Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ithaca College Theatre Announces Its 2010-2011 Season

Press Release / Publicity by

Susan Monagan

Subscriptions to the 2010–2011 Ithaca College Theatre season include tickets to five productions and are available for as little as $25. Call (607) 274-3224 to inquire about subscribing or for tickets to any of our productions. Single ticket sales for all 2010-2011 productions will begin in early September.

Electra, Euripides’ classic dramatic tragedy of murder and revenge launches Ithaca College Theatre’s 2010-2011 season.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” City of Angels, tells the story of the writer, Stine, as well as the story of the movie he’s writing. But when Stine’s story gets entangled with that of his protagonist, Stone, the edges around the real world and the “reel” world, blur. City of Angels is written by Larry Gelbert with music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity) and lyrics by David Zippel.

The next play is Paula Vogel’s 1998 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama How I Learned to Drive. This boundary-pushing drama gives voice to Li’l Bit, a girl who is forced to grow up too soon when her Uncle Peck simultaneously teaches her “the rules of the road” and the “laws of love”. How I Learned to Drive is not included in subscription packages.

The annual collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts and the School of Music will be a production of Claudio Monteverdi’s Italian opera, L’Orfeo. L’Orfeo retells the classic mythological story of the newlywed Orfeo and his heroic venture down into the underworld, as he risks his life in the hope of rescuing his dead wife, Euridice.

Adapted from Jamila Gavin’s award-winning children’s novel, Helen Edmondson’s Coram Boy, is a historical drama set in England between 1742 and 1750. Coram Boy addresses the charitable work of Thomas Coram, founder of the Foundling Hospital to house and educate the “unwanted children” of the time. Coram Boy tells the interlaced stories of six children and their attempts to pursue their passions, discover love, and find a home.

The spring musical, Baby, composed by David Shire, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. (Miss Saigon), tells the story of three separate couples who suddenly find themselves “expecting.”

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