At Westminster, we believe that we are made in the image of God. Therefore, by nature we are drawn to discover, invent, and create. Each year, Westminster produces several plays and musicals in one of our two venues – our flexible Black Box Theatre or our state-of-the-art, 600-seat main Theatre. Our productions are an important part of our creative process and a chance to share the skills that we have learned. From the building of sets, to costumes, lighting, dancing, acting, and singing, our productions seek to develop a collaborative spirit with all of the fine art’s disciplines.2016-17 Production Schedule
Middle School Play: Perkin and the Pastrycook
October 6-8, 2016, 7 p.m.
This delightful comedy of errors follows the fortunes of Perkin and Wat. Perkin is a royal odd-job man to the court of Emperor Sigismund XIV of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” His friend, Wat, has recently been demoted from court pastrycook following a disastrous batch of cakes. Wat is the comic focus – well-meaning but repeatedly foiled by the two protagonists of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” who also contrive much mischief for the hopeless emperor and his bungling courtiers.
The Importance of Being Earnest
November 17- 19, 2016, 7 p.m.
The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise, and misadventure.
Waiting to be Invited
January 12-14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Waiting to be Invited is a touching play underscoring the goodness of ordinary people at their best. In the summer of 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, three middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store. They are joined there by their local pastor’s wife to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments.
Fiddler on the Roof
April 20-22, 2017, 7 p.m.
Fiddler on the Roof is a classic musical about family, change, and preserving a way of life. It is both comical and tragic, just like life often is, and is filled with endearing characters that will delight the whole family.