This spring, the U’s Department of Theatre presented the first-ever stateside performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game, directed by Denny Berry. Set in Northern Ireland during the late ’60s, the musical depicts a community engulfed in political tension. With engaging music and lively choreography, the story plays out on a Belfast high school soccer pitch, addressing issues from hate and violence to love and brotherhood. This particular photo captures the hopeful, carefree lives portrayed in the opening soccer sequence and belies the darker times that follow.
Campus Scene: The Beautiful Game The Beautiful Game