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W&M Theatre and Dance Return to Live Performances for 2021-2022 Season

W&M Theatre, pictured in the fall 2019 performance of Sense & Sensibility, will return to live theatre for its 2021-2022 season. (WYDaily/Courtesy of William and Mary Department of Theater, Speech and Dance)
UPDATE (Aug. 25, 2021): The DancEvent concert, originally scheduled for Oct. 28-31, will now be performed on Oct. 29-31. The story has been updated to reflect this change. -Ed.

WILLIAMSBURG — Students of William and Mary’s (W&M) Theatre and Dance Department will return to the stage for a live season for the first time in over a year.

The Theatre and Dance Department has unveiled its live 2021-2022 main stage season.

The upcoming shows will be performed at the Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St., and will address the season’s theme of “life’s questions.”

The season will kick off Oct. 7-10 with Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves,” which follows a girls’ soccer team challenging the many questions that life throws their way.

“The Wolves” will be followed by the first dance concert of the year. “Dancevent” will see dance faculty members showcase original works performed by Orchesis Modern Dance Company, featured guest artists, and the dance faculty themselves.

“Dancevent” will be performed in the studio space of Adair Hall on the W&M campus from October 29-31.

An adaptation of renowned playwright Molière’s French classic, “The Imaginary Invalid,” will wrap up the fall season from Nov. 18-21.

The comedic play will touch on philosophy, romance and the medical profession.

W&M Theatre will then return from winter break with an adaption of a Shakespeare classic.

From March 3-6, “A Tempest” will address the topics of colonialism, racism, exploitation and violence with a postcolonial twist while following the classic work’s storyline.

The final dance concert of the year, “An Evening of Dance,” will feature students from Orchesis Modern Dance Company as they showcase their original choreography on the main stage.

The show will be performed on the Kimball stage from March 31-April 3.

W&M Theatre will wrap up the live season with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical, “Company.”

The comedic-musical will question traditional casting and the nature of love and relationships among Millennials and Gen-Xers.

The stage musical will be performed for two weekends from April 21-May 1.

All patrons will be asked to wear their mask for the duration of the performances. Hand sanitizer and socially distant seating will be available, and e-ticketing only will continue for the fall semester.

The season’s performances will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Kimball Theatre.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here.

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