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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.  

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2014 - 2501 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.

Produced 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

Directed by Deirdre Yates
Performed at the SOPAC on Oct. 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 2426,  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

The 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 Director
Performed 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

Produced 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 America.

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
www.MTIShows.com


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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