, U.Va.

The Season

Thursday, June 25, 2020 to Sunday, July 5, 2020

Culbreth Theatre

Guys an Dolls
A Musical Fable of Broadway
Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Frank Loesser’s can’t-miss classic musical Guys and Dolls combines a collection of the most memorable characters ever to hit the stage with some of the greatest songs in Broadway history. Crafty con artist Nathan Detroit, his longtime fiancée Miss Adelaide, smooth-talking gambler Sky Masterson, and Salvation Army missionary Sarah Brown roll the dice on luck and love in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Take a journey from Times Square to Havana with a Broadway hit parade of tunes – including “Luck Be a Lady,” “Bushel and a Peck”, and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat.”

Thursday, July 9, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020

Ruth Caplin Theatre

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
by Karen Zacarías

What happens in book club…definitely does not stay in book club. Karen Zacarías’s sharp-witted, hit comedy, The Book Club Play, exposes some telling and hilarious truths about what we read and who we are. When Ana, a Type-A personality with a seemingly picture-perfect life, opens her cherished book club to the unflinching eye of a documentary filmmaker, the club’s intimate discussions of life, love, and literature take a hilarious turn. It’s a highly entertaining, and delightful window into a world explained by one character as “Lord of the Flies, with wine and dip.”

Thursday, July 23, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020

Culbreth Theatre

BLITHE SPIRIT
by Noël Coward

Noël Coward’s legendary wit dazzles in this treasured comedy about a writer caught up in an otherworldly love triangle. When Charles Condomine hires a medium as part of research for his next novel, he gets far more than he bargained for when the spirit summoned belongs to his first wife, Elvira. Elvira is all-too-happy to put her formidable powers into action in an effort to sabotage Charles’s relationship with his current wife Ruth, and to get him back all for herself – no matter what that entails.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020

Helms Theatre

By Jeanne Sakata

An inspiring true story of unsung American hero Gordon Hirabayashi, who defied the US government and took his fight against Japanese American internment in World War II all the way to the Supreme Court. Joel de la Fuente of Amazon’s acclaimed series The Man in the High Castle, portrays Hirabayashi along a remarkable fifty-year journey from college to courtroom, and ultimately to a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hirabayshi fights passionately for the Constitution in a powerful story, filled with hope and courage, defining the true meaning of patriotism.

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