The Marquis Players of Lafayette College present this year’s musical fundraiser The Pajama Game at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4 with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5 in the Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St.
The student-run theater organization donates proceeds from its annual production to local charities. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance from noon-1 p.m. through Friday, April 4 in Lafayette’s Farinon College Center. Contact president Alyson Shumeyko, ShumeykA@lafayette.edu or business manager Abigail Schwarz, schwarzA@lafayette.edu for more information.
The classic 50s-style musical concerns the battle over a 7.5 cent raise between management and labor at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. This dispute becomes complicated by the budding romance between the new superintendent, Sid, and the leader of the Union Grievance Committee, Babe, who find themselves on opposite sides of the argument. The Pajama Game‘s tone is both comic and clever, and features more than a few famous Broadway numbers, including “Steam Heat” and “Hernando’s Hideway.”
Each year, the Marquis Players raise more than $5,000 for local charities, including Third Street Alliance, Safe Harbor, Lehigh Valley Food Bank, and Lafayette’s Dan O’Neil Memorial Fund.
All aspects of the production, from set design to fundraising to choreography, are run by students. The group is advised by Allison Quensen Blatt, operations director of the Williams Center for the Arts.