BLOOMSBURG — The Bloomsburg University Players are debuting their production of the comedic play “Anton in Show Business.” The play will run Wednesday to Sunday, April 13 to 17, at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.
All performances will be held in the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and non-BU students and free with a BU student ID.
Written by Jane Martin, “Anton in Show Business” is a comedy based on three actresses who have been cast in an ill-fated production of Anton Chekhov’s play, “The Three Sisters.” The play looks at what it takes to produce classical theatre in a modern world and the madcap antics that ensue.
According to Ethan Krupp, assistant professor of music, theatre and dance, “The show is best described as an open love letter to theatre. It holds true to the notion that comic writers aren't frivolous; they just see the world through a funny lens. Theatre is a vehicle for emotion and comments on the human condition, and this play has it in spades. This play shows the lasting beauty and power of theatre in a world of sound bites, viral videos and 142-character updates on social media sites.”
The production is directed by Ingrid DeSanctis, assistant professor of music, theatre and dance. The cast includes nine student actors: Jenny Hensley, Deanna Kremer, Candyce Musinski, Natasha Willis, Greg Hoagland, Richard Nazzarro, Keara Derr, Destiny Deater and Courtney Costello.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.