The Princeton Triangle Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary, returns to the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center to present the final performance of its original musical-comedy extravaganza, Greece’d Lightning! on Friday, June 2nd at 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM.
For this landmark 125th Anniversary edition of the Triangle show, it will all be Greek where a can-do baker from Greece’s smallest city-state tries to win the world’s first ever Olympics! But how can she compete when her sponsor is the Ruler of the Dead, she’s falling for Zeus’s athlete, and sports haven’t even been invented? From Icarus’s flight to Oedipus’s bedroom, join the greatest cast of characters Western civilization has ever known. Ending with Triangle’s famous all-male kickline, Greece’d Lightning! will get you to drachma like it’s hot!
For 125 years the Princeton Triangle Club has been creating professionally-produced, original student-written musicals in “The House that Triangle Built,” The McCarter Theatre . In fact, it has the distinction of being the oldest touring (as well as the oldest co-ed) collegiate musical-comedy troupe in the nation, and the only co-ed collegiate troupe to take their show on a national tour each year.
The Club boasts a rich history, and long list of alumni who have graduated to eminence in the creative arts, including F. Scott Fitzgerald ’17, Jimmy Stewart ’32, Jose Ferrer ’34, Wayne Rogers ’56, Clark Gesner ’60, Jeff Moss ’63, David Kelley ’79, Brooke Shields ’87, Wentworth Miller ’95, Ellie Kemper ’02, and Molly Ephraim ’08. The club’s seventy current members have diverse academic interests from astrophysics to economics, public policy to literature, and many plan on pursuing professional theater in some capacity.
Tickets for adults start at $25 and at $10 for students, with premium tickets available online. Tickets are free for members of the Princeton classes of 1987 and 2017. To order, call 1-609-258-2787 or visit http://www.triangleshow.com/ .