Saint Martin's University to present " A Little Night Music"
Feb. 15, 2006
Lacey – The Saint Martin’s University department of
theatre arts will present “A Little Night Music” from April 4 through 8
at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. S.E., downtown Olympia.
Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this
musical comedy is set in summertime in turn-of-the-century Sweden.
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for
$10; $6 for students and seniors. A pay-what-you-will performance is
Thursday, April 6.
“A Little Night Music” is a midsummer night’s farce
based on the book by Hugh Wheeler. It’s a story of Attorney Fredrik
Egerman, married to a very young wife, Anne, who, after a year of
marriage, is still a virgin. When Egerman sees his old flame, Desiree
Armfeldt, appearing in a popular play, his romantic interest in her is
rekindled. However, she is having an affair with a jealous – and married
– military man, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm. Raising tensions is Egerman's
son, Henrik, a divinity student who is in love with his stepmother. The
play culminates in a weekend at the country estate of Desiree's mother,
Madame Armfeldt, who is looking after Desiree's daughter, Fredrika,
while Desiree is on tour. With so many people at cross-purposes, will
anyone ever find happiness?
For more information about the production, please
call the University’s department of theatre arts, 360-438-4345.
For more information:
Associate professor, theatre arts
Director of communication