The Theatre Department prepares students for competency in all areas of theatre acting and directing, design and technical theatre, theatre history, and dramatic literature in order that students can acquire a strong foundation for further training in professional theatre. The theatre curriculum offers students an opportunity to undertake intensive study in an important field of the creative arts while pursuing a liberal arts education.
Students from any area of study are encouraged to participate in the frequent productions, which are a part of the general program of aesthetic and cultural development offered to the entire student body.
Wilmington College Theatre will present the romantic comedy, Love/Sick, March 2, 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m., in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.
Director Wynn Alexander describes John Cariani’s play, Love/Sick, as “the eccentric cousin” to the playwright’s work, Almost Maine, which WC Theatre produced in 2012.
Love/Sick features a collection of “slightly twisted and completely hilarious” short plays, he said. “Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this quixotic romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love.
The 32,000 square foot, two-story addition features the Harcum Art Gallery, faculty offices, theatre scene shop, music rehearsal room for 50, electronic keyboard classroom for 13, seminar room, one 24 seat classroom, and two 40 seat classrooms.
The 7,000 square foot Hugh G. Heiland Theater features seating for 450, new lighting and sound systems, an enlarged lobby with new restrooms and a renovation of the former art gallery into a technical support area for the theatre.
The Quaker Heritage Center, made possible through the $3.5 million estate gift of former trustee Meriam hare, an alumna from the Class of ’49, showcases a 1,200 square foot gallery and display area, two offices, a reading room, and a traditional Quaker meeting house.