Plays

 Shakespeare’s Richard II adapted by Jack Souza Sep. 27, 28, 29, Oct. 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13  View Calendar

RichardII_smShakespeare’s Richard II . . .
is a play about leadership and the powers that surround leadership. Of course, that was the 14th Century. Nobody today has heard of a leader using a foreign war to distract a disaffected population; of lawful leaders using illegal means to secure their continued influence or who resort to actions that are technically legal but violate moral right; looking a war with Islam as so meritorious that it wipes out all previous sins, no matter how grievous.

 

 Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck Nov. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Stamp collecting is far more risky than you think. After their mother’s death, two estranged half-sisters discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when three seedy, high-stakes collectors enter the sisters’ world, willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.

 

Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol A solo performance with Reed Boyer Dec. 20, 21, 22

Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, Mar. 1, 2

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Next Fall takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, Next Fall goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play asks us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us to not.

 

The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur May 2, 3, 4, 9, 109, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18

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The Front Page . . . a hit Broadway comedy about tabloid newspaper reporters on the police beat, written by former Chicago reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur which
was first produced in 1928. The authors’ expert plotting and rapid-fire, streetwise dialogue delighted audiences and made their play an instant classic. Hecht and MacArthur strongly influenced many other American comic writers, especially in Hollywood.

 

Short, Ten Minute and One-Act Festival July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

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Revised but not reformed, this year’s festival will bring the same rock and roll energy as last season’s event. Variety, surprises and the opportunity to shape the finale are still in  store for our patrons.

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