by April De Angelis - October 4, 5 and 11, 12 All 8PM
October 13 - 2PM
The year is 1669, a bawdy and troublesome time in England. Theaters have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression and the new king permits, for the first time, actresses to appear on stage. Audiences often come more to gawk at the female display than to appreciate dramatic talent. Focusing on five of the most famous of these "playhouse creatures", the play provides a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses as they struggle for recognition and a new role for women.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shrevelov - November 15, 16 and 22, 23 All 8PM
November 24 - 2PM
Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written. FORUM takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The unforgettable and hysterical plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two...."something for everyone, a comedy tonight!"MIDDLETOWN
by Will Eno - February 21, 22 and 28, March 1 All 8PM
March 2 - 2PM
Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown. About to have her first child, she is eager to enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. But life in Middletown is complicated: neighbors are near strangers and moments of connection are fleeting. Middletown is a playful, poignant portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious. A tart play which captures life's absurd beauty via a steady stream of gorgeous little comments on big things.
by Euripides, adapted by Robinson Jeffers - April 25, 26 and May 2, 3 All 8PM
May 4 - 2PM
Medea is indeed a kind of thrill ride, propelling us along, careening on the edge of precipices from which we get fearful glimpses of the darkness of human nature. Haunting Western theater for centuries, the Medea myth presents one of the strongest characters ever to appear on stage. This adaptation of Euripides' Greek classic by Robinson Jeffers reaffirms his preeminent place among modern poets. A seminal drama of love, betrayal, and revenge.