Theatre

2014–15 Season

 

Tales of the Lost Formicans

By Constance Congdon

September 18-20 at 8 p.m. 
September 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Directed by  Aaron White

Constance Congdon's dark comedy invites audiences on a journey with three alien anthropologists as they navigate the middle-class suburban life amidst Alzheimer's disease. Michael Feingold of The Village Voice writes: "Constance Congdon's Tales of the Lost Formicans is a treat in so many ways—starting with its deliciously wry title....you shouldn't miss it: Congdon is a new voice, and her innumerable small triumphs are achieved with a freshness of spirit, with a humor and charm so distinctively individual, that one just wants to hear more and more from her.... Congdon's aliens are a fluidly shifting metaphor for her own complex relation to the subject of her drama, a lower-middle suburban family coping with three generations' worth of stress simultaneously...."

Tickets: Adults $13,  Seniors and non-SU students $10

Guys and Dolls

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon

October 30-November 1 at 8 p.m. 
November 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Directed by Anna Andes, Ph.D.

Susquehanna University's Department of Theatre brings the classic, Guys and Dolls, to Degenstein Theater for the first time. Audiences will be treated to the classic songs including "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," "I've Never Been in Love Before," "Luck be a Lady," and many more! Entertainment Weekly ranked Guys and Dolls at the top of its "Top Ten Musicals of All Time List" in 2013. This a show not to be missed this year.

 Tickets: Adults $23, Seniors and non-SU students $17

 

Student Directed Play

February 12-14 at 8 p.m.
February 15  at 2:30 p.m. 
 
Seniors and Non-SU students This production highlights the work of a promising senior performance student interested in directing. The student director is chosen from the Directing Class through an application process. This is a fully realized production headlined by student collaboration. The play titles are then negotiated by both the faculty and the chosen student. Decisions on the Play title are made by mid-October.

Tickets: $13.00 Adults $10.00

 

The Threepenny Opera

Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
Directed by Douglas Powers-Black, Ph.D.

April 16-18 at 8 p.m. 
April 19 at 2:30 p.m.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Library writes:
"Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century 'The Beggar's Opera' to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho's underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death. At the final hour he manages a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony."

Tickets: Adults $23, Seniors and non-SU students $17 

 



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