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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Gregg Lloyd
Music & Theatre Hall
October 24-26 and 29-31
Laugh out loud as the three adult children of deceased college professors run amuck in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sonia and her brother, Vanya, live in their family home, have never left and have never grown up. They have been supported by Masha, their movie-star sister. Masha’s star is fading, and she returns to the family home determined to sell the property and to prod her siblings into self-responsibility. Neither goal appears to work out. Hollywood glamour collides with country simplicity, and the whole county erupts in chaos. Throw in a boy toy, an aspiring actress and a prophetic cleaning woman, and you are in for a hilarious, ridiculous look at family, culture and regrets. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Denise Gillman
November 14-16 and 21-23
This year marks 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth, and his stories continue to captivate our imaginations. We celebrate Shakespeare’s birth by presenting this magical, miraculous adventure of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The prince travels the sea looking for his princess and encounters riddles, tournaments, pirates, storms, shipwrecks and love. Along the way he becomes a hero, the hunted, a husband and a father. He entrusts his daughter, Marina, to old friends who raise her as their own. But Marina’s surrogate mother becomes envious of her ward. A plot to murder Marina unfolds. When the plot is foiled by pirates, Marina’s own adventure begins. Enjoy this dark comic classic full of twists and turns and harrowing escapes.
Into the Woods
By James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Laura Lloyd
Musical Direction by J. Lynn Thompson
Music & Theatre Hall
February 20-22 and 25-27
You will enjoy the genius of Sondheim in this classic scrambling of your favorite fairytales. In this fantasy everyone is wishing for something: Cinderella wishes to go to the ball; Rapunzel wishes she were freed from captivity. The baker and his wife wish for a baby; Jack, of Beanstalk fame, wishes for fortune. When everyone’s wish is granted, the responsibility of getting what you wanted becomes a bit too real, and “Happily Ever After” seems impossible. These fairytale characters learn their lives are interconnected, and those connections create a community where working together is their greatest asset, one far stronger than an individual wish. This wonderfully crafted musical is fun for the whole family.
Come join TheaterCNU for it's 5th Annual Dance Concert, which offers a delicate balance of tap, ballet, jazz, modern and musical theater dance styles. This high-energy event features faculty, guest and student dancers and choreographers.
Directed by Jim Iorio
April 3-4 and 9-12
Moliere’s most famous comedy from the 17th century, Tartuffe, is presented with a contemporary flair. This scorching farce examines religion, hypocrisy and familial deceit. Tartuffe is a daring con man who sets his sights on a wealthy merchant’s daughter and fortune. He disguises himself as an ennobled man of the cloth and cons, Orgon, the impressionable merchant. Members of the household attempt to expose Tartuffe’s deceit, but Orgon is resolute in his patronage of Tartuffe. Finally, the family members band together to unveil Tartuffe as the greedy impostor.