Theatre Events

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February 2016

February 17 – 21

Theatre: Picnic by William Inge
Directed by Linda Sutherland
Feb. 17 – 20, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 & 21, 2 p.m.
The Helen Forman Theatre
General Admission $15

Winner! 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner! 1953 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Play

Picnic is a three-act play written by William Inge, the author of Bus Stop and Come Back, Little Sheba. Set in a small town in Kansas, Picnic details the lives of "ordinary" Americans, from hopeful widows and embittered spinster to idealistic teenagers and restless wanderers.

"Having one good play to his credit, William Inge now has another play, Picnic...and memorable though Come Back Little Sheba was three seasons ago, Picnic is a notable improvement." - NY Times.

April 2016

April 14 – 17

Musical Comedy: Good News by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by B.G. DeSylva
Directed by Bill Wilson
Choreography by Angelica Vessella '97, M'07
Apr. 14 – 16, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 16 & 17, 2 p.m.
The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

This delightful adaptation of GOOD NEWS! features a revised book and several added numbers, such as Button Up Your Overcoat, You're the Cream in My Coffee and Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries. At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat McClellan. Tommy's grades start to slip, which keeps him from playing in the big game. Connie eventually finds out Tommy really loves her and devises a plan to win him back and to get him back on the field.

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