Great Expectations

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”

Pack with curious and fascinating characters, enchanting and dangerous places, and situation that are at once exhilarating and horrifying, Great Expectations is a literary gem. Set in England’s 19th century, Pip, and orphan boy, has a life-changing encounter one day on the moors when he helps an escaped convict named Magwitch by getting him food and a file for his leg irons.

From this one act of kindness, Pip starts on a journey to manhood that is full of twists and turns. Ultimately, Pip learns some important lessons about love, forgiveness and redemption.

Adapted by Gale Childs Daly
From the book by Charles Dickens

Directed by Doug Scholz-Carlson

Sponsored by Thern Stage Equipment

Artwork created by Molly Lyn


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Who you should bring

Anyone with whom you can both cry and snort-laugh.

Special Events & Offers

PWYW Previews

Catch the final stages of the rehearsal process during our PWYW (Pay-What-You-WILL) Previews! You can see the show before the opening of the season and pay whatever you are able for your ticket. These tickets are not available online – call the Box Office or stop by in person to reserve a seat to the PWYW Preview performance. Then make sure to tell your friends about what you saw and invite them back for the “real” thing!

Opening Night – Saturday, June 27th

Great Expectations opens Saturday, June 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Vivian Fusillo Mainstage theater in the Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center.

Winona Wednesdays

Every Wednesday during the season is Winona Wednesday! All adult tickets are only $12, and student tickets are just $10. Make sure to reserve yours in advance – they go quickly. Great Expectations has a Winona Wednesday performance on July 22nd at 7:30 p.m.

Cast & Artistic Staff


Chris Pow

Narrator One

Michael Fitzpatrick

Narrator Two

Gavin Mueller

Narrator Four

Lauren Winder

Narrator Three

Tarah Flanagan

Narrator Five

Benjamin Boucvalt

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