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FALL 2023

 

“Song and Story” directed by Jeffrey Lentz ‘85 * EE

Thur.-Sat., Sept. 28-30, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 1, 2 p.m., Albright Theatre (CFA 230)

“Song and Story” is a curated narrative built around original works to showcase artists all across Albright’s campus. It is about bringing together all areas of the arts onto one stage in artistry and collaboration. This show will continue to build on itself until opening night as students bring new ideas and new perspectives to this production to dazzle the audience, carrying on the tradition of devised theatre here at Albright.

“As You Like It” written by William Shakespeare, directed by Julia Matthews * EE

Thur.-Sat., Nov. 16-18, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Albright Theatre (CFA 230)

Escaping the political upheaval of the court, Rosalind seeks refuge, and finds much more, in the Forest of Arden, where a new disguise gives her the license to test the many forms of love. “All the world’s a stage” and all society’s rules of conformity are off in this exuberant theatrical journey into one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.


SPRING 2024

“The Revolutionists” written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Matt Fotis * EE

Thur.-Sat., Feb. 22-24, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Albright Theatre (CFA 230)

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this woman-empowered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

“Urinetown” written by Greg Kotis, music/lyrics by Mark Hollmann, directed by Ben Galosi ‘25 * EE

Thur.-Sat., April 18–20, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 21, 2 p.m., Albright Theatre (CFA 230)

Set in a time not too far from our own, this satirical comedy musical tells the story of a drought-ridden town where private toilets are banned and class conflicts are tense. As the corrupt megacorporation Urine Good Company grows richer on the monetization of urination, the impoverished citizens of its municipality become riled up toward revolution. Satirizing capitalism, corporate politics, and the illustrious world of musical theatre, “Urinetown: The Musical” envisions a world where people have to pay to pee.


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