Theatre

If “the play’s the thing,” this season professional directors and designers will join York College students in an exploration of our craft. From a new spin on Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, to a dreamer who creates her own path, to a haunted man who enlists the skills of an actor to soothe his troubled soul, to an insider look at one of theatre history’s most important Shakespearean actors, our season offers a rare view into the joys and challenges that actors face.  

We also continue our tradition of offering a family-friendly holiday matinee. This year’s show is a new version of Alice in Wonderland created by our students for your little dreamers. 

Humanities Building and the rock Spring 2016.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
October 26-27 at 7:30 p.m.
October 28 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Join the fairies and dream away the time in this classic Shakespearean comedy reimagined as a 90-minute, high-octane adventure.
Speech & Debate
November 9-10 at 7:30 p.m.
November 11 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Perko Black Box Theatre
Stephen Karam’s contemporary comedy follows three misfit teens who band together to form a speech and debate club after a scandal threatens to disrupt their small town.
Directing Class One-Acts
November 30-December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Perko Black Box Theatre
Student directors and actors will present short plays.
Alice In Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
December 7-9 at 10 a.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Don’t be late for this very important date with us for this year’s holiday matinee offering as York theatre students take on Lewis Carroll’s famous story in a 45-minute, family friendly version.
Red Velvet
Red Velvet
March 22-23 at 7:30 p.m.
March 24 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
In 1833, the first African-American actor, Ira Aldridge, is given the opportunity to tackle the title role in Othello. Lolita Chakrabarti’s play examines what happens next.
The Woman In Black
The Woman in Black
April 12-13 at 7:30 p.m.
April 14 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Perko Black Box Theatre
Susan Hill’s acclaimed Gothic horror novel, comes alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s chilling adaptation. This two-person ghost story will have audiences jumping out of their seats.