New Musical “Discovering Eden” Presented by Keystone Repertory Theater

Posted on 7/12/2011 12:00:49 PM

Keystone Repertory Theater, produced by the Department of Theater and Dance, will present Discovering Eden. This new musical will be performed August 4–6, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

Written by IUP Theater major Joe York and directed by award-winning student Nick Hrutkay, Discovering Eden is a new rock musical modernization of the fall of man.

On the verge of separation, husband and wife Abram and Isaia awaken to find the world as if Eve had never eaten from the Tree of Knowledge. Struggling with why they have been transported to this pure state, questions of love, betrayal, and forgiveness are thrust upon the couple. This moves them to discover the true gift of paradise already that is already bestowed in their lives.

Premiering songs include “What’s in a Name?,” “Lust Me,” “When Love Is Dying,” and the title song, “Discovering Eden.” The musical features guest artist Lisa Ann Goldsmith as Temptation, courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

This marks the second major new work collaboration between Hrutkay and York. The first, Black Friday, was produced through Theater-by-the-Grove in May 2010. Region II of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival invited Black Friday to its annual Fringe Festival in January 2011.

Tickets are now available at the Hadley Union Building. Tickets remaining will be sold at the door starting forty-five minutes before curtain. Ticket prices are $7 regular admission, $6 senior or groups, and $4 for I-card holders.

For additional information, please contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2547 or e-mail Seating is limited, and advance purchase is recommended.

This musical contains language and situations to which some audience members may object.