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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Fall 2019

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.

Bininger Theatre
Tickets available at the door
General Public $10, Eckerd College/Community $5
Free for Eckerd students

Spring 2020

The Hunchback of Seville
By Charise Castro Smith

Directed by Professor Cynthia Totten

April 1, 2, 3 @ 8 p.m.

At the start of the 16th century, Christopher Columbus has just returned from the New World with gold in his pockets and blood on his hands. Maxima Terriblé Segunda, the brilliant adopted sister of dying Queen Isabella, lives locked away in a tower until it is decided that the future of Spain rests in her nerdy, reclusive hands. In this bitingly funny madcap romp of a play, Maxima navigates her way through prejudice, politics, religion, colonialism, and the horrors of history. “The Hunchback of Seville is like 16th-century Spanish history as written by Quentin Tarantino…big, careening fun…” —Brendan Kiley, The Stranger (Seattle).

Bininger Theatre

Tickets available at the door
General Public $10, Eckerd College/Community $5
Free for Eckerd students

Past Productions


2019Scenes from Metamorphoses

2018 – Failure: A Love Story

2017The Nether

2016The Best of Everything


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


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



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.