• Performing Arts
Lawrenceville Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”

It’s a musical! It’s a comedy! It’s a musical within a comedy! Come see Lawrenceville’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” live in the Kirby Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20-21. “It’s a show that invites everyone in,” said Matt Campbell, show director and chair of Lawrenceville’s Performing Arts Department.

The play centers around “Man in a Chair,” a character confined in his apartment. “Without making it overt, we explain that he’s been shut in – as so many of us were – due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Campbell said. “Man” laments that he hasn’t been able to do the thing he love most – attend musicals. He then guides the audience through his favorite show, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” as the characters come alive on stage. Campbell said audiences will learn more about “Man” as the show progresses – the pandemic may not be the only reason he’s hidden himself away - in the end, he accepts himself in many ways.

“Musicals are about being fun and being together – and that’s what we’re doing,” said Campbell. “We hope everyone will join us.”

Drowsy Chaperone Rehearsal/Credit Tiffany Wen '23

Rehearsal photo credit: Tiffany Wen '23

For additional information, contact Lisa M. Gillard H'17, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.