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Theatre Department Begins New Season
Theatre Department Begins New Season
Theatre Department Begins New Season

August 17, 2016

Susquehanna University's theatre department will offer a number of new features for its 2016-17 theatrical season, including a season package at a reduced cost, lower ticket prices and a number of second stage shows to complement its main stage season. 

With the season ticket package, theatregoers will save 20 percent compared to purchasing tickets individually. Tickets purchased in the season package may later be exchanged for different performances, subject to availability. The box office, located in the Degenstein Center Theater lobby, will be open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Aug. 29 and while classes are in session. Tickets to any university event can be purchased from the box office in person or by calling 570-372-ARTS (2787).   

The Main Stage Season annually features classic plays, historical dramas and a popular musical production. For the 2016-17 season, the following productions will be presented:

The Addams Family
by Marshall Brikman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa
Oct. 27-29, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 30, 2:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Adults, $15; non-SU students and senior citizens, $10.
Just in time for Halloween, the weird and wonderful Addams family comes to devilishly delightful life in this musical comedy.

Vinegar Tom
by Caryl Churchill
Dec. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 2:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8.
Set in rural England during the Puritan era, the play challenges assumptions about sexuality and social problems through a compelling tale of witch-hunt hysteria.

Almost Maine
by John Cariani
Feb. 23-25, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8.
In this charming episodic play, the residents of the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Translations
by Brian Friel
April 20-22, 7:30 p.m.
April 23, 2:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8.
Based on the British Army's 1833 campaign to replace native Gaelic place names with English ones, this hauntingly lyrical play explores how language is the soul of a nation.

The new Second Stage Season is a collection of mostly student-generated productions focusing on bare-bones performances of challenging works in unconventional spaces. Admission to second stage productions is usually free, except for the Experimental Acting Workshop. Contributions to relevant causes may be welcomed at the door for some productions.

Sizwe Bansi Is Dead
by Athol Fugard with John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Studio Theater, Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center
An award-winning play chronicling a powerful time of challenge and change in South Africa under the oppression of apartheid.

24-Hour Play Festival
Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Isaacs Auditorium, Seibert Hall
Student teams conceptualize, write, rehearse and perform exciting new short works in the span of a single day.

Student Directing Showcase
Dec. 12-13, 6:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
The essence of cutting-edge performance brought to life by some of our department's freshest talent and directed by senior students in thought-provoking scenes and short one-act plays.

Alan's Wife (Experimental Acting Workshop)
by Elizabeth Robins and Florence Bell
March 2-4, 7:30 p.m.
March 5, 2:30 p.m.
Weber Stage
Adults, $10; non-SU students and senior citizens, $8.
A groundbreaking 19th-century feminist play re-imagined through modern artistry and inquiry.

A Night on Broadway cabaret show
March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Weber Stage
An evening of musical entertainment and movement, drawn from contemporary Broadway hits and classic musical theatre material.

Shakespeare Club Production
April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater
This annual audience favorite is an energetic large-cast excursion into the work of the Bard, often characterized by whimsical staging and "found objects" design.

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