Extreme Casting: Extreme History and Tragedy

Rogue Shakespeare, the 2013-14 MFA company of Mary Baldwin College’s Shakespeare and  Performance graduate program, in association with the American Shakespeare Center, is proud  to announce two productions that will run in repertory in the first week of December: Richard II  by William Shakespeare and The Insatiate Countess by John Marston, et al. These plays […]

MBC Theatre Opens Season with “Blithe Spirit”

Mary Baldwin College Theatre opens its 2013–14 season with a production of Blithe Spirit, Noël Coward’s classic farce, directed by Terry Southerington, MBC professor of theatre. Blithe Spirit is a comedy about a novelist with two wives — one alive and one dead — a delightfully eccentric psychic, and a séance gone awry. The London premier, which […]

Open Mic Talent Night Begins

Aspiring talent from throughout the region will meet at WTA’s Gateway on Thursday, October 3, 2013 for the first round of the Open Mic Talent Competition. The winner will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to return for the June Finale.  The winner of the June competition will receive a cash prize, a gig at […]

Don’t Mess With the Lady in Black

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief The mysterious lady in black figures into many genres, and always means trouble.  She knows what she wants, and never considers failure.  She rarely wants something noble, such as education for the young girls in her country.  But recently Pakistan released its first 3D-animated cartoon featuring a super heroine who uses her powers […]

American Shakespeare Center opens the 2013 Spring Season

The American Shakespeare Center’s 2012/13 Tempt Me Further Tour has returned to Staunton to perform the three titles in the Blackfriars Playhouse 2013 Spring Season. Beginning April 10, the troupe performs William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, and Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in rotating repertory. Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, fills the Blackfriars Playhouse with music, laughter, […]

Roving Shakespeare to Launch First MFA Festival of Plays

Roving Shakespeare, Mary Baldwin College’s Master of Fine Arts theatre company, presents their capstone Festival of Plays beginning March 31 at the Blackfriars in Staunton.  The festival begins March 31 with Fletcher and Massinger’s The Sea Voyage at 7:30 p.m., continues with Shakespeare’s masterpieces The Tempest at 2 p.m. and King Lear at 7:30 p.m. on April 1, and concludes with two of […]

Say it with Color, Not Snow

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief The weekend of the 23rd saw a lot of Boldly Baldwin activity.  Prospective students and their families visited, and wellness walkers clocked in their mileage all around Staunton.  Students also decorated the school. Say it with Color, the free speech/free art event kicked off at 1 p.m. Saturday with flowers, “MBC” in […]

Paper to Host Free Speech Wall Event

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Drawing and writing on walls tends to be frowned on, whether the artist is a child with a crayon, or someone older with another tool. However, Physical Plant has granted permission for Mary Baldwin College students to scrawl on the wall behind Hunt Dining Hall. The Say it With Color event March […]

“Three Tall Women” at MBC

Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents Edward Albee’s thought-provoking, Pulitzer Prize winning play Three Tall Women. Professor Janna Segal’s direction brings to life Albee’s profound, theatrically-compelling portraits of three women at three different stages of life. In the play, the ninety-one (or is it ninety-two?) year-old A (played by Riley Steiner) sits with her caretaker, B […]

MBC Presents Musical “Chicago”

Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents the shamelessly sexy Chicago, America’s longest running Broadway musical. With music by John Kandar, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Ebb and Bob Fosse the show runs November 9-11, 14-18 Wednesday through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00 in Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall. For reservations call (540)887-7189 Mon-Fri […]