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Rough Crossing

from an original play by FERENC MOLNÁR
directed by MARK RUCKER
November 28 - December 20, 2008
University Theatre,
222 York Street

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Rough Crossing is a tuneful madcap romance by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony® and Academy Award-winning author of Rock 'n' Roll, The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, and Shakespeare in Love.

A brand new musical comedy is about to debut on Broadway, but it doesn't have an ending yet. Also, the beginning needs a little work. And the middle is a mess. Aboard a trans-Atlantic ocean liner, the celebrated playwrights Turai and Gal have their work cut out for them, and only four days to do it. And to complicate matters, their tongue-tied composer—hopelessly in love with the temperamental leading lady (who's been caught in a compromising position with the leading man)—has tossed his score overboard, and threatens to jump ship himself. Can they steady the turbulent emotions of the cast and crew and finish the show before they dock in New York?

Freely adapted from Ferenc Molnár's Play at the Castle, Rough Crossing is as delightfully delirious as the art form it affectionately lampoons, with original music composed by André Previn.