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Theatre Performances

The Show Will Go On!

THEATRE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN is committed to bringing award-winning performances to our audiences in Statesboro and Savannah. Even more importantly, we are committed to the safety of our student performers and our audience. View the latest information on showtimes and ticket information:

Statesboro Box Office:
912-478-5379

Armstrong Box Office:
912-344-2801

Support the Theatre

Become a Member of the Supporting Cast

Georgia Southern Theatre is an award-winning theatre program that produces quality shows from a range of periods and genres. We take pride in the quality of our shows and the opportunities that we provide for our students. 

You can contribute to the creation of the live theatre as an important part of the cultural, academic and social life of the Georgia Southern campus by becoming a member of our supporting cast.  Contribute to the Friends of the Theatre Foundation Account (#3342).  

All contributions to this account go directly to the production budget for our season

  • The Headliner: contributions of $500 and above.
  • The Romantic Lead: contributions of $151 to $499
  • The Cameo: contributions up to $150.

Interested in becoming a Production Sponsor ($2000 or above), contact Professor Lisa L. Abbott at labbott@georgiasouthern.edu

Additional ways to support our students 

To become a supporting cast member and aid in support of productions and student travel please contribute to:

3342 – Friends of the Theatre

0205 – Patricia S. Pace Memorial Account – for student travel to regional and national conferences

To assist with student scholarships please contribute to:

3297 – Dorothy Few Lee theatre scholarship – for student leaders in the theatre program

3743 – Mical Whitaker African American-Theatre Scholarship – for the study of African American Theatre

3636 – Stephanie Routman Memorial Theatre Scholarship – for study abroad

Armstrong High School One Act Play Festival

Each spring dozens of talented high school thespians descend upon the Armstrong campus to compete in our high school one-act play festival. This year we are excited to announce that we will be hosting the One Act Play Festival back in person! Just like past festivals, winners will be recognized with a personalized certificate, categories including best actor (2) and best play. We hope your school will join us for this year’s Annual High School One Act Play Festival.


DETAILS:

  • Submission Deadline: February 23, 2024
  • Festival Date: March 22 & 23, 2024
  • $25 application fee

For questions please email armstrongboxoffice@georgiasouthern.edu

Armstrong Campus Theatre

About Us

The Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Theatre minor provides students the opportunity to study and perform live theatre in a performance-driven undergraduate department. With a 75-year tradition of productions in Savannah, GA. and an abundance of performance opportunity, motivated Armstrong campus theatre students build resumes and portfolios at lightning quick pace.

Students are able to develop a thorough understanding of theatre from every vantage including actor, director, designer, manager, technician, and dramaturg thanks to the variety of shows produced.  Supported by a curriculum that explores the business and practice of theatre and guided by a collaborative, holistic approach, student thespians move naturally from script to stage.

Exterior of Jenkins Hall at night
Jenkins Hall houses our mainstage theater and black-box theater

About Our Program

Armstrong Campus Theatre minors may choose to specialize in acting/directing, or technical track disciplines. The curriculum includes script analysis, theatre history, design philosophy and technology, acting, directing and so much more.  Our students build audition confidence and skills through the practice of auditions not only here on campus but also professionally through Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF), Georgia Theatre Conference (GTC), Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Institute of Outdoor Theatre, and University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA).  Students also participate in theatre festivals hosted on campus, including Armstrong’s High School One-Act Play Festival

Photo from Three Cornered moon in 1937
Three Cornered Moon 1937

In 2012, Armstrong’s Theatre program commemorated 75 years of performances dating back to Armstrong Junior College’s 1937 town-and-gown production of “Three Cornered Moon.” Today, performances, such as those by our Masquers Theatre Troupe, can be seen at our theater complex, Jenkins Hall, located off Arts Drive.  Jenkins Hall houses our 180-seat proscenium mainstage theater, cozy black-box theater and camera studio that serves our acting-for-the-screen and Film Production (MMFP) programs.

