Theatre

Pricing for all shows unless otherwise noted
General admission, $12;
Faculty/staff and senior citizens (with ID), $10;
Students (with ID), $7; Youth, $5

Tickets available online in advance at www.esu.edu/theatretickets (credit cards only online).
Remaining tickets available at the box office one hour before curtain on performance dates (cash and checks only at the box office).

For reservations or other information, please email esuarts@esu.edu or call 570-422-3483.

The 39 Steps
February 28, March 1-3, 7:30 p.m.; March 4, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; March 5, 2:00 p.m.
Dale Snow Theatre, Fine & Performing Arts Center
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
An original concept by Simon Corbel and Nobby Dimon
Directed by Stephanie Daventry French, professor of theatre
Scenic and costume design by Yoshinori Tanokura, associate professor of theatre
Lighting design by Christopher Domanski, associate professor of theatre

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced, frolicking, whodunit. Winner of the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, this treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously small cast), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. The New York Times called the riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft “Theatre at its finest… Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy…”

The production is recommended for ages 10 and above.

Little Shop of Horrors
April 19-21, 7:30 p.m.; April 22, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; April 23, 2:00 p.m.
Smith-McFarland Theatre, Fine & Performing Arts Center
Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman; music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman; screenplay by Charles Griffith

Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renich, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA
Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Schubert Organization
Directed by Margaret Joyce Ball, D.M.A., professor of theatre
Scenic and costume design by Yoshinori Tanokura, associate professor of theatre
Lighting design by Christopher Domanski, associate professor of theatre

Little Shop of Horrors delightfully mixes comedy and sci-fi horror in a rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, the creative team for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Menken’s score in the style of early ‘60s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown enlivens the story of a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. One of Off-Broadway’s longest running musicals, the piece is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman.

Recommended for ages 10 and above

Musical Theatre Through the Ages
Musical Theatre Organization (MTO) Musical Revue
Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
Smith-McFarland Theatre
Open to the public at no cost