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Summer theater season runs June 17-Aug. 15

Thursdays through Sundays, June 17 through Aug. 15, 2010, various times Hamilton Murray Theater

The Princeton Summer Theater's lineup of productions -- ranging from Henry James adaptations to new interpretations of children's classics -- will run Thursdays through Sundays, June 17 through Aug. 15, at the Hamilton Murray Theater on campus.

Princeton Summer Theater is a summer stock company of young professionals and students from Princeton and other colleges interested in pursuing careers in theater and drama.

The season begins with a production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Heidi Chronicles," a tale of one woman’s journey through love and loss that captures the spirit of a generation. "The Heidi Chronicles" will run June 17-20 and 24-27.

Other mainstage performances include:

  • "The Turn of the Screw," an adaptation of the Henry James classic by Jeffrey Hatcher, July 1-4 and July 8-11.
  • "Misalliance" by George Bernard Shaw, July 15-18, 22-25 and July 29-Aug. 1.
  • "Fifth of July" by Lanford Wilson, Aug. 5-8, 12-15.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays.

For all evening shows and Sunday matinees, tickets are $20 for general admission, and $16 for senior citizens and students. For Saturday matinees, tickets are $16 for general admission and students, and $14 for senior citizens. For Saturday matinees, students from Princeton and other institutions can present a student ID to receive a free ticket with the purchase of a ticket. Season tickets are available.

Princeton Summer Theater also will present a new adaptation of the classic children's tale, "Peter Pan," at 11 a.m. July 1-3, 8-10, 22-24 and 29-31. Children under 3 are admitted free; tickets for all others are $6.

In addition, a series of Friday workshops for children ages 5-12 begins July 2 and runs weekly from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per workshop or $120 for all six.

For more about the performances or to make reservations, call (609) 258-7062 or visit the theater's website.

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