Seton Hall Theatre hosts main stage productions in the Theatre-in-the-Round on the Seton Hall campus and at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. For tickets to SOPAC events, please contact the box office at (973) 313-2787 or www.sopacnow.org.
Admission to all theatre productions is FREE
2014 - 2015 Season
|Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame
Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until
the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Called
a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls is based on the true story
of the dial painters who
worked for the U.S. Radium Corporation in Orange, N.J. and made labor
history.This fast-paced stage play offers a wry examination
of the commercialization of science and the twin American obsessions of the
pursuit of health and wealth.
This production is part of the Freshmen Reading project.
Directed by Deirdre Yates
by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
Originally produced by Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and developed with a
commissioning grant from The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Science and Technology Project
Performed at the SOPAC on Oct. 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 24 & 26, at 2 p.m.
|Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol|
Adapted by Doris Baizley
This highly inventive adaptation
of the classic Dickens story was initially produced to critical acclaim by the
Mark Taper Forum.In this version, we
encounter a company of traveling players about to enact the Dickens story. The
on-stage trunk of supplies opens revealing the show's props, which are shabby
and third rate, but the troupe improvises by creating a magical world of
make-believe. The rag tag players (including the stage manager and prop boy)
quickly become the characters of the story and we are pulled into the heartwarming
story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Student Directed by Christine Byrne under the faculty mentorship of Professor Deirdre Yates Performed in the Theatre-in-the-Round on the SHU campus on Dec. 4, 5, 6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.
|Two Gentlemen of Verona|
By William Shakespeare
two gentlemen of the title are
Proteus and Valentine, who are taking leave of one another as the play opens.
Valentine travels to Milan, where he falls in love with Silvia, daughter of the
Duke. Proteus, meanwhile, hunts after love and remains in Verona, pledged to
faithfulness to his beloved Julia.When
Proteus travels to Milan, however, he too falls in love with Silvia and
proceeds to undermine his friend by denouncing him to the Duke.Romance, betrayal and mistaken identities
makes this one of Shakespeare's most enjoyable comedies!
Guest DirectorPerformed in the Theatre-in-the-Round on the SHU campus on Feb. 26, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. March 1 at 2 p.m.
|Little Women, The Broadway Musical
Book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by
critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage.
This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical
filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love.Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little
Women, follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy
March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are
not interested - her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better
and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the
story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War
Presented through special
arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
Musical Direction by Jason Tramm
Performed at the SOPAC on April 23,24,25 at 8 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m.
Theatre Council Productions
A co-curricular activity of the Department of Communication and The Arts, Seton Hall’s Academic Theatre Program offers a wide variety of theatrical opportunities for students including faculty directed main-stage productions and the student directed Theatre Council series.
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Seton Hall Theatre is part of the Seton Hall University Arts Council. For more information about Arts Council events, call (973) 313-6338, or send an e-mail to Nathan Oates at Nathan.Oates@shu.edu.
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