Principia College’s production of “Guys and Dolls” will include more than 40 students from more than a dozen majors.
Set against the colorful backdrop of author Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City of the 1940s, “Guys and Dolls” is considered one of the finest musicals ever written.
In the best tradition of the liberal arts, Principia College’s production will include more than 40 students from more than a dozen majors.
“We’re very excited to present this amazing production,” says theater professor and production director John O’Hagan. “When first listening to the music, I kept seeing the classic Bugs Bunny-type images and the various hijinks of all the Looney Tunes characters in my mind. We’ve let that inform the design and direction of the show, and the cast’s energy is bright and palpable.”
The show takes the audience from the fabled lights of Broadway to the cafés of Cuba — and even into the city sewers. In the end, the lively cast of characters reveals that when love is involved, all bets are off.
Performances will be in Cox Auditorium Nov. 19–21, nightly at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students; seating is general admission. Purchase tickets online or at the door.