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Two One-Act Operas Presented by Music Theater

Two One-Act Operas
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Two One-Act Operas

October 31, 2013
8:00 p.m.

November 1, 2013
8:00 p.m.–
November 2, 2013

November 3, 2013
2:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Based on the play by Moliére, Signor Deluso is a comedy of layer-upon-layer of misunderstanding with young lovers, delusional neighbors, and a domineering father. Considered a light-hearted but pointed satire of 1950s suburban sophistication and family life, Trouble in Tahiti follows housewife Dinah and businessman Sam through a typical day of married life.

For more information, visit One-Act Operas, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.

Music Theater at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present two one-act operas titled Signor Deluso and Trouble in Tahiti starting Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. The performances, presented in Waller Hall, are also scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 1–2, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m.

Signor Deluso was composed in 1974 by Thomas Pasatieri and is based on the play by French playwright Moliére. This comedy is stacked with layer-upon-layer of misunderstanding involving young lovers, delusional neighbors, and a domineering father. Deluso is living with much confusion; but, just when everything appears to be hopelessly embroiled, the saucy maid appears in the nick of time.

Written by Leonard Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti is considered a light-hearted but pointed satire of 1950s suburban sophistication and family life. The story follows housewife Dinah and businessman Sam through a typical day of married life. Akin to our current day Mad Men, Bernstein's music is, as always, energetic, jazzy, tuneful, and truly American.

Two One-Act OperasBoth productions will be sung in English and are directed by IUP music faculty membe Tania Arazi Coambs.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Hadley Union Building, online at IUP Tickets, or by calling the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313. Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting 45 minutes before the performance.

Tickets are priced at $16 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens, and $10 for children and students.

For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

IUP Music Theater is produced by the Department of Music and funded, in part, by the Student Cooperative Association.

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