HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
SEPT. 25- OCT. 7, 2012
written by Paula Vogel directed by Shawn Kairschner
“Vivid and unforgettable” – The Philadelphia Inquirer. Fasten your seat belt – you’re in for a wild ride. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by one of America’s most daring playwrights shifts backward and forward through time to trace one woman’s engrossing journey from adolescence into adulthood. In this no-holds-barred look back through the rear-view, Li’l Bit confronts the lessons learned behind the wheel of her uncle's '56 Chevy. At once chilling and wildly funny, How I Learned to Drive is “genuine and genuinely disturbing” – The Village Voice. BUY TICKETS HERE
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE A Musical Within a Comedy
NOV. 6 – DEC. 2, 2012
music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
directed by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A, Ph.D.
“Clever, gleeful and intelligent!” - The New Yorker. Villanova University President (and Barrymore Award-winning director) Fr. Peter Donohue returns to Villanova Theatre with the Philadelphia premiere of this delightful musical confection. The darling of the 2006 Tony Awards, this hilarious show-within-a-show begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan puts on his favorite record -- the cast album of the (fictional) 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. From the scratchy crackle of his phonograph, a madcap musical magically bursts to life, transforming his humble apartment into a dazzling world of song, dance and comic ingenuity Deft, original, and seriously side-splitting. BUY TICKETS HERE
MUSWELL HILL A U.S. Premiere
FEB. 12 – 24, 2013
written by Torben Betts directed by Harriet Power
“Profound and highly original” – The Daily Telegraph. It is 2010. An earthquake in Haiti leaves one hundred thousand people dead and two million homeless. The tragic news erupts on Facebook, trends on Twitter, and instantly becomes a Wikipedia article. Meanwhile, in a posh London suburb, six “connected” people wrestle with their hunger to love and be loved as they obsess over work, weight, and what's for dinner. Betts’ tart, timely skewering of contemporary communication weighs the promise and limitations of technology with remarkable wit, revealing profound truths about the struggle to be human in a dehumanizing age. BUY TICKETS HERE
APRIL 9 – 21, 2013
written by Oscar Wilde directed by Rev. David Cregan, O.S.A. , Ph.D.
“Fills one’s veins with fire” – Backstage. The linguistic genius behind The Importance of Being Earnest welcomes us into the visceral, intoxicating world of King Herod and his enticing young stepdaughter, Salome. After being rejected by John the Baptist, Salome’s unbridled desire for the pious prophet quickly turns into an uncontrollable lust for revenge. This sensational adaptation of the stunning Biblical tale dramatizes the eternal struggle between body and soul. BUY TICKETS HERE