Last fall, CSU Theatre presented FREE, week-day matinees staged specially for high school students and we are continuing this activity this spring:
- One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean on Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by Feb. 15
- A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally on Friday, May 3, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by April 26
If you’d like to bring a group to either (or both) free matinees, please click on the links above to make your reservation.
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
Directed by Walt Jones
February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m., matinees on February 17, 24, 2 p.m.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle award for Best Play.
A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally
Directed by Noah Racey
April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on April 28, May 5, 2 p.m.
A Man of No Importance is a rare gem, combining the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical in a tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship, and coming to terms with who we are. Alfie Byrne is a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can’t share with anyone but his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. When he attempts to put on an amateur production of Wilde’s Salome in the local hall, he confronts forces of bigotry and shame but the redemptive power of theatre changes his life and brings his friends back to his side. Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
If you can’t make it to the matinees but still want to attend the shows, contact Mike about a group rate of just $5 per ticket (plus fees). email@example.com / (970) 491-5293