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The Sea Horse  |  Directed by Michael Vought

Dumke Student Theatre, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
March 7-9 and 14-16, 2013; 7:30 p.m.

“The Sea Horse” is a tender, ribald and complex love story, set in a waterfront bar where seaman Harry Bales spends his shore leave. The bar, "The Sea Horse,” is run by Gertrude Blum, with whom Harry enjoys a purely physical relationship; they have never shared their private yearnings. Gertrude has encased her heart behind a facade of toughness following a failed marriage. Now Harry has a dream; he wants to buy a charter fishing boat and to have a son. The play progresses through a ritual courtship as these two outwardly abrasive characters fight, make up, fight again, spin dreams, deflate them, make love and reveal their locked up secrets. Some content may not be suitable for young children.

 

Curtains  |  Directed by Jared Larkin

Jay W. Lees Courage Theatre, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
April 4-6 and 11-13, 2013; 7:30pm

“Curtains” is a musical with script by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kande. Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Mass., and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case and maybe even find love before the show reopens—without getting killed himself. Admission: $10 for all shows