Real Life on Stage

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Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY

Clayton Hamilton said in Theory of the Theatre, “The most effective moments in the theatre are those that appeal to basic and commonplace emotions--love of woman, love of home, love of country, love of right, anger, jealousy, revenge, ambition, lust, and treachery.” This is why reality TV has become so popular. We all want to see something we can relate to; something that reminds us of our own lives, but takes us to someplace new at the same time.

If you haven’t experienced live theatre, you’re missing out on a life-changing and often eye-opening experience. Your theatre at GSU has something for everyone this season— dating & relationships in Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY; identity struggles and body image issues in Hair Crownicles and Sugar Funk; making good

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The Miracle Worker

decisions in Choices and Consequences and Hot Flashes; overcoming the physical disability of blindness through the eyes of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker; navigating dating in the digital world in Generation SEX; and understanding the lingering trauma that results from war in Still Life (on-sale date to be announced soon).

The Center for Performing Arts celebrates theatre this spring with works from community theatre groups, Chicago-based artists, touring companies and our very own academic theatre production, directed by Dr. Patrick Santoro (Still Life). So, this spring, join in the magic of theatre at CPA. Students, faculty and staff get discounted ticket prices, but the value of the work on stage goes far beyond money. It might make you see yourself and the world around you a little differently.

Visit or the Box Office for details and discounts.


Posted by Lindsay Gladstone at 01/13/2014 04:32:11 PM