Theatre on the Hill

UW-WC's 285 seat theatre offers students as well as the community, the opportunity to participate in or just enjoy theatrical productions, musical performances, attend lectures or special community events.

Theatre on the Hill is in constant use throughout the year. In addition to UW-WC's theatre department, the Continuing Education Department provides youth theatre opportunities,and Musical Masquers, a resident community theatre group, also stages several productions each year.

Love in Naples

Spring 2017 Theatre Production

Love in Naples, written and directed by Rick Ponzio will be performed on March 9, 10 and 11, 2017 at 7:30pm in the campus theatre.

This slapstick comedy is set in Late Renaissance Naples. Leandro was lost at sea. His fiancée, Beatrice is being forced to marry Leandro’s father, Pantalone by her mother, Dottore to provide an heir for the two families. Disguised as a young boy, Beatrice runs away only to be challenged on a street by the unrecognizable Leandro. Defeating Leandro, Beatrice recognizes him as he pines for her aloud. With the help of their servants Truffaldina and Francischino, the young lovers plot to trick their parents Pantalone and Dottore into admitting their past love for each other and tying the knot. 

Auditions: Tuesday, December 6  at 6pm in UW-WC Theatre. (possible call back on Dec. 8).  Six actors are needed - ages are flexible. UW-WC students are strongly encouraged to audition. Rehearsals begin in January, 2017. Complete Audition Information

Earn College Credit

If you’re interested in theatre as a major, an extracurricular experience or just for the fun of it, you are invited to get involved! Communications 131 (Theatre Laboratory) includes acting, technical production and theatre management (sign up for one or more sections).

Contact Information

For more information on UW-WC theatrical productions, contact Communication & Theatre Arts Professor, Rick Ponzio rick.ponzio@uwc.edu   Students can earn college credit for participation on stage or in theater production or management.