Eclectic Training

Eckerd Theatre students develop skills in acting, directing, design and technical theatre.

They acquire knowledge of plays, theatrical movements and innovators. They gain real world experience by completing internships, networking at professional theaters and conferences, and producing their own work.

This eclectic training produces independent, adaptable, motivated and responsible creative thinkers – high in demand in every field of opportunity.

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Performances

2019-2020

Performances held in Bininger Theatre, tickets available at the door: General public $10, College community $5, free for Eckerd students.

Fall 2019

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
    By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
    Directed by Rick Tetrault
    November 20, 21, and 22 @ 8 p.m.
    November 23 @ 2 p.m.
    All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap actors weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave audiences breathless and helpless with laughter.
  • As It Is In Heaven
    By Arlene Hutton
    Directed by Professor Gavin Hawk
    October 30 and 31 @ 8 p.m., November 1 @ 8 p.m.
    November 2 @ 2 p.m.
    In 1830’s Kentucky, a Christian sect known as the Shakers live together in a simple and uniform society that emphasizes piety and equality. But when a newcomer arrives claiming to see angels in the nearby meadow, she quickly threatens to tear their utopia apart, separating the people who believe in her visions from those who do not. A play with beautiful a capella songs and rhythmic dance, As It Is In Heaven asks us what it truly means to be a believer.

Spring 2020

  • Heathers the Musical
    Music, book, and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
    A student-empowered production
    Directed by Hannah Hockman
    Faculty Advisor: Cynthia Totten
    April 1, 2, 3 @ 8 p.m.
    April 4 @ 2 p.m.
    Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing clique: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under. A hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal musical based on the 1989 movie.

Past Productions

Spring

2019Scenes from Metamorphoses

2018 – Failure: A Love Story

2017The Nether

2016The Best of Everything

2015Eurydice

2014 – The Tempest

2013Fuddy Meers

2012Dark Play or Stories for Boys

2011The Gamester

2010Working: A Musical

2009Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants.

2008A Stone That Sings

2007Alice Through Glass

Fall

2018She Kills Monsters

2017 – Kimberly Akimbo

2016Stupid F***ing Bird

2015A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2014Waiting for Godot

2013 – Some Girl(s)

2012Legally Blonde: The Musical

2011Passion Play

2010Call of the Wild

2009Iphigenia

2008Reckless

2007A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Winter 2007Big Love

Theatre Spaces

Inside of Bininger Theater

Bininger Theatre

A large proscenium theater with a steeply pitched auditorium, flexible systems for lighting and staging, and lobby/gallery space.

Students in Studio Theater

Studio Theatre

An intimate black box theater adaptable to thrust, arena or round staging.