1976 Theatre Archive

Fiorello flyer

  • February 27-28, March 5-6, 1976
  • By Jerome Weidman and George Abbott
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Univ. Theatre)

It is solid, electric and endearing, just like the great American about whom it was written. Fiorello H. La Guardia was mayor of New York City from 1934 through 1945. A short man with great energy and dedication, he delivered the city from the precarious financial state in which it had been left by the flamboyant, free-spending playboy, James J. Walker.

  • March 12-13, 1976
  • (Studio Theatre)

All of the Students in Play Directing II produce a One Act Play. These productions are seen by a committee of the faculty which selects the best of these for public performance.

  • April 29-30, May 1-2, 1976
  • From the book by Honore Morrow
  • Adapted by Jeanne Hall

The Seven Year Itch flyer

  • May 7-8, 14-16, 1976
  • By George Axelrod
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Studio Theatre)

Mr. Roberts flyer

  • May 21-22, 28-29, 1976
  • (Univ. Theatre)
  • Children's Theatre
  • June 4-5, 1976
  • August 6-7, 19, 26, 1976
  • By N. Richard Nash
  • Directed by Jeanne L. Hall
  • (Studio Theatre)

During a time of drought in the West, Lizzie's family worries as much about her being an old maid as they do about their dying cattle. Out of nowhere appears a picaresque character, Starbuck who promises to bring rain. He also turns his magic on Lizzie, who changes from plain to beautiful and does, indeed, find love.

  • August 13-14, 28, September 3-4, 1976
  • Book by Comden & Green
  • Music by Charles Strouse
  • Lyrics by Lee Adams
  • Directed and Choreographed by Larry J. Linda
  • Musical Direction by Jonathan Brown
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The winner of three Toni Awards in 1970 including best musical. Applause is based on the film "All about Eve" and the original story by Mary Orr. It is more than just a story about a conniving young actress. This play also tells about some very human people who discover that giving love is even more important than getting love. Applause is witty, lively, captivating entertainment.

  • August 20-21, 27, 1976
  • By Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements
  • Directed by Jeanne L. Hall
  • (Univ. Theatre)

This 1890's comedy is set in San Francisco. Senator Cromwell has kept his women-folk under stern rule. He is suddenly presented with a new daughter-in-law, a charming feminist leader. An explosion results, and the battle of the sexes is on. The laughter provoking complications build to an unforeseen but satisfactory ending.

King Arthur's Sword flyer

  • November 4-6, 1976
  • Dramatized by Margery Evernden
  • Directed by Jeanne L. Hall
  • (Univ. Theatre)

Children's Theatre. The story of Arthur is a legend. Various tales of chivalry have been combined into one story. No single hero named Arthur is the basis of the story. Perhaps the leader was named Artorius, Arturo, or Arthur. Gradually storytellers or minstrels, wandering from village to village, combined various feats of courage or great accomplishments and credited them to a single hero --- Arthur.

Antigone flyer

  • November 5-6, 12-14, 1976
  • By Jean Anouilh
  • Translated by Lewis Galantiere
  • Directed by Donald B. Muir
  • (Studio Theatre)

An Alpha Psi Omega production. This play is a story of love, loyalty and death which centers on the teachings and sentiments of the ancient playwright Sophocles.

Death of a Salesman flyer

  • November 19-20, 26-27, 1976
  • By Arthur Miller
  • Directed by James O. Costy
  • (Univ. Theatre)

The action of the play takes place in Willy Loman's house and yard and in various places he visits in New York and Boston. The time is 1949-