Theatre News


Theatre and music departments collaborate for musical

The Lycoming College theatre and music departments will present “The Cradle Will Rock,” a musical written by Marc Blitzstein. The production, directed by N. J. Stanley, chair and associate professor of theatre, will run April 9-12 at 8 p.m. in Mary L. Welch Theatre. The musical director is Gary Boerckel, who recently retired as professor of music at Lycoming. Due to adult situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences.

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Students and faculty volunteer at Sojourner Truth Ministries

Lycoming College students and faculty recently collaborated with Williamsport’s City Alliance Church to volunteer at the city’s Sojourner Truth Ministries (SJT). Participants served lunch to approximately 70 homeless and underprivileged members of the community.

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Lycoming to host performance by Theater for Social Change

The Lycoming College Criminal Justice-Criminology and Theatre departments in conjunction with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a performance of “The Letters Behind My Name” by the College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change (TSC). The event is free and open to the public and will be held Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in Honors Hall.

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Theatre Department presents 'Let It Be Art!'

The Lycoming College Theatre Department will present “Let It Be Art! Harold Clurman’s Life of Passion” Feb. 13-15 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Theatre. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and the play is recommended for all audiences.

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Theatre department presents Oscar Wilde play directed by guest artist

The Lycoming College Theatre Department will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” Nov. 20-23 in the Mary Lindsay Welch Theatre. All shows begin at 8 p.m. and this performance is recommended for all audiences.

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Theatre department presents pair of absurd plays

The Lycoming College theatre department presents “An Absurd Pair” of comedies, “Fire in the Basement” and “Out at Sea,” from Oct. 2-5 in the Mary L. Welch Theatre. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. The two Eastern European works celebrate the ridiculous while scrutinizing the art of manipulation. “An Absurd Pair” features adult situations and is recommended for mature audiences.

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Theatre Department announces 2013-14 season

The Lycoming College Theatre Department announces its mainstage production schedule for 2013-14. The season begins Oct. 2 and continues through April 12, 2014, with five shows all taking place in the Mary L. Welch Theatre.

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Theatre professor to direct upcoming Actors' Group play

Lycoming College associate professor of theatre Dr. N.J. Stanley will direct the play, "A Number," by Caryl Churchill, the 16th production of the Actors' Group. The play will run for five nights, June 20-22 and 27-28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Public Art Academy, 217 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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Theatre students to perform Arsenic and Old Lace

The Lycoming College Theatre Department will perform Arsenic and Old Lace from April 10-13 in the Mary L. Welch Theatre. All performances will be at 8 p.m. The play is recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Theatre students perform at pre-release center

Members of the Lycoming College Theatre Department's production of "The Vagina Monologues" recently took their show on the road and gave a performance for women at the Lycoming County Pre-Release Center.

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Emerald City Players begin new season

The Lycoming College Theatre Department's Emerald City Players will perform "A World of Many Tales," this spring at various locations. The show will be directed by Tiffany Towns, visiting theatre professor and costume designer, who wrote the piece while she was a graduate student.

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Theatre to present The Vagina Monologues

The Lycoming College Theatre Department will present "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 13-16 at 8 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Theatre. The play, open to the public, contains adult language and situations and is recommended for mature audiences.

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The Threepenny Opera earns recognition

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College's production of "The Threepenny Opera" was awarded four certificates of merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

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