Cue and Curtain Fall Production of Godspell
Immaculata University announces that Godspell will be the Fall production from the Cue and Curtain Players. Performances run from Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 22, at 8:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, November 23 with a 2:00 p.m. matinee. The play will be held in Alumnae Hall Theater on the campus of Immaculata University.
Opening on Broadway in 1971, Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz. The play focuses on a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew. The parables are interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance.
History of Cue & Curtain Players
The drama club of Immaculata predates the college founding and therefore is the oldest organization in the university. Originally called the Villa Maria Players, the troupe presented its first production in 1914 under the direction of Sister Mary Donatus. For the next 55 years, she continued to serve as producer, director and playwright for the group, which was renamed “Villa Maria College Players.” The current title, “Cue and Curtain Players,” was adopted in the early 1940s as a gift from Father John Ford. Since 1971, under the direction of Sister Constance Mary (1971 – 1976), Sister Marie Hubert (1977 – 2005) and Sister Marcille McEntee (2006 – present), the Cue and Curtain Players of Immaculata have presented either a drama or musical in the fall and a children’s theatre production in the spring.
For additional information, or to reserve tickets, please call 610-647-4400 ext. 3731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available at the door. Adults are $10; students $7; senior citizens (65 or older) and children under 6 are $5.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.
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