The Hollins-Mill Mountain 2020 Winter Festival Of New Works

While we’re waiting for these cold winter days to pass, now is the perfect time to head to the theater to take in a show. Fortunately, you can catch two new plays this season at the Hollins-Mill Mountain 2020 Winter Festival of New Works! Come out to the theater for an evening of drama, emotion, and eye-opening insights.

When and Where

The Hollins-Mill Mountain 2020 Winter Festival of New Works will be held at the Mill Mountain Theatre on January 23 through February 3. The event’s two plays will be presented on the theater’s Waldron Stage. These works will begin at 7:30 p.m. on each night, except for January 26 and February 2. On those days, there will be a 2 p.m. matinee. Admission is $10 per person. The venue is located at 20 Church Avenue SE, Roanoke, Virginia 24011.

The Festival

This festival occasion is the result of an ongoing collaboration between Hollins University and Mill Mountain Theatre. Each winter, Mill Mountain opens their stage to host the creative efforts of Hollins’ own playwrights and directors.

This Winter’s New Works

Written by Sean Michael McCord and directed by Todd Ristau, Moving is set entirely in a single Los Angeles apartment. Over the course of 30 years, the cozy Silverlake home will see romances blossom, relationships fade, and lives change one moment at a time.

Arachnothology (A Study of Spiders) sprang from the mind of Kimberly Patterson, and will be directed by Lauren Brooke Ellis. An all-female cast will lead the audience through a written history of spiders in literature, from mythology and folklore to nursery rhymes and modern-day superheroines. Weaving through pop culture and fascinating science, the play will explore the sprawling web that binds personal choices, societal perspectives, and identity.

The Mill Mountain Theatre

The prestigious venue can trace its roots back to 1964, when two producers from New York brought a new enterprise to Roanoke. While the original building burned a decade later, the theater established its permanent home when Center in the Square opened in 1983. Their ever-active stage now hosts world premieres, educational courses, and full-scale productions from cheerful musicals to heart-tugging dramas.

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