Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, @ 8:00PM
October 8 @ 2:00PM
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. Widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel's tribute to the spirit and valor of the past. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Chosen by Time magazine as one of the ten best plays for 1991, saying it is "The most elegant and rueful memory play since The Glass Menagerie." "…this play does exactly what theater was born to do, carrying both its characters and audience aloft on those waves of distant music and ecstatic release that, in defiance of all language and logic, let us dance and dream just before night must fall." —NY Times.
Provided by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
Music by Richard Rodgers,
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
November 14, 15, 16, 17. 18 @ 8:00PM
November 19 @ 2:00PM
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices. Provided by arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein.
SOUTH PACIFIC is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco
February 27, 28 @ 8:00 PM
March 1, 2, 3 @ 8:00 PM
March 4 @ 2:00 PM
The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who finds himself turning into a rhinoceros and who proceeds to trample on the social order. As with any “disease”, more citizens become infected. "An allegory for our times." - The New York Times "It’s satirical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing and arresting." - New York Post
Provided by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Book by Douglas Carte Beane, Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film, screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Apri 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 @ 8:00PM
April 15 @ 2:00PM
This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, John Farrar and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Lynne. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu ishilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. Xanaduis a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes lift you out of your seat.