, U.Va.

The Season

Thursday, June 27, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019

Culbreth Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins

The date was December 4, 1956. The place was Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.  Relive the night that an impromptu jam session brought legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together for the first and only time. This sensational musical features a hit parade of tunes including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog, and more. It’ll take a ticket to get a seat…and a whole lotta willpower to stay in it!

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ruth Caplin Theatre

by Kate Hamill
adapted from the novel by Jane Austen

Kate Hamill’s wildly inventive adaptation of this beloved classic delivers Jane Austen as you have never seen her before. An ensemble of eight actors pack this timeless tale with madcap hijinks and a farcical flair infused with energy, laughs, whimsy, and of course, romance. It’s a treat for every generation.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019

Culbreth Theatre

by Robert Harling

Hairspray, humor, and heartache. Meet the sharp, strong, witty, and big-hearted cast of characters inside Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Truvy dispenses shampoos, scathing wisecracks, and free advice, all delivered in equal measure and with her signature flair, to a group of dynamic, hilarious, and resilient women. When tragedy enters the picture, the women offer powerful and universal lessons in sacrifice, love, and the importance of building friendships and memories that can sustain us forever.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ruth Caplin Theatre

by Eleanor Burgess

When ambitious young African-American student Zoe sits down with her esteemed white professor to discuss a paper she is writing about the American Revolution, discussions of grammar and Google quickly give way to explosive exchanges about race, history, and power. As the passion rises, so do the stakes, as both women become entrenched in their positions, and allow us to see the dangers of the way we talk to each other today, the way we listen, and what happens when we don’t.

Thank you to our 2019 Sustaining and Season Sponsors