The Misericordia Players
Join us for the musical theater production of Once, by Enda Walsh
April 7-10: Thu-Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm
The Misericordia Players will present the musical "Once" April 7-10 at the Lemmond Theater on the Misericordia University Campus. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. The production is directed by Scott Woolnough from the Student Success Center, and musically directed and conducted by Kimberly Johnson. Dr. Rebecca Steinberger, English Department faculty member, is the producer.
What starts as a typical "guy meets girl" tale quickly evolves into a love story about two very different cultures told through song. Written by Enda Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, "Once" won eight Tony Awards in 2012 including Best Musical and is based on the 2007 film by the same name written and directed by John Carney. Set in Ireland, the show explores aspects of all types of relationships from family, lovers, unrequited love, platonic love, and adds the complication of cultural differences.
"Once" features Misericordia students Elizabeth Cote, Cody Palubinski, Logan Padden, Sierra Ward, Megan Guziewicz, Olivia Fiocco, and Jacob Scherr in addition to Gabriel Gillespie, Rob Padden, and Matt Sarnovsky. It also features a live orchestra of seven musicians.
For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, contact the Misericordia University Box office, 570-674-3069. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students with a valid ID. The wearing of masks is pending university policy on the days of the show.
- One Act Plays Part 1
- One Act Plays Part 2
- Play On! by Rick Abbot
- White Rabbit Red Rabbit
- Jesus Christ Superstar
One Act Plays Part 1 took place on Friday, September 4th at 7:00pm. The one act plays were written and directed by Misericordia students/faculty. The plays performed were Silicone Applause by Juliana Cofrancesco and The Drive by Rachel Urbanowicz.
To watch the One Act performances, click here.
On October 16th, at 7:00pm, the second part of our One Act plays took place. The plays were directed by Misericordia students Lauren Schuster, Beth Cote, and Madison Mokychic.
To watch the live stream of the One Act Plays Part 2, visit the Lemmond Theater YouTube Channel.
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