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Announcing the 2022/2023 Main Stage Season 

The School of Stage and Screen at Western Carolina University is proud to announce our 2022/2023 Mainstage Season which features an array of shows including an ensemble of pioneers on the Frontier, a comedic murder mystery, a sister who processes her grief through D&D, a student produced web series, and our annual student film festival.

Discover the Season on Engage

Quilters

In the American West, a pioneer woman, Sarah, and six women, who are called her daughters, face frontier life. The musical is presented as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood. The patches or blocks show "girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness, and death." 

Performance Details

Location: Niggli Theatre
Dates & Time: September 30th @ 7:30pm, October 1st @ 7:30 October 2nd @ 3:00pm
Ticket Information: Students $10, WCU Faculty, Staff, or Seniors $12, Adults $17
 
Location: Village Green in Cashiers
Dates & Time: October 8th @ 7:30pm and 9th @ 5:00pm
Ticket Information: Students $15 and Adults $25
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Clue On Stage

A comedic play written by Sandy Rustin. It's inspired by the classic board game and based on the 1985 movie by Jonathan Lynn. One night in 1954, six strangers find themselves invited to a mysterious dinner party at Boddy Manor. Secrets are revealed, people are killed, and plenty of insanity ensues.

Performance Details

Location: University Auditorium 
Dates & Time: November 17th-20th
Ticket Information: Student $10, WCU Faculty, Staff, or Seniors $12, Adults $17
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She Kills Monsters

A dramatic comedy about the world of fantasy role-playing games and the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.

Performance Details

Location: University Auditorium
Dates & Time: February 23rd-26th
Ticket Information: Students $10, WCU Faculty, Staff, or Seniors $12, Adults $17
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Web Series 

This year, for the first time ever, the student produced web series is slated as a mainstage production. Film students will work to write a 5-episode Sci-Fi web series, pairing with theatre students to bring the series to fruition. Students will work as showrunners, writers, directors, producers and much more. The series will move into production early in the spring semester.

More information coming soon.

The Secret Garden

When a young girl is sent to live with her uncle after the death of her parents, his manner and sorrow leaves her feeling bitterly alone. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has become hidden and, aided by one of the servant's boys, begins restoring it to its former glory. 

Performance Details

Location: Bardo Performance Hall
Dates & Time: April 20th-23rd
Ticket Information: Students $10, WCU Faculty, Staff, or Seniors $12, Adults $17
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Controlled Chaos Film Festival

Rounding out the 2021/2022 Stage and Screen season is the most exciting single night of the academic year, the Controlled Chaos Film Festival, a celebration of numerous narrative and documentary films created by the students in the Film and Television Production program. Controlled Chaos will be held on April 29th in the Performance Hall at the Bardo Arts Center.

For more information on the festival explore controlledchaos.wcu.edu

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