The 26th President of the University of Vermont
The UVM Department of Theatre presents Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"
October 3rd through October 13th
- By Wayne H Tetrick
The UVM Department of Theatre kicks off its’ 2013/2014 season with the Agatha Christie masterpiece, The Mousetrap.
The most skillfully written mystery ever produced, The Mousetrap is the perfect blend of comedy and suspense and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats with its mysterious twists and spellbinding turns. Written by the greatest mystery writer of all time this classic thriller has been entertaining theatre audiences on the West End of London for nearly sixty years. The Mousetrap can be seen on the stage of the Royall Tyler Theatre from October 3rd through October 13th.
November will see yet another literary classic come to life as Louisa May Alcott’s timeless coming of age novel Little Women unfolds in a heartwarming adaptation by Marisha Chamberlain. The inspiring story of the March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, is set against the backdrop of the American Civil war and follows them as they learn the importance of friendship and family strength in a tale told with humor, grace and theatricality. Experience the joy, heartache, challenge and triumph from November 7th through the 17th.
Returning for the 23rd year on December 7th is our annual holiday offering The Toys Take Over Christmas. Children and adults alike bask in the joys of the holiday season with the magical tale of Sunny the rag doll and all of the delightfully “life-like” toys as they strive to rekindle the spirit of giving and sharing. Due to the academic calendar there will only be one day of performances this year. Tickets go on sale to the general public for The Toys Take Over Christmas on Monday, October 21.
Our season ends in March of 2014 with a hilariously funny and touchingly honest homage to the great American musical theatre tradition. Urinetown, winner of three Tony Awards and two Obie Awards, is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution. Set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that private toilets are unthinkable, Urinetown sets the standard for today’s great American musical as it follows the rise of the young hero Bobby Strong, who leads his fellow citizens against a tyrannical regime. The Royall Tyler Theatre will be filled with the sounds of this delightfully irreverent musical from March 13 through March 23, 2014.