Duke Players Productions
Duke Players is the student organization in the Department of Theater Studies.
Its members support the Department's productions by running auditions and working on production crews, promoting participation in theater by all Duke students, and by representing the interests of students who are involved in Theater Studies. Duke Players also produces one lab production each semester in addition to the Orientation Show it produces to acquaint incoming freshmen with the riches of theater at Duke. Learn more about Duke Players Laboratory.
Directed By: Jody McAuliffe
When a seventeen-year-old girl named Roy is forced to move to the middle of nowhere with her obsessive older sister, Nan, she plots to make an escape. Her plans change, however, when Nan’s boyfriend brings a menacing teenage boy from under the bridge to stay at Nan’s place. Meanwhile, a...
Directed By: Dana Adcock
Date Nightmare is a festival of short comic plays about love and dating (Sure Thing, He’s A Really Great Guy, Getting Over Grace). Social slip-ups get a redo at the ring of a bell. An internet date arrives at an unexpected setting. A really great guy is periodically possessed by a demon...
Directed By: Sophie Caplin
Director Sophie Caplin (Once On This Island) comes back with another musical for Duke Players, a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. This staging is a passion project for producer Onastasia Ebright who has arranged for the...
Directed By: Ashley Ericson
From Flannery O'Connor's short story, sophomore Valerie Muensterman has created an original script centered on Hulga Hopewell's Southern Gothic misadventure with a travelling Bible salesman.
Production photos by Valerie Muensterman
Directed By: Meredyth Albright
In this one-act parody of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for "the feminine caller." Terrified of people, Lawrence plays with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. Ginny, the feminine caller, is...