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ECU/ Loessin Playhouse

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2015-2016 SEASON


Sept 18-20, 2015

Our season kicks off with a fun, playful, and unique dance performance. We've put together exciting and eclectic lineup of ballet, jazz, tap, modern and contemporary dance. From light-hearted, comedic styles to moods of pure passion and intensity, all can appreciate the variety of raw emotion highlighted throughout the performances.

Public: $15; Current ECU student/ Youth: $10


By Lynn Nottage
Oct 1-6, 2015

A scintillating account of Louis the XIV's Queen, Marie-Therese, and the consequences of her scandalous relationship with Nabo, her African servant. Irreverent, caustic and touching, it's an imaginative tale based on a fascinating episode of history while examining the realities about women and race. Parental advisory.

Public: $15; Current ECU student/ Youth: $10
2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.


Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Nov 19-24, 2015

An inspiring musical about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. A pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, the story follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Parental advisory.

Public: $17.50; Current ECU student/ Youth: $10
2 hours and 45 minutes including intermission.

DANCE 2016

Jan 28–Feb 2, 2016

An evening of dance that's as diverse as it is entertaining. Featuring choreography from renowned guest artists and original works by our creative faculty, our talented dance students always provide a show that second to none. The diverse range from classical ballet, to bold contemporary, to hot jazz and explosive tap provide a performance that is wide ranging and engaging.

Public: $15; Current ECU student/ Youth: $10


Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Feb 2 –Mar 1, 2016

Combine stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a culture of celebrity and violence and you have one of the most controversial musicals ever written. It's bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny. From Booth to Oswald, we are taken on a roller coaster ride where presidential assassins from different historical periods meet and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of truth, justice, and the American Way. Parental advisory.

Public: $17.50; Current ECU student/ Youth: $10
1 hour and 45 minutes without intermission.


By Sophie Treadwell
Apr 21-26, 2016

She's a lowly stenographer living with her mother. Her life in an impersonal world of typewriters and filing cabinets has her longing for more. She tries to follow conventional society, however unenthusiastic she may feel about it. Through she finds her boss repulsive, they marry and start a family. Soon though, her lust for life cannot be restrained when she has an affair with a younger man. She and her lover are tried for murder. Parental advisory.

Public: $15; Current ECU student/Youth: $10
1 hour and 45 minutes without intermission.

Visit the Box Office web page for ticket purchasing information

Performances of Las Meninas, Rent, Dance 2016, Assassins, and Machinal take place in the McGinnis Theatre on the ECU campus and are as follows:

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday
8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Performances of Dance @ Wright take place in Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus and are as follows:

Sept 18
Sept 19
Sept 19
Sept 20
8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Ticket prices for ECU School of Theatre events include processing fees and sales tax according to NC General Statue 105-164.4(a)(10).

The ECU/Loessin Playhouse is produced by the School of Theatre and Dance, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).