Theater Company season opens with 'Saturday Night'

Light-hearted musical occurs over three Saturday nights in 1929

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WALTHAM, Mass. — The Brandeis Theater Company season opened Oct. 16 with “Saturday Night,” based on the play “Front Porch in Flatbush” by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein. This light-hearted musical comedy occurs over three successive Saturday nights in 1929 in Brooklyn where an ambitious group of young men find themselves restless and “date-less.”  Gene, a Wall Street runner in the stock market frenzy before the crash, has dreams that reach beyond Brooklyn that drive him into deceiving Helen, who has secrets of her own, and luring his friends into the financial foolishness of the time.

“Saturday Night” is directed by Hill and features music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim penned his first musical in 1954 based on the play “Front Porch in Flatbush.” However, it was never publicly performed until 1997 and received its New York premiere in 2000. The BTC production is made possible through generous support from the Robin, Barbara and Malcolm L. Sherman Endowment for the Performing Arts.

“Saturday Night” runs through Sunday, Oct. 26.

Read the press release for the full season.

Location and Tickets
Brandeis Theater Company productions are performed in the intimate theaters of the Spingold Theater Center, located on the Brandeis University campus at 415 South St. in Waltham, Mass. Tickets may be purchased online and by calling 781-736-3400, option #5. For directions and more information, visit the BTC Web site.

About the Brandeis Theater Company

Created in 2005, the Brandeis Theater Company is a model for training theater artists that is unique in the Boston area. The company is an ensemble of students, guest artists, faculty and staff of the Theater Arts Department committed to producing progressive, dynamic programming.

Photos by Mike Lovett.

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