

Little Women

A new adaptation by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Guest directed by Derrick Ledbetter
Nov. 9-13, Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Little Theater

Jo March isn’t your typical Victorian lady. She’s indecorous and headstrong, and one day she’s going to be a great American novelist. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent and imaginative young women. But as adulthood approaches, each sister must negotiate her private ambitions with society’s expectations. In a war-torn world defined by gender, class, and personal tragedy, Jo March gives us her greatest story: that of the March sisters, four dreamers destined to be imperfect little women.

The story of the March sisters receives a breath of fresh air in this brand-new version that honors the spirit of Alcott’s original while freshly interpreting it for a new era. Kate Hamill’s sparkling adaptation will have audiences falling in love with the March sisters all over again as they grow from young girls to little women.

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Previews Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.
Runs Thursday, Feb. 23; Friday, Feb. 24; and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 each night; and Sunday, Feb 26., at 2 p.m.

“The Great Work Begins.” The year is 1985: Ronald Reagan has just been reelected to a second term, and the deadly AIDS epidemic is at its height in New York City. In this dazzling epic, six New Yorkers with interconnected lives grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Transy Theater is giving audiences the unique opportunity to experience the first part in Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus.

ADVISORY: Content includes sex, violence, gore, drug and alcohol use, profanity, intense and emotional situations and use of strobe lights and fog machines. Please research the play content and see at your own risk.

Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner of the 1993 Tony Award for Best Play

In the Laboratory

Fright Night

Presented by the Theater Guild
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, at 8 p.m. in Coleman

The Theater Guild, Transylvania’s student theater organization, presents their annual Fright Night, which includes original and published short plays full of horror and mayhem. Students produce, write, direct, act, design and everything in between to give their peers an authentic, student driven experience.

New Directors Play Festival

Friday and Saturday, Mar. 31 and Apr. 1, at 7 p.m. in Coleman

The bi-annual New Directors Play Festival is finally back live! Student directors in the Directing Fundamentals course this winter will each present a short play as the culminating project of their course work. Students also curate the overall night of performances, guaranteeing the audience a great night out at the theater.

New Playwrights Staged Reading

April 2023, dates to be announced

As part of the playwriting course being taught this winter by Bo List, students will ha