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2017-2018 SEASON

 

Wit by Margaret Edson
September 21-24, 2017
September 28 – October 1, 2017

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play. Wit tells the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
November 9-12, 2017
November 16-19, 2017

Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Lysander and Demetruis both love Hermia. Running from an overbearing father and a preoccupied Duke, the foursome heads into the forest in hopes of straightening things out. Unbeknownst to them, the woods are also inhabited by warring factions of fairies and a blundering group of actors, whose lives are set to intertwine. A modern twist brings a fresh take on the show as magic, mystery, and mayhem unfold in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved stories of romance and tomfoolery.

 

The Marvelous Wonderettes ’58 by Roger Bean              December 7-10, 2018

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

 

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre                                             Presented by Uncovered Theatre Company                  January 11-14, 2018

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.

 

Proof by David Auburn
February 8-11, 2018
February 15-18, 2018

On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?

 

The Shepherd’s Play adapted by Brandon Langeland            March 22-25, 2018

Inspired by the Wakefield Cycle plays of the Middle Ages, The Shepherd’s Play mixes profound biblical matters of belief and desires with the broad comedy of town fair-style entertainment and animals dressed as people. Come join the barely contained craziness as three ordinary shepherds experience a decidedly extraordinary day.

 

 

 

Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
April 12-15, 2018
April 19-22, 2018

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.