The Princeton Triangle Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary, returns to the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center with the world premiere of the original musical-comedy extravaganza, Greece’d Lightning! on Friday, November 18th at 8:00 PM and Saturday, November 19th 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 created an original musical comedy – written and performed by students, directed and choreographed by professionals – as one of the University’s most well-known and best-loved traditions. It has the distinction of being the oldest co-ed touring collegiate musical-comedy troupe in the nation that takes its show on a national tour each year. The Club boasts a rich history and long list of distinguished alumni including F. Scott Fitzgerald ‘17, Jimmy Stewart ’32, Brooke Shields ’87, Ellie Kemper ’02, and Molly Ephraim ’08. The club’s one hundred current members working on five sides of the club — cast, pit orchestra, tech, business and writers — have diverse academic interests from astrophysics to economics, public policy to literature, and many plan on pursuing careers in the professional theater.
Tickets for adults start at $25 and at $10 for students, with discounts for groups of 10 or more. Performances are on Friday, November 18th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 PM. To order, call 1-609-258-2787 or visit http://www.triangleshow.com/.