Villanova Theatre's Current Season

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RED HERRING            directed by Harriet Power           October 1 - October 13, 2013

written by Michael Hollinger

“madcap mischief, rising to helium-giddy heights!" – Washington Times

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.           

EVERYMAN       directed by Rev. David Cregan, OSA, PhD        November 12 – 24, 2013

written by Anonymous, adapted by Mark J. Costello

“a humbly inviting experience” – The New York Times

When Death pays a visit – unrecognized and unexpected – Everyman must scramble to find out which of his “friends” will accompany him on his final journey.  This timeless morality play weaves together poetry, music and movement, bringing humanity’s greatest moral questions vividly to life in our own time.  Experience Everyman’s discovery of renewed life in this absorbing new twist on a classic tale.

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES       directed by Kathryn MacMillan       February 11 – 23, 2014

written by David Ives, adapted from The Misanthrope by Molière

“beguilingly silly” – The New York Times

What do a dreadful poet, penniless Frenchman, and saucy siren have in common? They all speak in hilarious rhyming couplets in David Ives' deliciously off-color tribute to Moliere's The Misanthrope. It's 1666 and the brightest, cattiest salon in Paris belongs to Celimene, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue she's being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors (whom she leads on long enough to live off of), Celimene has managed to evade love since her adoring husband died.  But she meets her misanthropic match when a sardonic stranger comes on the scene, turning her witty world upside down and matching her barb for barb.

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA        directed by Valerie Joyce           April 1 – 13, 2014

book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel

“lovely and sensorial” – The New York Times 

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, The Light in the Piazza whisks audiences away to Italy to experience a soaring tale of passion, forgiveness, and love.  Margaret Johnson, a mother escaping her crumbling marriage, travels to Tuscany with her daughter Clara. When a handsome young Florentine captures Clara's heart, Margaret must decide if she'll risk revealing truths that could threaten her daughter's happiness. Hailed as “astonishing,” “intensely romantic,” and “breathtaking,” The Light in the Piazza has redefined the modern American musical.

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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.

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