Coppin Repertory Theatre
Current Theatre Season
2022/2023 Theatre Season
November 10-13, 2022
By Nathan Louis Jackson
In Broke-ology, despite economic and emotional hardships, the King family has survived thanks to their love for and dedication to one another. William, the father afflicted with MS, still lives in the house in which his sons grew up, continuously grasping at the memories of his late wife, Sonia, and the dreams they shared of a better future for their children. Ennis, his elder son, takes care of William despite the pressure that comes with having a baby of his own on the way. Malcolm, the younger son, is a college graduate recently returned home after a taste of life outside the asphyxiating cycle of poverty and struggle in which he was raised. When the offer of a job in Connecticut tempts Malcolm into leaving for good, he is forced to decide between his duty to his family and his refusal to further defer the dreams of his father.
The Overcomers Theatre Season 2021-2022
Blues For an Alabama Sky
October 29-31, 2021
By Pearl Cleage
It's the summer of 1930 and the promises of the Harlem Renaissance are giving way to the dashed dreams of the Great Depression. Playwright Pearl Cleage tells a strikingly modern story about four friends whose lives and passions collide when an innocent newcomer from Alabama arrives in New York.
November 4-5, 2021
The Theatre Lab, Grace Jacobs Building, Lower Level
- Thursday November 4th at 10:30 a.m.
- Friday, November 5th at 10:30 a.m.
- Friday, November 5th at 7:30 p.m.
By James McClure
Popular anti-war comedy about the humorous and intense recovery of three Viet Nam Vets from physical wounds and PTSD.
Admission: $10 General, $5 Coppin Student with ID
Fully masked audience, proof of vaccination or negative test result within 72 hours
The Colored Museum
April 21-24, 2022
- April 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m.
- April 23 & 24 at 3:00 p.m.
By George C. Wolfe
A poignant, socially-conscious, satirical comedy, The Colored Museum is a depiction of black culture in America, especially relevant in today’s world of “Black Lives Matter”. Tony Award-winning playwright, George C. Wolfe, takes us on a journey of Black culture with an “in-your-face,” non-apologetic, “take no prisoners” satire that electrifies, unsettles, and delights audiences of all colors.
84th Annual Conference of the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA)
April 6-9, 2022
Coppin State University
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
The Glass Menagerie
May 6-8, 2022
By Tennessee Williams
An American classic of great tenderness, charm, and beauty, The Glass Menagerie is an icon of the American theater. Known as Tennessee Williams's autobiographical “memory play,” we meet the Wingfield family—frustrated writer Tom, his nagging mother, Amanda, who is often lost in memories of her Southern-belle past, and his painfully shy sister, Laura—and the effect a visit from a “gentleman caller” for Laura has on all their lives.
The Theatre Program is within the Department of Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Education.