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Tickets to Director's Series and New Works Series Productions are free and available in the box office at noon the day of the performance.


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Weekdays of performance, noon to 5 pm and 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Weekends of performance, an hour and a half before curtain

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The Box Office telephone number is 412-268-2407.
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Feb
28
Fri
Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 28 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Memory Habit
Adapted and directed by Eben Hoffer

Feb.26- 29

I can’t stop remembering; I don’t know if I would be what I am if I weren’t remembering. But I don’t know what I’m remembering. It’s just a reflex, like the haphazard breathing of a lungfish. It’s just a memory habit.

In the 1980s, a group of children of Holocaust survivors started to recognize that they were experiencing, what essentially amounted to PTSD. Chemically, their stress responses were similar to those of their parents’,¬¬ which were themselves similar to those of combat veterans. How could this be so, when these children themselves had been saved from the trauma of Nazi violence?

Performed by an unreliable pair of narrators, Memory Habit is a dual solo about intergenerational trauma: forgotten history, emerging (epi)genetic science, and how cultures attempt to survive and heal in the face of persistent haunting. If we are created by our ghosts, how are we to survive them? Is anyone more than a sum of their inheritance? Who do we decide has the right to their pain?

Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Direction by Rick Edinger

Feb. 20-29

Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood
Others may deceive you
You decide what’s good
You decide alone
But no one is alone

What would you do to reverse a curse? How far would you go to make a wish come true? Into the Woods weaves familiar stories into a new tale that reaches the heart of what it means to come of age and follow your own moral compass for the first time.

Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Memory Habit
Adapted and directed by Eben Hoffer

Feb.26- 29

I can’t stop remembering; I don’t know if I would be what I am if I weren’t remembering. But I don’t know what I’m remembering. It’s just a reflex, like the haphazard breathing of a lungfish. It’s just a memory habit.

In the 1980s, a group of children of Holocaust survivors started to recognize that they were experiencing, what essentially amounted to PTSD. Chemically, their stress responses were similar to those of their parents’,¬¬ which were themselves similar to those of combat veterans. How could this be so, when these children themselves had been saved from the trauma of Nazi violence?

Performed by an unreliable pair of narrators, Memory Habit is a dual solo about intergenerational trauma: forgotten history, emerging (epi)genetic science, and how cultures attempt to survive and heal in the face of persistent haunting. If we are created by our ghosts, how are we to survive them? Is anyone more than a sum of their inheritance? Who do we decide has the right to their pain?

Feb
29
Sat
Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Direction by Rick Edinger

Feb. 20-29

Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood
Others may deceive you
You decide what’s good
You decide alone
But no one is alone

What would you do to reverse a curse? How far would you go to make a wish come true? Into the Woods weaves familiar stories into a new tale that reaches the heart of what it means to come of age and follow your own moral compass for the first time.

Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Memory Habit
Adapted and directed by Eben Hoffer

Feb.26- 29

I can’t stop remembering; I don’t know if I would be what I am if I weren’t remembering. But I don’t know what I’m remembering. It’s just a reflex, like the haphazard breathing of a lungfish. It’s just a memory habit.

In the 1980s, a group of children of Holocaust survivors started to recognize that they were experiencing, what essentially amounted to PTSD. Chemically, their stress responses were similar to those of their parents’,¬¬ which were themselves similar to those of combat veterans. How could this be so, when these children themselves had been saved from the trauma of Nazi violence?

Performed by an unreliable pair of narrators, Memory Habit is a dual solo about intergenerational trauma: forgotten history, emerging (epi)genetic science, and how cultures attempt to survive and heal in the face of persistent haunting. If we are created by our ghosts, how are we to survive them? Is anyone more than a sum of their inheritance? Who do we decide has the right to their pain?

Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Direction by Rick Edinger

Feb. 20-29

Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood
Others may deceive you
You decide what’s good
You decide alone
But no one is alone

What would you do to reverse a curse? How far would you go to make a wish come true? Into the Woods weaves familiar stories into a new tale that reaches the heart of what it means to come of age and follow your own moral compass for the first time.

Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Into The Woods @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Into The Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Direction by Rick Edinger

Feb. 20-29

Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood
Others may deceive you
You decide what’s good
You decide alone
But no one is alone

What would you do to reverse a curse? How far would you go to make a wish come true? Into the Woods weaves familiar stories into a new tale that reaches the heart of what it means to come of age and follow your own moral compass for the first time.

Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 29 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Memory Habit @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Memory Habit
Adapted and directed by Eben Hoffer

Feb.26- 29

I can’t stop remembering; I don’t know if I would be what I am if I weren’t remembering. But I don’t know what I’m remembering. It’s just a reflex, like the haphazard breathing of a lungfish. It’s just a memory habit.

In the 1980s, a group of children of Holocaust survivors started to recognize that they were experiencing, what essentially amounted to PTSD. Chemically, their stress responses were similar to those of their parents’,¬¬ which were themselves similar to those of combat veterans. How could this be so, when these children themselves had been saved from the trauma of Nazi violence?

Performed by an unreliable pair of narrators, Memory Habit is a dual solo about intergenerational trauma: forgotten history, emerging (epi)genetic science, and how cultures attempt to survive and heal in the face of persistent haunting. If we are created by our ghosts, how are we to survive them? Is anyone more than a sum of their inheritance? Who do we decide has the right to their pain?

Mar
25
Wed
What \Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Mar 25 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What \Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

 

What \Washed Ashore //Astray

Benjamin Benne
Directed by Nora Gair
March 25-27

“sunset on the shoreline
the sky and the sea blur
the sea gasps for breath”

What \Washed Ashore //Astray: a sensory play about deterioration, by contemporary playwright Benjamin Benne, is a poetic play written in overlapping free verse that tells the story of elderly twin sisters, Cat and Chris, who reunite in a cabin on the Pacific Northwest shoreline after it becomes apparent one of them will die within the year. Everything has aged: the cottage, their bodies, the world around them.

The depth of connection between the twins and their relationship to the spaces they inhabit paint a beautiful, character-driven picture of senescence, childhood, and identity. This play questions the mutable nature of time through memory and how we can access our past so fully- if not so realistically- in our minds.

Mar
26
Thu
What \\Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What \\Washed Ashore// Astray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

 

What \\Washed Ashore //Astray

Benjamin Benne
Directed by Nora Gair
March 25-27

“sunset on the shoreline
the sky and the sea blur
the sea gasps for breath”

What \\Washed Ashore //Astray: a sensory play about deterioration, by contemporary playwright Benjamin Benne, is a poetic play written in overlapping free verse that tells the story of elderly twin sisters, Cat and Chris, who reunite in a cabin on the Pacific Northwest shoreline after it becomes apparent one of them will die within the year. Everything has aged: the cottage, their bodies, the world around them.

The depth of connection between the twins and their relationship to the spaces they inhabit paint a beautiful, character-driven picture of senescence, childhood, and identity. This play questions the mutable nature of time through memory and how we can access our past so fully- if not so realistically- in our minds.

Ticket Prices

Single Ticket Prices

Full $35.00

Student $10.00

Senior $20.00

Faculty/Staff $25.00
Alumni $25.00

Subscription Prices

WEEKNIGHT & SATURDAY MATINEE
Full Price $96.00
Senior (65+) $60.00
Student $40.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $72.00

WEEKNIGHT & SATURDAY MATINEE PACKAGE +1
Full Price $120.00
Senior (65+) $75.00
Student $50.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $90.00

FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT
Full Price $112.00
Senior (65+) $76.00
Student $40.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $80.00

FRIDAY/SATURDAY NIGHT PACKAGE +1
Full Price $140.00
Senior (65+) $95.00
Student $50.00
Faculty/Staff/Alumni $100.00

Ticket Exchange Policy

Subscription tickets may be exchanged by telephone. Please have your tickets in hand when calling to make an exchange.

Subscribers exchanging from a weekday or matinee performance to a Friday or Saturday night must pay the difference in ticket price at the time of the exchange. Subscribers exchanging from a preview performance to ANY other performance must pay the difference in ticket price at the time of the exchange.

If you cannot use your tickets please call the Box Office at least 24 hours in advance to make an exchange. If you cannot exchange for another date, please consider donating your seats to the Box Office so we can help accommodate student demand for seats.

The above image depicts the seating available in a standard configuration of the Philip Chosky Theater

The above image depicts the seating available in a thrust configuration of the Philip Chosky Theater

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