A Plethora of Plays

From students taking on The Tempest and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, to Hudson Stage Company’s hilarious Boston Marriage to The Acting Company’s Comedy of Errors, everywhere you turn it’s all work and more play.

Guys and Gals Gone Wilder
Through April 17 Pace’s Studio 501 presents  Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a three-act play about an average town’s citizens in the early 20th century.  Tickets are free with a suggested donation. For reservations, email pace501@hotmail.com (make sure to include your full name, phone number, and the number of tickets you would like). For more about Studio 501 at Pace, click here.

O Brave New World
One of William Shakespeare’s last works, The Tempest, a play about a wizard named Prospero who decides to leave his remote island paradise and give up his magical powers to become Duke of Milan, comes alive in the Student Union on April 20-22 as put on by Stand Up Productions, a not-for-profit theater company run entirely by students. All proceeds from the event will benefit UNICEF so make sure to come by! Stand Up is currently accepting proposals for the fall 2011 season. Submit your proposals to StandUpProduction@gmail.com no later than May 1. For more information on Stand Up, visit their website at standupproductions.weebly.com.

Not Your Ordinary Desperate Housewives!
Hudson Stage Company presents Boston Marriage, a comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming women of fashion who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. As the two women trade barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire’s young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts the women’s futures at risk. See what The New York Times calls “devastatingly funny…exceptionally clever” and what the New York Post calls “Brilliant…One of Mamet’s most satisfying and accomplished plays and one of the funniest American comedies in years.The show runs April 29-May 14 at the Woodward Hall Theater on the Briarcliff Campus. Tickets are $35 but Pace students can go for $20. If you’re interested in being an usher, admission will be free. Call (914) 271-2811 for details about ushering.

Shake It Up
Pace’s successful Shakespeare season comes to an end next week as Charlie Chaplin meets William Shakespeare in a riotous collaboration as the Acting Company presents The Comedy of Errors through April 17 at the Schimmel Theater. $5 advance and rush tickets for Pace students!

Discover the Next Bradley Cooper
The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace presents its annual Repertory Season, five weeks of theatre designed to introduce our graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study. Witness a weekly series of scenes, one-act plays, and full-length plays, some written by our playwrights, and all of them directed by our directors and acted by our actors from April 13 through May 14 at the theater at Dance New Amsterdam at 53 Chambers Street in NYC and is open to the public. Admission is free, but reservations are  recommended as seating is limited. For reservations to see the rising stars of Broadway and Hollywood, call (212) 613-6209 or email ASDSRep@pace.edu.

And that’s not all. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for information about the Performing Arts production of Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin on April 27-May 1, and the annual Dance Out Loud on April 29-30.