Susquehanna University to Stage ‘The Full Monty’
Published on October 6, 2010
SELINSGROVE—Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present its production of “The Full Monty,” premiering Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. and concluding Oct. 30 in the Degenstein Center Theater.
The musical follows a group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y., who, inspired by their wives’ enjoyment of male strippers on “girls’ night out,” decide to make some quick cash of their own. As the men perfect their act, they face many fears, from weight-consciousness to anxiety over a child custody battle. With the strength they find in each other, the characters work to overcome these demons, presenting a good-humored tale of friendship and following one’s dreams.
Audiences should be aware that “The Full Monty” contains adult language and nudity and is not suitable for children.
The production is directed by W. Douglas Powers, associate professor of theatre at Susquehanna. Show times are Oct. 21 through 23 and Oct. 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee performance Oct. 23 and 24. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for non-SU students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the university box office at 570-372-ARTS.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a residential, national liberal arts college that prepares undergraduate students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. More than 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
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Karen M. Jones