The Masquers

The Masquers student theatre troupe continues to fulfill its mission forged many years ago: to produce a season of plays each year to enlighten and entertain the Armstrong Campus and Savannah community. The Masquers is an organization open to all Armstrong  Campus students regardless of academic major.

Through financial sponsorship, the Office of Student Activities has awarded the Masquers the ability to provide the community with quality live theatre while permitting all students to participate to the fullest capacity.


The 2022-2023 Season

Fine Arts Box Office
HOURS: weekdays noon – 3 p.m.
VISIT US: Georgia Southern.edu/ArmstrongTickets
CONTACT US: 912-344-2801, armstrongboxoffice@georgiasouthern.edu
Fine Arts Hall
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

Georgia Southern Theatre


Annual High School One-Act Play Festival (OAPF)

March 22 & 23, 2024 All Day

Fine Arts Auditorium

The last laugh improv show

Last Laugh Improv Show


March 28 & 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Ogeechee Theatre

Tickets: Free

Silent Sky by: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Dr. Courtney Grile
April 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 at 3 p.m.

Jenkins Hall Mainstage Theatre

Tickets: General Admission $12 (Discounts Available) Students, Faculty and Staff free with Eagle ID

Statesboro Campus Theatre

Students pursuing a Theatre Degree on the Statesboro campus have opportunities to perform, design, and direct in the state of the art Center for Art and Theatre, a variable seating black box space that serves as our primary performance venue. In addition, the Performing Arts Center, an 800 plus proscenium venue, is also used for performances.

Our students are actively involved in creating theatre as they study it. Connection with production and classes occurs throughout the season. Students are given the opportunity to hone their skills and present their work in an award-winning performance and design program.

The Season consists of four mainstage productions, with a rotation of Contemporary and Classical work. Each season is chosen with an intention to bring opportunities to students that include African American Theatre, Shakespeare, and new works as well as a foundation in several genres and eras.

Our students are involved with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (with several national award winners) and the South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC) where we have a 95% placement rate for our technical and design students. Students have performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and are encouraged to study abroad in England, Ireland, Italy and Japan with the support of scholarships.


The 2023-2024 Season

All plays are at the Center for Art and Theatre on the Statesboro Campus.

For reservations and information, please call the box office at 912-478-5379 or purchase tickets online.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Ghostlighting a World Premiere by Steve Patterson 
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott, SDC

October 11-15
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

As a small theatre company rehearses a new play about an infamously haunted English Manor, things begin to happen. Little sounds. Incongruities. When the playwright arrives to view the work, the incongruities multiply and begin to manifest in the actors as well as the theatre. In the Theatre, Something—somewhere—has awakened. Oregon Book Award winner Steve Patterson dips into the world of ghost stories and the unique relationship between theatres and the supernatural, while simultaneously exploring how a new play finds its feet.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Marian (Or the True Tale of Robin Hood) by Adam Szymkowicz is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Directed by Nicholas Newell

November 8-12 
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

A gender-bending patriarchy smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is (and always has been) Maid Marian in disguise, who leads a motley crew of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand up for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? The fight must go on.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Stupid F#%king Bird  by Aaron Posner  
Directed by Nicholas Newell

Feb 28-March 3
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

This irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekov’s The Seagull is a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, and the search for the meaning of it all.  Con, an aspiring playwright, has created a role for his girlfriend Nina to star in. Unfortunately, Nina has fallen hard for the very successful writer Trigorin, who happens to be dating Con’s famous mother. Masha is in love with Con. Dev is in love with Masha. No one is in love with Dev . . . Oh, and there is a gun.

Georgia Southern Theatre

Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears  
Directed by Lisa L. Abbott, SDC

 April 17-21
Center for Art and Theatre Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.

A rhapsodic blues tragedy. Harlem Duet, which could be the prelude to Shakepeare’s Othello, recounts the tale of Othello and his first wife Billie (yes, before Desdemona). The story moves through time from contemporary Harlem, to a small dressing room in Harlem in 1928, and to Harlem in 1860.  The play explores the space where race and sex intersect. Harlem Duet is Billie’s story.
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Last updated: 2/8/2024