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Theatre at Methodist University has two basic components, the production program and the academic program. Students can participate in one or the other or both, depending on their level of commitment.
Everyone at Methodist can participate – it doesn't matter what your major is. Much of our best work has been put on by Political Science majors, English majors, Biology majors, Communications majors, even faculty.
Some large-scale productions are open to the community; however, Methodist University students always get priority.
We produce four shows a year: a musical in the spring, a children's production in November, and two other shows – one in October, one in April – which are often student-generated projects.
We use two primary facilities, Reeves Auditorium and O'Hanlon Amphitheatre. We also occasionally use "found" space like the front porch of the Mallett-Rogers House or the courtyard of the Trustees Building.
We prepare students for entry-level positions in Theatre production companies, as well as for further graduate-level study.
The program is designed for self-motivated individuals who are interested in creating their own opportunities as well as well as making the most of what is already in the program.
We also see a major part of our mission as preparing the audience to be an informed consumer of quality theatre. We encourage students to take advantage of local opportunities, such as Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, Temple Theatre in Sanford, Sandhills Theatre Company in Southern Pines, as well as the many professional, college and community theatre productions within driving distance in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, or Wilmington.