Penn State Thespians celebrate 120 years with “The Drowsy Chaperone”
The Penn State Thespians are celebrating their 120th anniversary season this year, making them the longest continuously-run student organization on Penn State University Park’s campus. This Thursday, Oct. 12, they will present “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7:30 p.m. in Schwab Auditorium. The play will run Oct. 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. with an additional matinee showing on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Shayna Farmelant, of Penn State Thespians’ marketing, said, “‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is a fun-loving musical comedy that acts as an ode to theatre. It is full of catchy music, fun choreography and classic humor.”
Christie Fisher, president of the Penn State Thespians, said the audience can expect “a newfound love for theatre and the absurdities of it.”
The Penn State Thespians’ mission is to provide a creative outlet to the Penn State and State College community by allowing this student-run organization to direct, produce, and perform in every production they present throughout the year. Since its founding in 1897, the Penn State Thespians became a club that Fisher said is “a great organization for people who love theatre and are looking for the incredibly rewarding experience of producing completely student run productions.”
Members of the club vote every spring to decide what production they will present for the upcoming year. The Penn State Thespian members voted “The Drowsy Chaperone” as the show best fit for the club, and they are very excited to perform this weekend for the Penn State and State College communities.
Tickets can be purchased from now until Oct.13 at the HUB from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Schwab Auditorium, or online here. The prices are $12 for general admission, $4.98 for students, and $4.99 for children ages 12 and younger.