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2013-2014 Season

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2013 - 2014 Season Recap


 

Check Out Chekhov

Check Out Chekhov
Showing:
April 3, 4, 5 at 8 p.m. | April 6 at 2 p.m. 

Synopsis: An Evening of One Act Plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekov. Russian physician, dramaturge and author, Chekhov’s career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Get to know one of history’s greatest writers in an evening of delightful theatre.

 


Suessical, the Musical 

The No Frills Revue
Directed by: Teresa Fallon
Musical Direction by: Ken McGraw

Showtimes:
Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 16, 23 at 2 p.m.

 

Synopsis: THE NO FRILLS REVUE is an evening of sketch comedy and song set in our very own comedy club. Lively, musical and funny, THE NO FRILLS REVUE is the perfect “date night” evening of light entertainment.


 
Suessical, the Musical 

Suessical, The Musical
Written by: Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens    
Directed by:  Joseph Dawson

Showtimes:
Sept 26, 27, & 28 at 8 p.m.
Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

Synopsis:The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a child sent to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s attention to the speck of dust and care of Mayzie LaBird’s egg elicit taunts and accusations from the other animals except Gertrude McFuzz and Jojo, whose “thinks” save everyone in the end.



The Curious Savage

The Curious Savage
Written by: John Patrick
Directed by: Naomi Baker

Showtimes:
Sept 26, 27, & 28 at 8 p.m.
Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.


Synopsis: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans. The last scene, a farewell party, is a delightful fantasy where each "guest" in the sanatorium realizes at last some hopeless dream for something he was never able to realize. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty.


 

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