The University of Lynchburg’s fall theater lineup features five performances throughout the semester. “Curtain Call and Dance Works,” the first show of the year, will be presented on Friday, Sept. 16, in conjunction with Families Weekend.
Roger Dowdy ’70 always knew Lynchburg was the school for him. “It was the only place, but also the right place,” he said. “Lynchburg was just who I was.”
University of Lynchburg students, faculty, staff, and alumni shined a light on local history this month at the Old City Cemetery Candlelight Tours.
For those who knew him, there was nothing Doc Hailey couldn’t do. “My mom used to say he was not smart enough to know that there was anything he couldn’t do,” Lavinia Garbee ’90 MEd said of her father, the University of Lynchburg’s first theatre professor, Dr. Robert Carter “Doc” Hailey Sr.
The University of Lynchburg’s fall theater season opens Thursday, Sept. 16, with “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” performed on the Dillard Fine Arts Center main stage. Additional performances will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19.
This past summer, with the lights out on Broadway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a theater in the rural Berkshires decided that the world, or at least western Massachusetts, needed live theater now more than ever.
Two University of Lynchburg theatre graduates attracted national media attention for a joint venture aimed at entertaining and educating children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When classes went online in March, everyone at the University of Lynchburg had to figure out how to carry on while being physically separated. Students in Curtain Call, for instance, usually spend the semester at Dillard Fine Arts Center. They work on Curtain Up, a spring concert of original songs written in collaboration with New York City songwriters.
The University of Lynchburg’s theatre department will present its take on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” Thursday, February 20, through Sunday, February, 23, in Dillard Theatre at the Dillard Fine Arts Center.
Lynchburg graduate Katie Gardner ’08 returns to direct “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” The show runs Thursday, December 12, through Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Dillard Fine Arts Center studio theatre.