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Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


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CURRENT
SEASON

Once Upon a Mattress

October 14, 20, 21, and 22, 7:30pm
October 15 and 16, 2:00pm
WCU Performing Arts Center, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
Reserved Seating: $12 to $15
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Once Upon A Mattress is a screwball ode to the history of musical comedy. Made famous as Carol Burnett's Broadway debut, this hilarious tweaking of the familiar fairy tale 'The Princess and the Pea', provides for some side-splitting royal shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again!

Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Director/Choreographer: Liz Staruch

Veer, to alter a direction or course
A Dance Concert

November 11 and 12, 7:30pm
November 12, 2:00pm
WCU Performing Arts Center, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
General Admission: $12 to $15
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University Dance Company's annual fall concert, Veer, to alter a direction or course, includes work by current WCU dance faculty, and guest artists from the Philadelphia metro area and beyond.

Artistic Director: Gretchen Studlien-Webb

The Long Christmas Ride Home

November 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, 7:30pm
November 19th and 20th, 2:00pm
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, J. Peter Adler Studio Theatre
General Admission: $10
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Time becomes fluid and ghosts walk among us on a snowy Christmas Eve. This dark, beautiful play celebrates our need for connection while exploring the potential costs of our choices. Combining elements of Japanese theatre with contemporary storytelling techniques, the play will feature handmade puppets and a haunting original score played live by the ensemble. The Long Christmas Ride Home is an unforgettable study of an American family careening near the edge of oblivion.

Play by Paula Vogel
Director: Charles DelMarcelle with Maria Urrutia

Blithe Spirit

March 2-5, 2017
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, MainStage Theatre
General Admission: $10
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The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from Noel Coward, the playwright of Private Lives, offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who is, much to the dismay of his current wife, haunted - literally - by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. Will these blithe spirits haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity or will he find a way to rest in peace?

Play by Noel Coward
Director: Leonard Kelly

The Honorable Maid

April 20, 21, 22, 7:30pm
April 22 and 23, 2:00pm
E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theatre
General Admission: $10-12
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Follow the plight of Bettina, a poor but honorable Venetian girl as she tries to find her way through this classic tale of love, mistaken identity, and sassy servants. First performed during the Venetian Carnival of 1749, it received the audiences' adoration and played for twenty-two nights. Told in the raucous physical style of the commedia dell'arte, this production is sure to please.

Play by Carlo Goldoni with translation by John Bellomo

Serendipity
A Dance Concert

April 27, 28, and 29, 7:30pm
April 29, 2:00pm
WCU Performing Arts Center, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
General Admission: $12 to $15
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University Dance Company's annual spring concert, Serendipity, celebrates the highly creative choreography and production design of WCU students in a variety of dance styles. The concert also includes work by current WCU dance faculty.

Artistic Director: Gretchen Studlien-Webb



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