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  2011 - 2012 Season  

A Midsummer Night's

Dream


September 30, October 1, 3, 4, 5, @ 7:30

Written in late 1594 or early 1595, The Dream, as referred to in theatrical shorthand suggests that Shakespeare was interested in "oer-hasty marriages" and the consequences of falling in love too quickly.  Typical of Shakespeare's comedies, it is a romantic tale, with five love stories unfolding simultaneously as the sophisticated comedy encourages audiences to "glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven."

A Magical Romantic Comedy by William Shakespeare

       
    directed by : Tim Bohn  
       
       
Private Lives
November 11, 12, 14, 15, 16@ 7:30

One of the most flipant plays ever written.  Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope.  After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger.

"Gorgeous, dazzling, fantastically, funny." - N.Y. Times

A Comedy by Noel Coward

       
    directed by : Lisa Bohn  
       
       
Pierre and Marie
February 17,18,20,21,22 @ 7:30

In a small laboratory in Paris in the 1800's, Pierre and Marie Currie discover uranium, radium, and their love.  This intelligent comedy is equal parts of science, history, and riotously charming comedy

"An amazing , amusing, and educational account of Pierre and Marie Curie's personal and professional lives... Laugh out loud funny."

Docudrama Adapted by Ron Clark from the French play by Jean-Noel Fenwich

       
    directed by : Molly Simpson  
       
       
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
April 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as "the relationship."  Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the car and pick-up techniques of the geriactric set.  This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"

                          A Musical Comedy

Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro

Music by Jimmy Rogers

       
    directed by : Tim Bohn  
       
       




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