We are thrilled to announce Princeton Summer Theater's 2017 season! This summer’s season explores the interplay between the past and the present. The four diverse selections reflect the challenges posed to us today by a society that is divided over whether it is better to look to the past for inspiration or to move in the direction of future progress. The characters in each play demonstrate vastly different ways of dealing with their individual histories, and are made stronger by facing this adversity. We look forward to sharing these stories with you!
- PIPPIN with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, 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.
Dates: June 22nd-25th, June 29th-July 2nd, and July 6th-9th
- SPIDER'S WEB by Agatha Christie, 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.
Dates: July 13th-16th and July 20th-23rd
- THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller, 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.
Dates: July 27th-30th and August 3rd-6th
- APPROPRIATE by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 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.
Dates: August 10th-13th and August 17th-20th
- Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
- Saturday & Sunday at 2pm
Coming Soon: Our Annual Family Show!
Dates: July 6th-July 29th, Thursday-Saturday at 11am
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