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Announcing Our Season 26

 

Announcing Our Season 26

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BOX OFFICE INFO
Performances: FRI & SAT 8PM and SUN 2PM
All tickets $20 except when noted
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain

 

SEPT 8 9 15 16 17 22 23 24  

Floyd Collins

book by TINA LANDAU
music and lyrics by ADAM GUETTEL
additional lyrics by TINA LANDAU

directed by ERIK DeCICCO
musical direction by AARON DeCICCO

MUSICAL |  This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer. The 1925 true story of Kentucky caver Floyd Collins, who, in his search for the ultimate tourist attraction, is trapped in a cave and triggers the first modern media frenzy.

This is the original and daring musical of our day – a powerhouse.”  — New York Magazine

 1996 Obie Award for Best Music 

 

OCT 20 21 27 28 29 NOV 3 4 5  

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

by PAUL ZINDEL

directed by TRACEY GALLAGHER

DRAMA |  One of Off-Broadway’s greatest successes, this powerful and moving study of a widow and her two young daughters has been hailed as one of the most significant and affecting plays of our time. As young Tillie’s science experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.

“Let’s start with a single, simple word. Power…I don’t know of a better (play) of its genre since The Glass Menagerie…” — NY Post

 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama  |  1970 Obie Award  

 

DEC 1 2 8 9 10 15 16 17  

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

by REED MARTIN and AUSTIN TICHENOR

directed by JASON COLLINS

CHILDREN $10 (under 18  and when accompanied by an adult)

COMEDY |  Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, full of festive, funny, physical, family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.

“Brought down the house with gales of laughter.” — Theatre Mirror
A pure delight from start to finish … Inspired madness!” — Broadway World

 

JAN 19 20 26 27 28 FEB 2 3 4  

The Clean House

by SARAH RUHL

directed by RHODIE JACKSON

COMEDY |  A married couple who are both doctors have hired a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who’s more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house-cleaning. This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Fresh, funny … a memorable play” — The New York Times
Casts a spell that had me hooked.” — The New York Daily News

 Winner 2003-2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize  |  Finalist – 2005 Pulitzer Prize  

 

MAR 9 10 16 17 18 23 24 25  

Man of La Mancha

written by DALE WASSERMAN
music by MITCH LEIGH
lyrics by JOE DARION

directed by LEE HAMBY

MUSICAL |  One of the most enduring works and great theatre successes of our time. This thrilling play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a remarkable classic. The old man’s dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure.

By the time . . . launches into “The Impossible Dream,” halfway through the show, audience members may feel the urge to march with him into hell for a heavenly cause. “— The New York Times

 Tony Award for Best Musical  |  Tony Award for Best Score  

 

MAY 4 5 11 12 13 18 19 20  

RED, WHITE, AND TUNA

by ED HOWARD, JASTON WILLIAMS, and JOE SEARS

directed by and starring ALLEN MORTON and BLAKE MICHAEL OSNER

COMEDY |  The third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. Along with Tuna’s perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

One’s more of a fruitcake or troublemaker than the next. And each has a crystal-clear agenda”. — The Washington Post

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