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Lycoming College Theatre Department 2018-2019 Season

Lycoming College is pleased to present the following productions for the 2018-2019 season.

Mary L. Welch Theatre
All shows start at 8pm


Songs for a New World

Songs for a New World

October 17-20, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by C. Austin Hill; Musical direction by Gary Boerckel

This contemporary abstract musical (song cycle) weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.


Blacktop Sky

Blacktop Sky

November 28-December 1, 2018

By Christina Anderson
Directed by Jennifer Spencer ’20

Klass, a homeless, young Black man, sets up residence in the courtyard of the housing project where Ida Peters lives. Triggered by a fatal confrontation between a local street vendor and the police, Klass and Ida quickly develop a precarious bond against the backdrop of a restless neighborhood. Inspired by the Greek myth Leda and the Swan, Blacktop Sky examines the intersection of love, violence, and seduction.

Adult language and situations. Recommended for mature audiences.


The Drowning Girls

The Drowning Girls

February 20-23, 2019

By Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic, Charlie Tomlinson
Directed by C.Austin Hill

Bessie, Alice, and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

Adult language and situations. Recommended for mature audiences.


The School for Wives

The School for Wives

April 10-13, 2019

By Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian

Fearing cuckoldry above all else, Arnolphe has painstakingly trained the naïve Agnes from childhood to become his obedient and faithful wife. So, what can possibly go wrong? Everything. Although he has carefully shielded her from the outside world, romance finds her in the form of the dashing Horace. Unaware of who his rival is, the trusting Horace enlists Arnolphe's aid in wooing Agnes—that leads to a series of hilarious and inventive twists and turns of plot, until the inevitable conclusion is reached. Classical comedy at its’ finest!


Mary L. Welch Theater

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.