Details for 2021-22 season revealed

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two of Penn State University’s main theatres have been recently renovated as Penn State Centre Stage readies its ambitious 2021-22 season.

Both the on-campus Playhouse (a traditional auditorium with a proscenium stage) and The Pavilion (with the audience seated on three sides — and occasionally even on four sides — will be lit up again for a six-production lineup.

“After the challenges of the last 18 months, we are thrilled to be able to welcome our loyal patrons and community back to Centre Stage,” said Rick Lombardo, producing artistic director of the Centre Stage and director of the School of Theatre.

Billed as Penn State’s Professional Theatre Training Program, the Centre Stage’s 2021-22 season features six drastically different shows:

• The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Sept. 28 – Oct. 9 (directed by Rick Lombardo); Playhouse Theatre

• The Wild Party; Nov. 2 – 14 (directed by Allison Morooney, Music Directed by Harry Collins); Playhouse Theatre

• A Midsummer’s Night Dream; Nov. 20 – Dec. 9 (directed by Sam Osheroff; Pavillon Theatre

• Nostalgia Nights; Feb. 8 – 19 (directed by John Simpkins, Music directed by Dan Riddle); Pavillon Theatre

• Blood at the Root; March 22 – April 2 (directed Steven H. Broadnax III; Pavillon Theatre

• Brigadoon; April 12 -23 (directed by Jennifer Delac; Music directed by Emily Carr; Playhouse Theatre

Rehearsals are underway for the Centre Stage’s opening shows.

Marketing notes that a subscription to four or more shows produces a 10% savings if tickets are purchased at the same time.

Information and ticket sales: 814-876-7586 or visit www.theatre.psu/centrestage.


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