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Theatre

From large Shakespearean productions to small ensemble cast performances and sometimes a musical, you’ll have the opportunity to experience an entertaining night (or day) of live theatre. All performances are open to the public.

Many of the plays are directed by theatre students as their senior recital. These productions consist of primarily a student cast and crew. Productions are staged in either Stratton Hall or Performance Hall, a thrust stage theater and a favorite for audiences, who feel as though they’re a part of the play.

Upcoming Theatre Events

Silent Sky

Dec 11 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Silent Sky is the true story of 19th Century Astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, who worked in the Harvard Observatory charting the stars. Henrietta struggles with her dedication to science, her ties to her religious family, a woman’s place in society and the possibility of love. For Henrietta’s sister, Margaret, the “glory of the skies” points to the creator. For Henrietta, it calls her religious upbringing into question. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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Dec 11
7:30 p.m.

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Silent Sky

Dec 13 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Silent Sky is the true story of 19th Century Astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, who worked in the Harvard Observatory charting the stars. Henrietta struggles with her dedication to science, her ties to her religious family, a woman’s place in society and the possibility of love. For Henrietta’s sister, Margaret, the “glory of the skies” points to the creator. For Henrietta, it calls her religious upbringing into question. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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Dec 13
7:30 p.m.

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Silent Sky

Dec 14 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Silent Sky is the true story of 19th Century Astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt, who worked in the Harvard Observatory charting the stars. Henrietta struggles with her dedication to science, her ties to her religious family, a woman’s place in society and the possibility of love. For Henrietta’s sister, Margaret, the “glory of the skies” points to the creator. For Henrietta, it calls her religious upbringing into question. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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Dec 14
7:30 p.m.

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One Voice

Feb 29 7:30 p.m.

Stratton Hall

The BJU Theatre Department proudly presents Jeremiah Dew in his one-person-show, One Voice. One Voice is a journey through the black American experience, by virtue of seven powerful and influential voices. Jeremiah Dew portrays six of the characters, from the 19th Century to the present day, all stand-out figures in this country’s history including: Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Barack Obama.

The show, divided into seven chapters, covers a variety of genres including: poetry, essay, political activism, standup comedy, campaign speech, and more. Interspersed in the show are powerful video pieces including interviews with prominent African Americans in the upstate of South Carolina, sharing their stories.

Throughout the program, the audience will experience the struggle and heartache as well as the breakthroughs and achievements of the black American voice.

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Feb 29
7:30 p.m.

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Shiloh Rules

Mar 5 7:30 p.m.

TBA

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Mar 5
7:30 p.m.

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Shiloh Rules

Mar 6 7:30 p.m.

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Mar 6
7:30 p.m.

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Shiloh Rules

Mar 7 7:30 p.m.

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Mar 7
7:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Measure for Measure

Apr 28 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, considered one of his “problem plays,” explores the themes of justice and mercy, law and grace, sin and virtue. The title probably comes from Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The play swings from comedy to tragedy to romance and ends in the triumph of mercy. Subject matter may not be appropriate for children under 12. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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Apr 28
7:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Measure for Measure

Apr 30 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, considered one of his “problem plays,” explores the themes of justice and mercy, law and grace, sin and virtue. The title probably comes from Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The play swings from comedy to tragedy to romance and ends in the triumph of mercy. Subject matter may not be appropriate for children under 12. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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Apr 30
7:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Measure for Measure

May 1 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, considered one of his “problem plays,” explores the themes of justice and mercy, law and grace, sin and virtue. The title probably comes from Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The play swings from comedy to tragedy to romance and ends in the triumph of mercy. Subject matter may not be appropriate for children under 12. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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May 1
7:30 p.m.

– 8:30 p.m.

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Theatre Department: Measure for Measure

May 2 7:30 p.m.

Performance Hall

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, considered one of his “problem plays,” explores the themes of justice and mercy, law and grace, sin and virtue. The title probably comes from Matthew 7:2, “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The play swings from comedy to tragedy to romance and ends in the triumph of mercy. Subject matter may not be appropriate for children under 12. An audience talk-back follows each performance.

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May 2
7:30 p.m.

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