Save the Date! Save the Date! The Theatre Institute at Russell Sage presents LADIES, HOW DARE YOU!! Written by Liv Cummins and Rob Hartmann Directed by Michael Musial March 31 – April 2, 2023 in the James L. Meader Little Theater
LADIES, HOW DARE YOU! is a musical comedy/farce about a Polish immigrant hired by a wealthy socialite to travel with her from Boston to the 1913 Women?s Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC (one of the largest suffrage demonstrations of its time). When their carriage breaks down near a small village, they are swept up in the lives of the villagers? and find themselves on a bizarre, life-changing journey they could never have imagined. Featuring a rollicking ragtime Americana-flavored score, Ladies uses old-fashioned vaudevillian hijinks, disguises, and Shakespearean mistaken identities to explore themes of gender roles, anti-immigrant sentiments, urban and rural clashes, and what it means to be an American.
The Theatre Institute at Russell Sage presents LADIES, HOW DARE YOU! as the fourth production of the TIS 2022-2023 season and is directed by Edith McCrae Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of Music at Russell Sage College, Michael Musial. Most recently, Musial co-wrote and directed the Theatre Institute’s most recent new work Benjamin Franklinstein the Musical!, and is back spearheading a workshop process for this new musical written by Liv Cummings and Rob Hartmann!
The cast includes Russell Sage students Regina Desrosiers, Morgan Dempsey, Elizabeth Broderick, Carmela Morano, Kate O?Keeffe, Danielle Stallone, Steffanie Mammoser, and Cameron Richardson. Accompanying student performers are professional designers Lynne Roblin, costume designer; Vincent Pruchnick, sound designer; and Alena Samoray, lighting designer.
Production Dates/Times: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:00 am & 7:30 pm Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2 pm Sage Community Prices (must show RSC ID at the Schacht box office to redeem) Free Admission for all Russell Sage Students $10 Tickets for RSC Faculty/Staff Public Ticket Prices ?$12 for Students, Seniors or Children $15 for Adults Click here to buy public or faculty/staff tickets online!
About the Theatre Institute: Established in February of 2011, the Theatre Institute at Russell Sage is dedicated to providing quality live theatre and arts-in-education programming to Capital Region youth, educators and residents. The Institute also provides opportunities for Russell Sage students as performers, technicians and teachers. Programs on the Russell Sage Troy Campus include educational support services for Sage productions (such as in-class preparations, teacher dress rehearsals and study guides), a Saturday theatre arts school, camps during school breaks, and several theatre camps during the summer for children ages 5-18. For more information on show or programs, or to purchase tickets, visit theatre.sage.edu.
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