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
2013 - 2014 Season
|The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespear
One of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.
Performed at the SOPAC on Oct. 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
|Months on End by Craig Pospisi|
In a series of comic scenes—one for each month of the year—we follow the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. The diverse scenes and characters in this winning play come together to create a delightful theatrical experience encompassing a range of emotions from happiness to sorrow and everything in between.
Student Directed by Christopher Milliman under the faculty mentorship of Professor Deirdre Yates
Performed in the Theatre-in-the-Round on the SHU campus on Dec. 5, 6, 7 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
|Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird dramatized by Christopher Sergel|
Atticus Finch is a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. He agrees to defend a young black man who is accused of raping a white woman. Many of the townspeople try to get Atticus to pull out of the trial, but he decides to go ahead. The play’s powerful message of racial tolerance fills the corners of an intimate setting as it chronicles the lives of three young children and a widowed father forever changed by an act of injustice in the small, fictional town. Published in 1960, Lee’s indelible work would go on to win a coveted Pulitzer Prize.
Directed by Deirdre Yates
Performed in the Theatre-in-the-Round on the SHU campus on Feb. 27, 28, March 1 at 8 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m.
|Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell – Co-presented with the MidAtlantic Opera Company|
An opera in a prologue and three acts written by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate, the story is based on Book IV of Virgil's Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. A monumental work in Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas is one of the earliest English operas and is remembered not only as Purcell's first opera but as one of his foremost theatrical works.
Musical Director and Conductor Jason Tramm
Performed at the SOPAC on May 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m.
Theatre Council Productions
A Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Music and Lyrics by Steve and Kathy Hotchner
Music by Bill Roser
Performed in the Theatre-in-the-Round
Admission - FREE
Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Seton Hall Family Weekend
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.