Drama, laughs and even more drama: Covey Center for the Arts announces 2018-19 theatre season

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Provo City’s Covey Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce its 2018–19 theatre season!

“The Nerd”

Kicking off this season in the Covey Center’s intimate 90-seat Brinton Black Box Theatre is “The Nerd,” which will run from, Aug. 2–25. This summer’s funniest play, written by Larry Shue. A normal dinner party, interrupted by the house-guest from hell, dissolves into insanity. Fun for the whole family! Directed by Reese Purser.

“Angel Street”

During the month of October (4–27) the dramatic Victorian thriller “Angel Street” by Patrick Hamilton will give you a Halloween season to remember! When a suave Victorian husband drives his wife to the brink of insanity, a fatherly Scotland Yard inspector helps her discover the truth about his past. Directed by Barta Heiner. “Angel Street” is one of the longest-running non-musicals in Broadway history!

“Over the River and Through the Woods”

For the Holiday season, join two loving sets of Italian American grandparents as they turn a regular Sunday dinner with their grandson into a matchmaking scheme to prevent him from breaking their hearts and moving away! Playing Nov. 29 – Dec. 21, join us for this hilarious holiday comedy written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Robinne Booth.

“Blithe Spirit”

The improbable ghostly farce, “Blithe Spirit” by Noël Coward, will run from Feb. 21 – March 16. Charles and his second wife Ruth discover that the only thing worse than being haunted by the ghost of a temperamental first wife is dealing with the eccentric clairvoyant who conjured her! Directed by Jarom Brown. “Blithe Spirit” is often referred as Noël Coward’s “comic masterpiece.”

“Glorious!”

Finishing the season with “Glorious!” The hilariously true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, widely known in 1940s New York as the world’s worst singer and “first lady of the sliding scale.” May 2–25 written by Peter Quilter and directed by Lynne D. Bronson.

Season tickets on sale now: $65 for public and $55 for students, seniors, and military. Buy tickets online at coveycenter.org or by calling, (801) 852 – 7007.

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