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The Playboy of the Western World play bill, 1960 , at Villanova


This week, our throwback pic features a playbill from the 1960 production of “The Playboy of the Western World” by John Millington Synge. The playbill is housed in the University Archives along with many other treasures from Villanova’s past.

Did you know that the Villanova’s Theatre Program has been around since 1958? Over that time the program has produced hundreds of plays and musicals in its beloved campus home, Vasey Hall. While Vasey is centrally located on campus, it is a bit tight as other academic offices are also located in the building.

In early 2020, the University hopes to officially open a new, larger space for the Theatre Program—the Performing Arts Center as part of Villanova’s Campus Transformation Project.

We are looking forward to visiting the new space and adding more play bills to our collection. Thanks for the memories, Vasey!

Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

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  1. Comment by Stephanie Heimann — August 12, 2019 @ 3:28 PM

    This is neat to see because we were studying this play in Dublin last month as part of the Irish Summer Studio.

  2. Comment by Regina Duffy — August 14, 2019 @ 2:55 PM

    Hi Stephanie,

    We are glad that you enjoyed it!


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