A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Charlie Lovett
from the novel by Charles Dickens
December 7-10 & 14-17, 2023
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm |
Saturday & Sunday @ 2 pm
The sold-out adaptation of everyone's favorite Christmas classic by best-selling author Charlie Lovett has returned!
Ebenezer Scrooge is a name everyone in London knows. It belongs to the miserable old man who loves money and hates Christmas. But one fateful Christmas eve, Scrooge is visited by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who want to help him find kindness in his heart before it’s too late. A beloved Christmas classic adapted for the stage, A Christmas Carol is a holiday treat for the whole family to enjoy.
We have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank again this year. Please bring your non-perishable food items for donation to this great organization that helps those in our community.
By Katori Hall
January 19 -21, 2024
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm | Sunday @ 2 pm
After delivering one of his most memorable and famous speeches, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. returns to his motel room with a storm raging outside. With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Dr. King reflects on his life, his legacy to his people and prepares to make his final stand confronting his destiny.
The Mountaintop re imagines the final night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Trouble in Mind
December 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
There are roles available for 3 women (ages 18-69) and 6 men (ages 18-79).
TROUBLE IN MIND is a wise and stirring backstage comedy-drama set in a theater on the first day of rehearsals for a new Broadway drama about a lynching in the American South. The intentions of the Broadway play, written by a white author and led by a white director, are to move a white audience into sympathizing with the ‘Black experience’. However, the play-within-a-play details the interactions among the cast, a mostly Black ensemble of sophisticated, world-wise actors and their feelings about playing stereotypical characters. As the rehearsal progresses, theatre conventions and racial politics collide and the central character, Wiletta, a Black actress in a big Broadway play, must choose between truth and security.
Performance Date: February 19-21, 2024
TROUBLE IN MIND
By Alice Childress
February 16-18 & 22-25, 2024
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30 pm |
Sunday @ 2 pm | + Saturday February 24 @ 2 pm
Wiletta Mayer is a talented Black actress who has been cast time and time again in stereotypical roles in second-rate plays. Now, she’s been given a role in an upcoming Broadway play about anti-lynching in America. But it might not be the dream role nor the enlightened play she was hoping for, given the director is a white man, but that doesn’t mean it won’t sell out.
Alice Childress’s comedic drama about the complications of race and art is as provoking as it is amusing.
January 8, 2024, 6:00-8:00 pm
There are roles available for 2 men (ages 20-29) and 2 women (ages 20-29).
Young Americans Zack and Abby have the perfect ex-pat life in Paris: a funky bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville; a stable marriage; and Zack's noble mission to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he's supposed to be at work, the questions and answers that follow shake the foundation of their seemingly beautiful life.
Performances: March 8-10, 2024
Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30 pm
Sunday matinee at 2 pm
by Amy Herzog
March 8-10, 2024
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm | Sunday 2pm
Young Americans Zack and Abby move to Paris to start their new, perfect life full of big dreams. But soon, the foundations of their stable marriage begin to crumble when Abby finds Zack at home during an afternoon he’s supposed to be at work. She questions her husband’s fidelity, determined to find the answers no matter how dangerous the mission, and the answers that follow might destroy their beautiful, perfect life.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is a community driven arts organization. As such, we see the true value and the critical role that diversity serves in helping our theatre and community thrive. Going forward, we are determined to foster an environment that respects and promotes the value of diversity. The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem believes in the transformative power of the arts to enrich lives and revitalize communities. We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable space where everyone who participates in our programming — patrons, artists, employees, volunteers, and students — feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, or ability.
While this is not an end-all statement and will constantly evolve as we and our organization (continues to) learn and grow, this is a starting point for forming actions that will encourage equity and make an impact.
Commitment (some in place some and some in the process):
Evaluating all scripts with considerations towards inclusion and diversity within the season.
Increasing camp accessibility by providing scholarships to those in need of financial assistance.
Creating an equitable internship that includes compensation.
Seeking the recruitment, retention, and support of Black and Indigenous artists and teachers of Color.
Seeking opportunities to provide resources for students and their families to attend shows.
Working with individual directors to strive for diverse casts and design teams.
Ensuring that all directors have casting and dramaturgical resources available to them to protect and support the cultural specificity required of the work.