The Hampton University Players and Company is proud to announce its 2013-2014 theater season. This year’s three performances will include “Ruined,” “Crowns,” and “Romeo & Juliet.” All performances will be held in HU’s Armstrong Hall Little Theater.
“Ruined” by Lynn Nottage
Friday and Saturday Nov. 1-2, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Directed by Amy Broad
In a paternalistic world, the plight of women is incredibly complex. “Ruined” explores it all, including surprising humor that slice through the pain like ice on a hot day. In a small mining town, inside a tropical rain forest, in a brothel, the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo is the setting for this powerful story. Colorful, breathtaking, “Ruined” brings to life and connects with you, the audience, on a level that takes you closer to the edge than you have ever been.
“Crowns The Gospel Musical” by Regina Taylor
Friday and Saturday Dec. 6-7, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Directed by Karen Turner Ward
Musical Director CMajor Beard
“Crowns” tells the story of Yolanda, a rebellious young African American girl from Brooklyn, who is sent to live with her grandmother, Mother Shaw, after the death of Yolanda’s brother. Mother Shaw and her circle of church women attempt to help Yolanda deal with her grief and introduce her into her new supportive community by connecting her experiences to the stories of her ancestors, her history and her people.
“Romeo & Juliet” by William Shakespeare
Friday and Saturday April 11-12, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Directed by Dr. Robin Jackson Boisseau
A tale as old as time… Teenage lovers who defy the odds and their families to be together. “Romeo & Juliet” is Shakespeare’s most famous and popular play for good reason. With its universal theme of young love, the play mesmerizes audiences of all ages with its bawdy comedy, eloquent language, and soul-wrenching emotion. When Romeo and Juliet fall in love, we think you will too.
For ticket information, please contact the HU Box Office at (757) 727-5236 or (757) 727-5402.