Guys and Dolls a Safe Bet
Roll the dice and fall in love
Thursday, Nov. 2
The Theatre Program at Mercyhurst University is mounting their second offering of the fall season with their upcoming production of the world renowned musical comedy, Guys and Dolls.
Brett Johnson is the director of the Mercyhurst Theatre Program and the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture, as well as the director of Guys and Dolls. Johnson explained how the program pushes for great literature within the productions that are chosen. To Johnson, Guys and Dolls "is the perfect collaborative project for theatre, dance and music because of the large cast, extensive use of dance, and intricacies of Frank Loesser's immortal score. It provides opportunities for students in each department to showcase their strengths while also learning from each other."
Guys and Dolls, according to Johnson, "is about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway." Illicit gambler Nathan Detroit is in search of money so that he can afford a venue for his gaming enterprise. He seeks out the adventurous Sky Masterson and confidently bets him that he can't take the pious Sarah Brown of the Save-a-Soul-Mission out on a date. However, the players quickly come to discover that the game of romance is nothing if not unpredictable.
Mark your calendars and come out for a night full of "gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls". — Maddie Hepler
Nov. 2 - 4 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. // Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center, 501 East 38th Street // (814) 824-3000 // $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, $5 with Mercyhurst ID // miac.mercyhurst.edu/