Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Presents "Leading Ladies"-2018
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent Summer Theatre will celebrate its 50th season of professional theatre with three productions during the summer months and a fourth production during the Christmas season, all directed by Saint Vincent Producing Artistic Director Greggory Brandt in honor of the Theatre’s founder, the late Fr. Tom Devereux, O.S.B.
Leading Ladies, a farce by Ken Ludwig, will complete the summer season, Aug. 2 to 19.
“In this hilarious comedy by the author of Moon Over Buffalo and Lend Me a Tenor, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing ‘Scenes from Shakespeare’ on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania,” Brandt said. “When they hear that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania, is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! You can only imagine what happens next.”
Preview performance is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, Wednesday, Aug. 8, Sunday, Aug. 12, Wednesday, Aug. 15, or Sunday, Aug. 19. There are no performances on Mondays, Aug. 6 or 13.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre patrons are asked to make ticket reservations in advance because seats are reserved at all performances except Thursday evening preview shows, which are general admission. Reservations may be made by calling the theatre box office, which opens on Monday, May 7, at 724-537-8900. Theatre patrons may also make reservations online by going to www.svst.org. A credit card is required for online reservations, and such reservations are transferable, but non-refundable. An additional $1 service charge will be applied to all tickets when they are picked up from the box office.
Individual tickets are $15 for preview performances, $22 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, $25 on Friday and Saturday evenings and $18 for matinees. Special theatre party group rates apply to groups of 20 guests or more. Senior citizens, 62 or older, are eligible for a discount upon request on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only. Special subscription plans are also available. Four-show and three-show subscription plans are again being offered this season. In addition, student tickets along with aspiring artists are available for $12 for any seat, any performance.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre performances are all scheduled in the comfortable, air-conditioned Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Saint Vincent College campus. Free trolley service will continue to be provided to and from the spacious and convenient parking areas adjacent to the Saint Vincent Basilica.
Saint Vincent Summer Theatre will continue to feature its well-known Cabaret, the special after-the-show reception to which all theatre patrons are invited. Saint Vincent students serve snacks, hot dogs and beverages after the production and also provide entertainment. The cabaret is open after all performances except Thursday preview shows and matinees. Theatre officials encourage donations ($5 per person) if patrons enjoy themselves at the after-the-show gathering.
The 29th annual Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala will be held Friday, June 29. All proceeds benefit the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre. To receive an invitation or further details, phone 724-805-2901.
A free brochure is available by contacting the Saint Vincent Theatre box office at 724 537-8900.
Location: Robert S. Carey Student Center at SVC, Latrobe
Date & Time:
Registration is required
Contact: Saint Vincent Theatre Box Office
Phone: (724) 537-8900
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