Summer 2017: PST's 48th Season
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz with book by Roger O. Hirson
June 22nd-25th, June 29th-July 2nd, and July 6th-9th
Directed by Sam Weisberg
A multiple Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin is a mystical coming of age tale of adventure. A mysterious troupe, spearheaded by the enigmatic Leading Player, follows a young prince as he sets out to discover his purpose in the world. Schwartz’s iconic music establishes Pippin as a breathtaking story that explores what it means to live a truly extraordinary life.
By Agatha Christie
July 13th-16th and July 20th-23rd
Directed by C. Luke Soucy
World-renowned crime novelist and playwright Agatha Christie brilliantly blends the genres of mystery, comedy, thriller in this fantasia on her typical whodunit work. Spider’s Web follows eccentric socialite Clarissa, who discovers a man murdered in her drawing room, having spent years spinning extraordinary tales of mystery to anyone who would listen. Drenched in suspense with surprising moments of levity and wit, Spider’s Web offers a unique and rewarding departure from the usual Christie canon.
By Arthur Miller
July 27th-30th and August 3rd-6th
Directed by Nico Krell
Regarded as a one of the foremost classics of American theatre, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible uses the proceedings of the Salem witch trials to examine the manic effects of mass hysteria in society. As an increasing number of upstanding townspeople are accused of witchcraft, Miller emphasizes the contagious nature of fear and the elusiveness of truth. The 1953 Tony Award-winning play invites us to question the importance of upholding morality in times of hardship.
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
August 10th-13th and August 17th-20th
Directed by Tatiana Pandiani
Members of the fragmented Lafayette family reconnect to settle their father’s affairs, but soon discover that they must first tackle their unresolved issues with each other. The Obie Award-winning play incorporates shocking reveals coupled with absurdist undertones that expose what it means to be part of a family, culture, and nation built upon a troubled past. A vivid and original take on the household drama, Appropriate takes its place in the American canon as an incomparable masterpiece.
Our annual Children's Show!
Amelia Earhart Forever
Written by Annika Bennett
July 6th-July 29th
Performances Thursday-Saturday at 11am
Following last year's successful "The Owl and the Pussycat," Princeton Summer Theater is happy to be presenting "Amelia Earhart Forever," another original children's show from the pen of Annika Bennett. Watch Amelia and her plane soar through history and the world in this exciting theatrical adventure, catered especially for young audiences!
After each performance, actors will come out to meet with children, sign their programs, and talk about their characters and the play.
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