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What’s Playing? | 2019-2020 Mainstage Season

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Something Rotten!

A Regional College Premiere

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Directed by Jimmy Calitri
Musical direction by Lila Kane
Choreography by Jennifer Hopkins

October 25-27 and November 1-3

Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 2:00pm
Angell Blackfriars Theatre, reserved seats
$5 all students, $10 seniors (65+) & PC employees, $15 adults

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten. Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving a Tony Award win among 10 nominations. Hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years,” the story focuses on two brothers who set out to write the world’s first musical in a hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway.

Angell Blackfriars Fall Dance Concert

Directed by Wendy Oliver

November 15 at 7:30 pm & November 16 at 2:00 pm

Angell Blackfriars Theatre, general admission
$5 all students, $9 seniors (65+) & PC employees, $13 adults

Guest and resident choreographers work with the Providence College Dance Company to present pieces in contemporary, tap and Haitian-influenced genres.

The Maids

Written by Jean Genet
Translated (from the French) by Bernard Frechtman

Directed by Erin Joy Schmidt

January 23-26

Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2:00pm
Angell Blackfriars Theatre, general admission
$5 all students, $9 seniors (65+) & PC employees, $13 adults

Two sisters, maids to a wealthy society woman, act out fantasies of class, love and revenge while the lady of the house is out on a romantic rendezvous. As their games intensify, the incipient violence escalates as they await Madame’s return.

Beasts

An original play by Thomas Edwards ‘20

Directed by John Garrity

February 13-16

Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday 2:00pm
Bowab Studio Theatre, general admission
$5 All Students, $9 Seniors (65+) & PC Employees, $13 Adults

Corruption in small town America fueled by one man’s desire for power to control those around him. Loyalty is everything and the truth is feared. There is no good and evil, only humanity.

Creative Writers Festival

Written, directed, and performed by PC students

March 21st at 7:30 pm & March 22nd at 2:00 pm

Site-specific theatre; locations throughout the Smith Center
Free admission: ticket required! (limited number available)

A festival of original works written, directed and performed by students in unconventional spaces.

Peter and the Starcatcher

A play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Directed by Tim Seib

April 3-5 and 17-19

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
Angell Blackfriars Theatre, reserved seats
$5 all students, $9 seniors (65+) & PC employees, $13 adults

The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

Spring Dance Concert

Student choreography showcase

April 24th 7:30pm & April 25th 2:00pm

Angell Blackfriars Theatre, General Admission
$5 – All Seats

A showcase of student choreography performed by the Providence College Dance Company.

Student Film Festival

Short films in a variety of styles

Curated by Ben Sweeney

April 30 at 7:00pm

Free admission, no ticket required
Angell Blackfriars Theatre

Short films in various genres, judged by members of Rhode Island’s professional film community.

Program and dates subject to change.

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