Act 1 is DeSales University’s highly-acclaimed performing arts company and features professional-caliber productions.
In addition to our film festivals and choral and dance concerts, the coming theatre season includes an exciting list of plays and musicals.
We have a slate of plays and musicals featuring characters exploring their hearts
and attempting to direct the trajectories of their lives.
- We open the season with William Inge’s Picnic which explores the complacency of middle age versus the yearnings of youth.
We follow that with the frolicsome Dames at Sea, a rarely-produced and wonderful musical love story about big breaks and big dreams.
For Christmas we’re offering the Pennsylvania premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a delicious holiday sequel to Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice.
In the spring semester, we’ll produce the haunting Chekhov masterpiece The Cherry Orchard.
In March, our senior theatre majors will present the delightful and timely The Princess King.
Our season finale will explore the search for the extraordinary in the Broadway blockbuster Pippin — another Act 1 premiere.
We hope you’ll join us!