This is Vassar: The newsletter for Vassar College Alumnae/i and Families

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The Powerhouse Theater’s 25th Season

Vassar and New York Stage and Film have recently announced the lineup for the 25th anniversary season of the Powerhouse summer theater program, beginning on June 26 and running through August 2. Over the past 25 years, the partnership of these two institutions has contributed enormously to the development of hundreds of new plays, allowing artists an opportunity to escape commercial pressures each summer and explore, experiment, and create.

This summer, audiences can look forward to witnessing the development of 16 new plays and musicals, including the latest works by Pulitzer-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (pictured) and Tony-winning composer Duncan Sheik, as well as free performances of classics Twelfth NightThe Taming of the Shrew, and The Trojan Women by the Powerhouse Apprentice Company.

In addition to the usual array of performances, premieres, and readings, there will be a special gala celebration on June 27 marking the silver anniversary of the program. The gala will include a benefit concert, featuring songs and selections from 25 years of Powerhouse productions as well as some special — and, as of this writing, still secret — guest artists.

Beginning May 20, season subscriptions may be purchased online at Single tickets can be purchased beginning June 3, either online or through the box office, which may be reached at 845.437.7235.

May 2009

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