The Abbey Players of Belmont Abbey College were founded in 1883, and have been an integral part of campus life for 134 continuous seasons. At present, the theatre produces six offerings a year, representing a wide repertoire of drama, comedy, and musicals. Recent notable productions have included Arthur Kopit’s Wings, John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, Menken & Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors, Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part I, Sophocles’ Antigone, and Kaufman and Hart’s You Can’t Take It With You. In addition, the Players present The Abbey Shakespeare Series, an ongoing project dedicated to producing each of William Shakespeare’s plays.
2018-19 Season Memberships coming soon!
Make plans to enjoy every moment of this year’s Abbey Players. Memberships will be available online August 24th.
Email AbbeyPlayers@bac.edu to be added to our mailing list.
The Abbey Players – Everyone is welcome to join us!
Participation in the Abbey Players is open to any interested member of the Belmont Abbey College community, including those in the surrounding areas; community members, students, faculty, staff and monks regularly appear together. In addition, we function as the Belmont Community Theatre, which brings in theatre artists from the surrounding Metrolina area.
Our audiences are drawn from both Gaston County, Charlotte/Mecklenburg, and beyond. Actors audition for roles. Audition notices appear both on-campus, and in the Gaston Gazette and Charlotte Observer, and are open to all.
The Abbey Players of Belmont Abbey College were founded in 1883, and have been an integral part of campus life and Belmont community for over a century. At present, the theatre produces six shows a year, representing a wide repertoire of drama, comedy and musicals. In addition to performance opportunities, the Abbey Players welcomes anyone interested in technical work. Under the direction of Professor and Technical Director Gary Sivak (BFA, UNC-Charlotte), technicians build sets, design and hang light/sound plots, and run shows through state-of-the-art instruments. Technicians trained by the Abbey Players have been accepted into MFA programs such as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro based upon the strengths of their portfolios alone, since Belmont Abbey College offers a theatre minor, and not a bachelor’s degree. Student actors at Belmont Abbey College have been accepted into programs at such diverse institutions as the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, University of Washington, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Join us onstage, backstage, and in the audience!