Villanova Theatre's Current Season

comedy of errors

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare
directed by Shawn Kairschner
September 27 – October 9, 2011

" An unmitigated hoot. " – The Daily Telegraph

Imagine you and your servant are separated at birth from your brother and his servant - two sets of identical twins. Imagine that, after years of estrangement, all four of you somehow wind up in the same town. Now imagine that your brother’s wife mistakes you for him—but not before you’ve tried to seduce her sister! Fists will fly, doors will slam, and chaos will reign in a Comedy of Errors for the ages: uproarious, effervescent, and deliciously convoluted. Join us for a night of quick-witted, side-splitting comedy as we present Shakespeare’s fastest, funniest farce. Click here to buy tickets!

woman & scarecrow

Woman and Scarecrow

by Marina Carr
directed by Rev. David Cregan, O.S.A.
November 8 – 20, 2011

"Crammed with wild laughter and dense with unshed tears. " – The Guardian

A woman on her deathbed faces the regrets of a life half-lived in this fierce and funny play by Ireland's leading female playwright. At once theatrical and richly poetic, Woman and Scarecrow stages an epic confrontation between a mother of eight and the specters of her haunted past. Lauded by critics as “powerful,” “moving,” and “lyrical,” Marina Carr’s spirited script is less about the loss of life than it is about the power and profundity of our time here on earth. Don’t miss this Philadelphia-area premiere! Click here to buy tickets!



by Tina Howe
directed by Joanna Rotté
February 7 – 19, 2012

"Characterized by comic exuberance " – New York Magazine

Has a work of art ever left you feeling awe-struck, irate, melancholy or ill? Titillated, tickled, amused or confused? Museum brings together art aficionados, culture snobs, unruly undergrads, and one beleaguered security guard on the final day of a group show at a major art museum. The real show, however, is the parade of nearly fifty colorful characters (played by Villanova students, faculty, staff and alumni) who wreak havoc as they pass through the exhibit. This inspired, effervescent comedy by one of America’s most inventive playwrights looks at people looking at art – to mirthful and moving effect. Click here to buy tickets!



Music by Richard Rodgers,
book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
directed by Valerie Joyce
March 27 – April 1 & April 10 – 22, 2012

"The Best Musical of the 20th Century " – TIME Magazine

Written by the celebrated duo whose tuneful, heartfelt work came to define the Broadway musical, Carousel recounts the story of a naïve young woman who falls head-over-heels in love with a troubled young man. What begins as a sweet summer romance soon spirals out of control as the two lovers face hardship and heartache. Carousel is a powerful musical fable of passion and redemption, featuring such unforgettable songs as “June is Bustin' Out All Over,” “If I Loved You,” and the show-stopping “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Join us as we reimagine this timeless classic! Click here to buy tickets!

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Get Involved

Ushers are needed for every performance. Ushers arrive one hour before the show, hand out programs, help seat patrons, and see the show for free! Please contact the Villanova Theatre Box Office at 610-519-7474 if you would like to usher.

Production Crew
We need volunteer crew members to help build sets, hang lights, and sew costumes. This is a great way to experience theatre "behind the scenes" and meet new people. Please contact Business/Production Manager Elisa Loprete Hibbs at 610-519-4897 to volunteer for production crew.

Open Auditions
Want to be in the spotlight? Audition for Villanova Theatre productions! Auditions are held throughout the year.