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Theatre and Dance Archive

Multi-award winning play ‘Clybourne Park’ runs Feb. 24-28

BOONE — The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is producing the regional premiere of “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris. It is the only play ever to win the “triple crown” of theatre, which consists of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and England’s Olivier Award for Outstanding Play.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ begins month-long conversation about race on campus and in the community

BOONE—As the kickoff event to a four-week campus and community-wide conversation titled “How We Talk About Race in 2016,” In/Visible Theatre will produce a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork, “A Raisin in the Sun.” The event will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Valborg Theatre at Appalachian State University.

2016 Momentum Dance Showcase — rescheduled for Jan. 30

BOONE—The 2016 Momentum Dance Showcase, originally scheduled for Jan. 22 and 23, has been postponed due to weather until Saturday, Jan. 30. There will be two performances in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208: one at 5 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Momentum is a campus-wide student dance organization. The annual dance showcase will feature nine original works choreographed and performed by students.

FADE, a dance showcase for all ages, to be presented Nov. 18-21

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents FADE, the 2015 Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble, in Valborg Theatre Nov.18-21 at 7:30 p.m. This is the final dance production of the semester.

Venue change for “English Without Effort,” a combination of two Eugene Ionesco plays, presented Nov. 6-10

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents a double-bill of plays titled “English Without Effort: An Evening of Ionesco Comedy” in Valborg Theatre on campus Nov. 6-10. The performances previously had been scheduled in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre. These laugh-out-loud comedies will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 7, 9 and 10 with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 7 and 8.

Whiskytree founder talks about design, creativity

BOONE—From his time as a production assistant at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to owning his own visual effects company, Jonathan Harb says it’s the basics he learned in high school and college that are tools of his success.

NC Dance Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with local performance Oct. 23-24 2015 tour dedicated to late founder Jan Van Dyke

BOONE – Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will host the North Carolina Dance Festival (NCDF) as it returns to Boone on its 2015 statewide tour. NCDF will be presented in the Valborg Theatre for two performances at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24.

Award-winning Kander and Ebb musical “Chicago” opens this weekend

BOONE—The Appalachian Musical Theatre Ensemble presents the multi-award winning musical “Chicago,” by the legendary duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb. There will be only two performances of this production: the first at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 11 in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union on the Appalachian State University campus.

“An Enemy of the People” to be presented Sept. 30-Oct. 4

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “An Enemy of the People,” playwright Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 masterpiece about an eco-conscious doctor who uncovers a controversial secret. Under the direction of Dr. Kin-Yan Szeto, this timely play will be performed in the Valborg Theatre on the Appalachian campus from Sept. 30- Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 4.