IRSC Performing Arts Program presents “Triumph of Love” February 18-20

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The resilience, talent and creative passion of Indian River State College (IRSC) Performing Arts program students will be on display in the joyous musical “Triumph of Love” February 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and February 20 at 2:00 p.m. The unique production will take place outdoors—with both audience and actors socially distanced— under McAlpin Gazebo on the green at the Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. 

Alexander Kanter, IRSC Master Instructor of Theatre (center left) coaches Performing Arts Program students (left to right) Andy Rodriguez, Nicole O’Brien, Billy Banks and Samantha Stewart during a rehearsal for the upcoming performance “Triumph of Love” February 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and February 20 at 2:00 p.m. The performance will be conducted under McAlpin Gazebo at the IRSC Massey Campus in Fort Pierce. The venue will allow the audience to sit socially distanced around the stage for this unique production.

Based on Marivaux’s delightful 1732 comedy of the same name, “Triumph of Love” is a charming, chamber musical that pits the heart against the mind in the age-old conflict of emotion vs. reason. In order to win the heart of her true love and restore the rightful heir to the throne, a resourceful princess takes on multiple disguises to stay one step ahead of her sworn enemies. As her clever ruses grow more complicated, the mistaken identities increase, as does the frenzied frivolity, until the climax of this zany, madcap comedy finally proves that love indeed triumphs over all.   

“Though the pandemic brought many challenges to the world of the Performing Arts, one positive aspect is that it has forced us to think outside the box in terms of how to present live theatre,” shares Alex Kanter, IRSC Master Instructor of Theatre. “In a traditional season, our students would not delve into such a small-cast, tight-knit ensemble musical, but we are excited to provide them this opportunity to learn the extremely challenging style of performing completely ‘in the round,’ and I’m confident that our patrons will be delighted in their performance.” 

“Triumph of Love” is the College’s Performing Arts program first show of 2021. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating.  

Tickets for “Triumph of Love” are $15 and are available for purchase at the IRSC Box Office located in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on the Massey Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Questions about upcoming shows may be directed to Box Office staff Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by sending email to or by calling 1-800-220-9915. 

To stay updated about news and other events, IRSC Performing Arts patrons are encouraged to update their contact information by sending an email to, or filling out the online form at the IRSC Arts and Culture page at

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