North Greenville University Theatre 2016-17 Season

north greenville theatreNorth Greenville University
Billingsley Theatre
7801 N. Tigerville Road
Tigerville, SC 29688
ngu.edu/theatre.php
theatre@ngu.edu
(864) 977-7085

All shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


Nora’s House

By Henrick Ibsen
Nora and Torvald Helmer believe they are happily married and on the brink of a blissful new phase of life: Torvald has been promoted to bank manager and their money worries are over. But Nora has a secret debt, incurred with good intentions and a forged signature, and with her husband’s new power comes the threat of blackmail…the illusion of bourgeois contentment unravels… as
Nora recognizes the truth of her situation.

Sept. 22-24 & Sept. 29-Oct. 31 @ 7:30 p.m.


Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill is an American musical with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the 1996 film of the same name by Lee David Zlotoff.
Percy Talbot has just been released from a five year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is trying to find a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town. The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins.

Nov. 10-12 & Nov. 17-19 @ 7:30 p.m.


The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and the 1915 novel by John Buchan, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name. The original concept and production  was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005.

Feb. 16-18 & 23-25, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.


Macbeth

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.
April 20-22 & 24-26, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.