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2014-2015 Elizabethtown College Theatre Season 

All productions in Tempest Theatre unless noted

Tickets: $7 for Company;  $6 for The Importance of Being Earnest and Ajax in Iraq;  $4 for the New Playwrights Fest and Matt and Ben.
Reservations: call 717-361-1170 or write

If you are interested in the theatre program at Elizabethtown College, tell our admissions office of your interest, and they can contact the theatre faculty and arrange for complimentary tickets to the production of your choice.  Or contact Prof. Michael Swanson at or 717-361-1160.  

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music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim;  book by George Furth

October 30, 31, & November 1, 6, & 7, 2014, 8 p.m.;  

November 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.

An honest, comic look at relationships from the theatre's most honored composer, this Tony winner for Best Musical is regarded as the first concept musical.  On a milestone birthday, confirmed single man Robert contemplates his unmarried state.  Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" share the pros -- and cons -- of marriage, often not doing what they say…. At the same time, a bewildering array of interactions with girlfriends leads Robert to wonder whether his friends are right.

The Importance of Being Earnest
a comedy by Oscar Wilde

February 12, 13, 14, 19, & 20, 2015, 8 p.m.;  

February 22, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Wilde’s outlandish masterpiece is one of the cleverest comedies in the English language.  Dapper Jack Worthing and Algernon, his compatriot in cavorting, have fallen for two ladies who have their hearts set on marrying a man named Ernest.  In order to pursue the romance, both men concoct an elaborate deception that leads to an even more unusual surprise when the formidable Lady Bracknell starts sleuthing about for the far-fetched truth.



The E-town New Playwrights Fest IV

March 13 & 14, 8 p.m., site TBA


Join us for staged readings of new plays by students in TH240, Playwriting.  You’ll be able to say “I knew them when…”

Ajax in Iraq
by Ellen McLaughlin

April 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.;  

April 26, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Past and present collide in this mash-up of Sophocles' classic tragedy Ajax with the contemporary Iraq war, which follows the parallel stories of Ajax, the ancient Greek hero fighting the Trojans, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by an officer’s betrayal.  Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war.  Staged in connection with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Matt and Ben

by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers

May 2, 2 p.m.;  May 3, 7 p.m.

Matt & Ben depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar...before anyone actually gave a darn.  When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they're being tested by a Higher Power.  "Absolutely delightful and deliciously spiteful! Sharp and clever, Matt & Ben succeeds!" - The New York Times

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