Season 2007-2008

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Beyond Therapy

Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Dina Amin
October 2 - 14, 2007

Two singles seek love and find sanity (sort of) in this madcap comedy by America's funniest playwright. Prudence's therapist swears a lot and calls her nasty names; Bruce's shrink encourages barking as a form of self-expression. When a personal ad brings them together, the hapless couple must come to their senses and overcome their zany therapists' "help" to find romance in a whacked-out world. More Information...

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Mother Courage and Her Children

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Shawn Kairschner
Featuring Joanna Rotté as Mother Courage
November 13 - 18 &November 27 - December 2, 2007

In Brecht's epic masterpiece, a war rages on while the worldly-wise Mother Courage seeks her fortune selling goods to the soldiers. But the war exacts a price - as war always does - and Mother Courage's soaring profits are tempered by searing loss. First performed in 1941, Mother Courage remains deeply moving and powerfully relevant. More Information...

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Baby

Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Book by Sybille Pearson
Directed by Peter Reynolds
February 12 - March 2, 2008

Arlene and Alan are in their 40s when an unexpected pregnancy upends their newly empty nest. Danny and Liz are college students who never dreamed they'd be parents so soon. Pam and Nick, in their 30s and hopelessly in love, get a lot of "practice" as they try for the same luck. A buoyant musical about three couples and their rollercoaster rides through the nine longest months in any family's life. More Information...

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The Illusion

By Pierre Corneille
Freely Adapted by Tony Kushner
Directed by Harriet Power
April 15 - 27, 2008

When a desperate lawyer consults a magician to discover the whereabouts of his estranged son, the sorcerer obliges - but the vivid scenes he conjures are baffling. Reality seems fluid, time is capricious, and facts are impossible to pin down. Blurring the boundary between truth and illusion, this witty adaptation of a 17th Century classic is a moving testament to the bonds of love and the transformative power of the theatre. More Information...

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1 (One): A Festival of Solo Performance

May 1 - 4, 2008

Part stand-up comedy, part cabaret, part-autobiography, part-vaudeville, part-poetry...or none of the above. Hilarious, terrifying, provocative, ridiculous, thrilling, touching - sometimes all at once. It's performed in garages, on street corners, in nightclubs, on train platforms, in theatres large and small. The one thing that unites solo performance is that a single artist delivers the power of a full production. Join Villanova Theatre for 1 (One): A Festival of Solo Performance, and experience a dynamic collection of professional and graduate student performers going it alone. More Information...

*Ronald Rand's performance of LET IT BE ART!, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 2:00pm has been postponed until a later date.

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