Lycoming College is pleased to present the following productions for the 2016-2017 season.
October 5-8, 2016
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. AMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —New York Daily News.
Play by John Cariani, directed by Kristi Good.
“Almost, Maine” replaces the show previously announced for the October time frame.
The Baltimore Waltz
November 16-19, 2016
A fleet, giddy fantasy based on the love and adventures of a brother and sister, one of whom has a fatal disease. In the opening scene, the brother is wearing pajamas, but it is his schoolteacher sister who is diagnosed with a deadly virus that sends the two of them spinning off to Europe to find romance and a cure before the final scenes where reality crashes in. Recommended for mature audiences. Play by Paula Vogel, directed by Nigel Semaj B. Lyco ’16.
Hansel and Gretel
February 17-18, 2017
The Lycoming Music and Theater Departments collaborate to bring a retelling of this classic fairytale to life in a one-act English translation of Engelbert Humperdinck’s beloved opera. This magical, spooky journey is perfect for the entire family and, with its German folk-inspired story and music, a great introduction to opera for all. Featuring Lycoming students and faculty as well as members of the Williamsport Youth Choir. Recommended for all ages.
A co-production with the Lycoming College Music Department, directed by Fiona Gillespie and Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian, opera by Engelbert Humperdinck.
The 39 Steps
April 5-8, 2017
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. Play by Patrick Barlow, directed by Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian.
All shows are held at the Mary Welch Theater at 8 pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.lycoming.edu two weeks before each show opens. For other questions, please contact our box office.
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