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"Bright Star" is a musical that tells the intertwined stories of Alice Murphy, a literary editor with a secret past, and Billy Cane, a young aspiring writer. Set in the American South during the 1920s and 1940s, the musical alternates between these two time periods, gradually revealing the connections between the characters. Alice and Billy's lives are marked by love, loss, and the power of storytelling. As they confront their pasts and find forgiveness, the musical celebrates the enduring strength of hope and the human spirit, all set to a bluegrass and folk-inspired score.


THURSDAY 10/5, 7:30pm
FRIDAY 10/6, 7:30pm
SATURDAY 10/7, 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Schwab Auditorium, Penn State University Park

Tickets are $4.98 for students (bring student ID), $4.99 for children under 12 years of age, and $12 for adults.

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