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09/18/2019 - #52

HAMPTON, Va. (September 18, 2019) – The award-winning Hampton University Players and Company is proud to announce the 2019-2020 theatre season. This academic year’s performances include “Ain’t Misbehavin’, “Twelfth Night,” “The Hundred Dresses," and "Gem of the Ocean." All performances will be held in Armstrong Hall Little Theatre on the Hampton University main campus. “The Hundred Dresses” is also available for bookings. For ticket information, please contact the Hampton Players Box Office at 757-727-5236 or 757-727-5402. The Hampton Players Box Office accepts cash, credit/debit card, and personal checks made out to “The Hampton Players.”

Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show

Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller

Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz

A celebration of the music of legend Thomas “Fats” Waller, "Ain’t Misbehavin’" is infectious in its energy and charm. Featuring a live band and jam-packed with songs you already know and love, this musical is sure to dazzle as five outstanding triple-threat actors bring new life into the 1920s and '30s music scene for a modern audience. This show will make you want to dance and sing along. You don’t want to miss this!

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00PM

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:00 PM Matinee

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM Matinee

 

Tickets for "Ain’t Misbehavin’" can be purchased at the Box Office in Armstrong Hall.

General Admission:                $12.00

Senior Citizens:                       $10.00

Children/Non-HU Students:    $10.00

HU Students Free with ID

 

 

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

One of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies, "Twelfth Night" is a complex web that begins when twins Viola and Sebastian are caught in a shipwreck off the coast of Illyria. Each believing the other to be dead, Viola begins impersonating Sebastian to find work in the home of the local nobleman, Duke Orsino. Very much alive, Sebastian has begun working for Lady Olivia, who has rejected Duke Orsino’s proposal of marriage. What follows next is a hilarious series of misunderstandings and mishaps. This is the perfect show for Shakespeare novices and experts alike, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud!

 

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM Matinee

 

Tickets for "Twelfth Night" can be purchased at the Box Office in Armstrong Hall.

General Admission:                $10.00

Senior Citizens:                       $8.00

Children/Non-HU Students:    $8.00

HU Students Free with ID

 

 

The Hundred Dresses: Stop The Violence, Stop the Bullying Campaign

By Ralph Covert and G. Riley Mills

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes

Based on the beloved children’s book of the same name, The Hundred Dresses tells the story of young Wanda Petronski, a girl living in poverty. She wears the same faded blue dress to school each day, but brags about the 100 dresses she has at home when confronted by bullies. Wanda faces torment from her peers daily and eventually moves away, only for her peers to learn the shocking truth about her dresses. A story about bullying and the perseverance of the human spirit, this show is perfect for all audiences. It teaches the young and reminds the old of the power of kindness.

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM Matinee

 

Tickets for "The Hundred Dresses"can be purchased at the Box Office in Armstrong Hall.

General Admission:                $10.00

Senior Citizens:                       $8.00

Children/Non-HU Students:    $8.00

HU Students Free with ID

 

The adaptation of the production "The Hundred Dresses/ The Hundred Sneakers" is available for bookings beginning February 9, 2020. Please call 757-727-5402 for additional information. It is being presented by special arrangement with our community partners.

 

Gem of the Ocean

By Award-Winning Playwright August Wilson

In the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1904, Aunt Ester is a wise woman who gives asylum to the troubled members of her small community. When she welcomes Solly Two Kings, a former slave, and Citizen Barlow, a young man from Alabama looking for a fresh start and redemption, she helps guide them in healing.  Meanwhile, unrest at the local mill ignites. Rich in historical elements, this drama explores redemption, freedom, and community throughout generations. "Gem of the Ocean" is a riveting, emotional look into the past.

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM Matinee

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM Matinee

 

Tickets for "Gem of the Ocean" can be purchased at the Box Office in Armstrong Hall.

General Admission:                $10.00

Senior Citizens:                       $8.00

Children/Non-HU Students:    $8.00

HU Students Free with ID

 

Coming this Fall

"Come Midnight Season 2"

Detective Myah Williams is back in a longer, all-new season of the popular web series, "Come Midnight." Struggling to return to normalcy after catching a serial killer preying on young black girls, almost losing her life and that of her partner’s daughter, Myah tries to piece both her career and her personal life back together. What happens when a new player emerges, picking up where the Toymaker left off? What will Myah risk to catch a killer?

“This is a game you don’t want to play.”

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