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By Margaret Edson
February 28- March 17, 2013
Armour Street Theatre
Exquisitely written, affecting and often humorous, Wit follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows brilliant, arrogantly academic, and exacting poetry professor Vivian Bearing as she undergoes experimental treatment for stage IV ovarian cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research. The vulnerability of the invincible comes down, eventually, to a simple line of surrender: "I thought being smart enough would be enough."
“Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning Wit is inescapably moving.” The New York Times
The Pajama Game
Music & Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
June 20-29, 2013
Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davison College
This Tony award-winning musical comedy is a bright and brassy love story set amidst labor strife in a pajama factory. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head, and Sid, the new factory superintendent. This popular show includes familiar tunes such as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat,” and “Hernando’s Hideaway.” It won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical and featured Harry Connick Jr.
By Ken Ludwig
July 18- July 28, 2013
Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon over Buffalo , two actors find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country. When they hear that an elderly woman is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives to get the cash. The trouble is they discover that her relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Posing as the nieces, the guys continue with their scheme. Romantic entanglements abound, especially when one of the actors falls head-over-stiletto heels in love with the woman’s vivacious niece.
“Ludwig's newest farce is so funny, it will make sophisticated and reasonable men and women of the 21st century cackle till their faces hurt." - Houston Press