theatre department

Randolph to present Shakespearean tragedy on Halloween weekend

Poster for Macbeth

Cast of Macbeth This Halloween weekend, witchcraft, dark prophecies, and post-apocalyptic imagery will run rampant in Thoresen Theatre. Randolph College’s production of Macbeth opens Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by theatre professor Stephanie Earl, this supernatural thriller by William Shakespeare dives into the psyches of the power-hungry Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The plot... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present action-packed spring theatre production

Poster for Big Love

This weekend, students will be flying across zip lines, engaging in intense hand-to-hand combat, and getting thrown across a room—all in the name of good showmanship for Randolph’s spring theatre production of Big Love. This thrilling, dark, romantic comedy opens Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Thoresen Theatre. SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK Big Love,... READ MORE >>

Randolph student sets the stage for upcoming Endstation shows

Sam Sun '17 paints part of the set for Hank Williams: Lost Highway, which will be performed in Thoresen Theatre later this year.

Sam Sun ’17 is spending the summer working with a professional stage crew and other college students from across the nation—and he didn’t even have to leave Randolph’s campus. Thanks to Randolph’s new partnership with Endstation Theatre Company, Sun was able to take advantage of special apprenticeship opportunities offered to Randolph students. As one of... READ MORE >>

Summer Research combines student’s love of Shakespeare and music

Marianne Virnelson '17 works to compose music for a scene in Twelfth Night.

After seeing a production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet last summer, Marianne Virnelson ’17 realized she wanted to dedicate her professional life to preserving the great playwright’s work. One of her first steps is to combine her theatre and music majors, as well as her love for Shakespeare plays, into a Summer Research project. This summer,... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Spring Theatre Production opens Thursday

Photo from Spring Theatre production

Tickets are now on sale for Randolph College’s Spring Theatre Production of the family-friendly musical, Once Upon a Mattress. The show opens Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and other shows are scheduled at the same time on April 15, 17, and 18. Prior to a matinee showing on April 16 at 2 p.m., the... READ MORE >>

Winter theatre production of The Maids opens at Randolph Feb. 11

Maids

Randolph College’s winter theatre production will feature a dramatic tale of two deranged maids and their diabolical plans to murder their mistress. The Maids, by Jean Genet, opens at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, in the Lab Theatre of the Harold G. Leggett Building at Randolph College. Directing the play for his senior project... READ MORE >>

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night shows continue at Randolph this weekend

Randolph College's WildCat Theatre presents Twelfth Night, November 2015.

William Shakespeare was one of the most extraordinary writers of all time, but his plays were about ordinary human struggles that still exist today. That’s what director Glenn Schudel is hoping to show audiences in Randolph’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night. The play, which opens at Thoresen Theatre November 13, features twins Viola (Lydia Edwards... READ MORE >>

Stephanie Earl brings love of theatre and teaching to Randolph

Photo of Stephanie Earl

Theatre professor Stephanie Earl is one of the newest additions to the Randolph College faculty this year. A professional performer herself, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of the stage with Randolph students in acting and directing classes. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Earl earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre performance from Greensboro... READ MORE >>

Randolph, Endstation Theatre announce partnership

Randolph College banner

Randolph College and Endstation Theatre Company announced a new partnership this week that will provide unique opportunities for Randolph College students and allow Endstation to move its summer operations to the City of Lynchburg. Randolph and Endstation began discussing the opportunity for the partnership last August. “There is a strong history of excellence in the... READ MORE >>