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Black Hills State University summer theatre begins today

The Black Hills State University Summer Stage season kicks off its fourth season tonight with Philip Barry’s Broadway hit comedy, The Philadelphia Story. Performances will be held July 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and July 11 at 2:30 p.m.

The Philadelphia Story is classic comedy. Before her Tracy Lord’s marriage to a successful businessman, the haughty socialite is sure of herself and her future. However, with the surprise arrival of her ex-husband and the tempting presence of tabloid reporter, Tracy's perfect vision of herself is shaken to the core. This comedy of manners finds that sometimes getting what you want means learning to let go.

All Summer Stage productions will be held in the historic Woodburn Hall Theatre on the BHSU campus, which now has elevator access. The Summer Stage is offering great plays at great prices and will sell tickets at the same rates at last season. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, and $5 for ages 17 and under. Groups of 10 or more are $10 per ticket.

Other productions at BHSU this summer are the musical fable, Disney’s Geppetto and Son, and the award winning comedy, Harvey. All performances are family friendly.

The musical fable, Disney’s Geppetto and Son, by David Stern and Stephen Schwartz is next on the list of performances and will run for two weeks. Featuring a quirky Blue Fairy and a lively cast of eccentric characters, this family musical is heartwarming and appropriate for all ages. Performance times for Geppetto and Son are July 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 and July 18 at 2:30 p.m.; and July 22, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and July 25 at 2:30 p.m.

The season ends with Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Harvey. The production features Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit. After Elwood’s sister is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy and is committed to a sanitarium instead of Elwood, his mild-mannered delusion has a strange influence on others and they realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all. Performances of Harvey will be held July 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

All productions will be held in the historic Woodburn Hall Theatre on the BHSU campus, which now has elevator access. The Summer Stage is offering great plays at great prices and will sell tickets at the same rates at last season.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students, and $5 for ages 17 and under. Groups of 10 or more are $10 per ticket.

For more information on the BHSU Summer Stage contact Juhrend at 642-6171, email Summer.Stage@BHSU.edu or visit www.BHSU.edu/Theatre.
 

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