KENNEDY FAMILY THEATRE

2020 - 2021 SEASON

Jonathan Scott Bennett Scholarship Benefit Concert

7:30 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2020
Scholarship performance event hosted by Barton College to benefit Fike High School students who excel in areas of academics, arts, and athletics to honor the memory of Fike graduate Jonathan Scott Bennett.

Spoken Word (Outdoor Theatre Event)

7:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2020
Campus-wide event open to students, faculty, and staff interested in sharing viewpoints of unique interests via stories, poetry, songs, or other forms of communicating awareness.

Spotlight Event - 2020 Seniors Showcase Highlights

7:30 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020
Join us in celebrating recent graduates of the Theatre program as they share their talents with excerpts from Senior Showcase performances on the Outdoor stage in front of the Kennedy Family Theatre.

Pride of Doves

7:30 p.m., Thursday - Saturday, November 12 - 14, 2020
3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2020

This dramatic production by Doug Robinson examines systemic racial issues and offers a thought-provoking message to the audience regarding a responsible approach to ending the cycle of injustice. Explicit language and images not appropriate for age 13 or younger.

Coop’s Homecoming and Student Produced Works

7:30 p.m., Wednesday - Friday, March 11 - 13, 2021
Barton College alumnus Zachery Rayburn first debuted a staged reading of his original musical in the 2016 New Works Festival. The story follows a group of friends as they deal with the loss of their dear friend, a fallen hero, and the profound impact he had on their lives. This next step in producing Coop’s Homecoming presents additional new music by Rayburn and Jim Grant with further exploration of the soldier and his family and friends as they recall, celebrate, and relive moments of his life. This series of performances also gives opportunity to stage student-submitted works of new and original material.

An Extra Penny

7:30 p.m., Friday - Saturday, March 26 - 27, 2021
3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 2021

Local author Cindy Lu Mancini brings her original script and score (composed by Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian) to the Kennedy Family Theatre for the next step in producing this compelling new American musical. Filled with laughter and heartfelt emotion, An Extra Penny crosses three generations during WWI and WWII sharing stories of adversity, perseverance, and the bonds of love, reminding us that passion breeds success in the darkest of times.