Theatre Events

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September 2015

September 23 – 27

Theatre: Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Jamie Taylor
Sept. 23 – 26, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 & 27, 2 p.m.
The Helen Forman Theatre
General Admission $15

2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award!

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

"#1 show of the year. How splendid it feels to be trusted with such passionate, exquisite ambiguity unlike anything we have seen from this prolific playwright so far. Blunt yet subtle, manipulative but full of empathy for all sides, the play is set in 1964 but could not be more timely. In just ninety fast-moving minutes, Shanley creates four blazingly individual people. DOUBT is a lean, potent drama…passionate, exquisite, important and engrossing." - NY Newsday.

November 2015

November 11 – 15

Theatre: Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Directed by Casey Seymour-Kim
Nov. 11 – 14, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 & 15, 2 p.m.
The Helen Forman Theatre
General Admission $15

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award!

An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in theatre. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions.

"While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake." - NY Times.

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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