Arcadia University Theater
The mission of Arcadia University Theater is to provide our students and the community with a season of productions that demonstrate the rigorous four-year sequence of course studies in the theater program at Arcadia University.
Four Plays for $40: Meshuggah-Nuns, On the Verge, Proof and The House of Bernarda Alba. Call 215-572-2112 or complete the membership form to subscribe.
2012-13 Theater Productions
Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Mark Wade
Choreographed by Janet Pilla
Music direction by Linda Henderson
Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21 at 2 p.m.
Watch all heaven break loose as a group of musical nuns (of Nun-sense fame) board a cruise ship and hit the high seas. When the on-board cast of Fiddler on the Roof all get seasick, the nuns do a charitable deed to make sure that the show must go on! When these talented Sisters take the stage, you won’t want them to kick the “habit”. Sound improbable? Just wait!
On the Verge
Written by Eric Overmyer
Directed by Kevin Marini
Nov. 29-Dec. 9
Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 2 p.m.
A wacky foray through time and space for three very proper, but slightly jaded Victorian ladies. The trio sets out in search of undiscovered country, but much to their shock and our delight, the Terra Incognita that they find is about a century ahead of them. A strange comic tour de force of wit, wordplay and future-shock.
Written by David Auburn
Directed by Kevin Glaccum
Feb. 21-March 3, 2013
Feb. 21, 22, 23, 28, March 1, 2 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 23, 24, March 2, 3 at 2 p.m.
This 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama tells the story of Catherine, a college dropout and the daughter of a world-famous mathematician. In the wake of her father’s death following a decline into insanity, Catherine struggles to reconcile the challenges of her own life and her family struggles with the reverberations of her father’s legacy. Proof interweaves mystery and mathematics with deft story-telling in a gripping family drama.
ALIVE! a devised puppet side show by Arcadia students and faculty
April 5, 6 at 8 p.m., April 6, 7 at 2 p.m.
Black Box Theater (Dining Complex, Performance Studio 108)
Living on the road is one giant cake walk when you are comfortable with your routine. But what happens when the head-in-a-jar can’t point you in the right direction? A kooky circus family embarks on a spectacular saga that is destined for...?
Buy your ticket, grab some circus peanuts, and prepare yourself for three rings of the greatest puppet show on earth.
Best Enjoyed by Ages 13+. More information.
The House of Bernarda Alba
Written by Federico Garcia Lorca
A New Adaptation by Chay Yew
Directed by Kathryn Petersen and Mark Wade
April 18-28, 2013
April 18, 19, 20, 25, 27 at 8 p.m.
April 20, 21, 27, 28 at 2 p.m.
An elderly mother fiercely guards the lives of her six daughters the girls’ lives. She shields them from the outside world, so that nothing and no one can penetrate the high walls of her house. That is: until human passion explodes. Note: There will be no 8 p.m. show on Friday, April 26.
For further information and ticket reservations, call 215-572-2112 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.