Film, Television, and Theatre

Dawn's Early Light

February 23 - March 5, 2023

Philbin Studio

Dawn's Early Light Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre

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Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents Dawn's Early Light
An original musical by Solomon Duane '24
Directed by Matt Hawkins.

Set in the 1940s, Dawn's Early Light follows the story of an Italian-American family living in Buffalo, NY during World War II. When Tommy Bastani, the son of an Italian immigrant, decides he wants to enlist in the military, his father resists, haunted by the pains of a dark past. As Valentine Bastani struggles to raise his strong-willed children in a quickly changing world, the explosions of war work their way into the foundation of the American dream: the family.

This new musical theater production seeks to address the issues of today in a historic world filled with big-band music, swing dance, and the flashing colors of the WWII home front.

Event Dates

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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Friday, February 24, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 2:30 PM

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Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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Friday, March 3, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 7:30 PM

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Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:30 PM

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