PENN STATE CENTRE STAGE

 
It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 100th Anniversary of Theatre at Penn State!
 
When I heard about this, I began to wonder what students and faculty from 1920 might have imagined about theatre at Penn State in 2020.  Would they have anticipated that we would be recognized as one of the finest training grounds for theatre artists in America? That our alumni would be found working in every facet of  theatre and entertainment around the world? That our faculty would be internationally recognized as leaders in their fields and our students would be as determined and talented as they are? It’s hard to say, but it is clear that as theatre at Penn State turns 100-years-old this season, the depth, diversity and importance of the work on our stages continues to reflect our goals of providing our students with the finest learning experiences and our community and region with the highest standards of theatre performance.
 
As you will see in the pages that follow, the shows we are producing this season cover a very broad range of genre and style. Included are two modern theatrical masterpieces in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, as well as cutting-edge new work by an extraordinary trio of rising diverse voices in She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and the premiere of the new musical The Lucky Boy by Kirsten Childs. Add to all of this the inspired lunacy of Monty Python’s Spamalot and by the end of the year, this season will have found ways to move, provoke and thoroughly entertain us all.
 
Centre Stage may not have a 100-year history, but our roots run deep in the region. So many major artists, and soon-to-be major artists, have crossed our stages over the years and this illustrious history has been enriched by our community support. Please join us this year as we begin to tell the stories of the next 100 years.
 
 
Sincerely,
Rick Lombardo
Director, School of Theatre
Producing Artistic Director, Penn State Centre Stage
 
 

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