“In the time of your life, live – so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches.” – William Saroyan
This February, CCM proudly presents William Saroyan‘s sprawling and elegant The Time of Your Life. Directed by Diane Kvapil, this bittersweet drama runs Feb. 6 (preview) – 10 in CCM’s Patricia Corbett Theater.
Saroyan’s second play, The Time of Your Life was written in just six days and went on to become the only play to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critic’s Circle Award. Written in the summer of 1939, Saroyan said of the work, “The shadow of impending war is all over my second play.”
“People everywhere needed respite from fear,” Kvapil explains. “Hope was hard to find… the whole world was at war or in fear of invasion.” In this climate, the run-down waterfront saloon of Saroyan’s play serves as a refuge, a place of peace and camaraderie.
“I want to restore man to himself,” Saroyan explained. “I want to restore man to his natural dignity and gentleness. I want to send him from the mob to his own mind and body. I want to lift him from the nightmare of history to the calm dream of his own soul.”
This February, we invite you to come in and pull up a seat at Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace and enjoy The Time of Your Life.
“In the time of your life, live – so that in the wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.” – William Saroyan
- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 (preview)
- 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7
- 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets to The Time of Your Life are $12 for the Feb. 6 preview performance only, $30 for adults, $19 for non-UC students and $17 for UC students with valid ID.
$12 student rush tickets are available for the Saturday matinee beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 9. Limit two rush tickets per student ID.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
ArtsWave: Community Partner
Macy’s: Mainstage Season Production Sponsor