Willamette University Theatre Presents: "The Promise"

Willamette University Theatre will perform its second spring production "The Promise," by Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff. This performance is directed by Bruce Hostetler, and designed by guest designer Tim Stapleton.

The production will open Friday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m. with a preview on Thursday, March 4, also at 8:00 p.m. The show will run March 4-6 and 11-13 at 8:00 p.m., with matinees March 7 and 14 at 2:00 p.m. and a student matinee on March 11 at 11:00 a.m. The March 14 performance will be signed for the hearing impaired.

Tickets are $10 for evening shows and $8 for matinees. Student and senior tickets are $6 for all shows. The preview is half price. Please pay special attention to our student matinee on March 11 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $5 per student, and one chaperone is admitted free with every 10 students. For ticket reservations and group rates, please contact the box office at 503-370-6221.

"The Promise" opens during the three-year siege of Leningrad in 1942, as three young people find shelter together and establish a triangular relationship. The girl wants to be a doctor. One of the boys dreams of becoming a poet, while the other has decided to be an engineer so that he may build bridges. Over the next 17 years, the intricacies of the triangle and the rising and falling of their hopes for each other and themselves create a touching search for life fulfillment.

In April and May The Willamette University Theatre will present "Three Farces and a Funeral," an adaptation of Chekhov by Robert Brustein and directed by Susan Coromel. Productions will run April 22 - May 2.

If you have any questions regarding any of the productions this season, please call 503-370-6222.