Girl Friday Productions presents "Idiot's Delight" by Robert E. Sherwood
Starts 7:30 PM
Friday Jun 30, 2017
Performances for the week of June 29
Thursday, June 29, 7:30 pm—Preview
Friday, June 30, 7:30 pm—Opening night
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 2, 2:00 pm
Girl Friday Productions’ Artistic Director Kirby Bennett (’82) invites alumni, students, faculty and community members to attend a performance of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize winner IDIOT’S DELIGHT.
Location: Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre
Historic Hamm Building in Downtown St. Paul
Tickets: $27 - $60; numerous discounts for students, people under age 30, seniors, groups, fringe buttons, and more.
Reservations: 651.291.7005 or www.parksquaretheatre.org
Information and company website: www.girlfridayproductions.org
About the Play
IDIOT’S DELIGHT is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism and the realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded together in a European mountaintop resort at the outbreak of war, including a munitions magnate, his mysterious Russian mistress, and an American song and dance man with his chorine companions “Les Blondes.” Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink.
“Girl Friday is particularly interested in themes of human resilience and exploring how that thread in classic works resonates today,” says Girl Friday Productions Artistic Director Kirby Bennett (’82). "IDIOT’S DELIGHT reveals an anxious and uncertain world that mirrors the deep uncertainty and fear of our own time. The play makes a plea for pacifism, while reminding us that we have responsibilities as world citizens. It presents a pointed and relevant warning against blind nationalism. At the same time, IDIOT’S DELIGHT is fantastically entertaining, filled with humor, period glamour, romance… and showgirls!”
About Girl Friday Productions
The little company that does big plays, Girl Friday Productions focuses on larger scale American plays of exceptional literary merit that are less frequently produced today. The company’s mission is to nurture artists, inspire audiences and illuminate the human condition. Founded by Macalester Alumna Kirby Bennett (’82),Girl Friday Productions is currently a theatre in residence at Park Square Theatre.
This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Parents and Families
Sponsored By: Alumni Engagement
Categories: Alumni Events