Carousel

by Rodgers and Hammerstein
directed by Jennifer Ross Nostrala
musical director and conductor Bernard McDonald

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In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent ‘up there.’ Billy is allowed to return to Earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully having haunted her throughout her young life. Hw Belly instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love.

OCTOBER 17-18 at 7:30pm OCTOBER 19 at 1:00pm

POTE THEATRE, BLANK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The box office opens September 22. tsboxoffice@simpson.edu or 515.961.1601

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