Plays have been written on every topic and theme imaginable. The discipline of theatre is extraordinary in its ability to encompass any subject, while serving as a laboratory for the examination of humanity. The theatrical endeavor shares the key to a liberal arts education and supports the Hampden-Sydney College mission to "form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." A cross-disciplinary program, the Theatre department offers classes and independent studies ranging from beginning to advanced acting, set and light design, stagecraft, playwriting, and directing.

Degree Offerings
Theatre major or minor

The Fine Arts department produces two main stage productions a year. Be part of a theatre production each semester!


Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues
November 10-12, 17-18
8 pm in Johns Auditorium


The Mystery of Irma Vep
by Charles Ludlam
October 22, 23 & 29, 30, 8 PM
(October 23: Homecoming Weekend Performance
October 30: Special "come in costume" Halloween performance)
Johns Auditorium

Some Men
by Terrence McNally
directed by Terrance O. Harris
November 19, 20, 21, 8 PM
Winston Hall

American Buffalo
by David Mamet
February 18-19, 25-26, 8 PM
Johns Auditorium

Arden of Faversham
Senior Theatre Presentation
April 14-16, 8 PM
Johns Auditorium

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