Saint Martin's University to present " A Little Night Music"

Feb. 15, 2006

Lacey – The Saint Martin’s University department of theatre arts will present “A Little Night Music” from April 4 through 8 at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. S.E., downtown Olympia.

Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this musical comedy is set in summertime in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10; $6 for students and seniors. A pay-what-you-will performance is Thursday, April 6.

“A Little Night Music” is a midsummer night’s farce based on the book by Hugh Wheeler. It’s a story of Attorney Fredrik Egerman, married to a very young wife, Anne, who, after a year of marriage, is still a virgin. When Egerman sees his old flame, Desiree Armfeldt, appearing in a popular play, his romantic interest in her is rekindled. However, she is having an affair with a jealous – and married – military man, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm. Raising tensions is Egerman's son, Henrik, a divinity student who is in love with his stepmother. The play culminates in a weekend at the country estate of Desiree's mother, Madame Armfeldt, who is looking after Desiree's daughter, Fredrika, while Desiree is on tour. With so many people at cross-purposes, will anyone ever find happiness?

For more information about the production, please call the University’s department of theatre arts, 360-438-4345.

For more information:

David Hlavsa
Associate professor, theatre arts

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator

Holly Harmon
Director of communication