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Current Season

This 2019-2020 season we’re celebrating 50 years of producing theatre in The Playhouse. The Theatre Arts Department has been a staple of the liberal arts curriculum at Furman for nearly a century. Part of that curriculum is the Furman University Theatre main stage season that entertains, educates, and engages thousands of students and patrons each year.

Single tickets go on sale for each show 2-weeks prior to opening. Season Subscriptions available now.

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music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
book by Roger O. Hirson
directed by Maegan McNerney Azar
October 16-17 & 23-24 at 7:30pm
October 18-19 & 25-26 at 8pm
matinees October 20 & 27 at 3pm
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment through song favorites like "Magic to Do" and "Corner of the Sky."

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Ding Dong Merrily On High

by guest artist in residence Randall David Cook
directed by Jay Oney
November 19-21 at 7:30pm
November 22-24 at 8pm
matinee November 24 at 3pm
You'll remember Cook's work with Pomp & Circumstance (2013) and Kappa Kappa Scream (2017), well you won't want to miss this world premiere!

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The Bear & Afterplay

by Brian Friel
directed by Rhett Bryson
February 12-13 & 20 at 7:30pm
February 14-15 & 21-22 at 8pm
matinees February 16 & 23 at 3pm
An adaptation and a re-imagining where Friel taps into his inner Chekhov. "A complete break with the past -- that would be such a release."

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The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe
directed by Caroline Jane Davis
March 31-April 2 at 7:30pm
April 3 & 4 at 8pm
matinees April 4 & 5 at 3pm
A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
**This show has been cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic.**

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