OUR 2015-16 SEASON - Experience Great Performances
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Adapted by Christina Calvit | Directed by Marsha Mason
Starring Emily Bergl, Jane Carr and Joanne Whalley
Charlotte Brontë’s landmark novel is brought to life in this illuminating adaptation by Christina Calvit. Orphaned Jane (Emily Bergyl) journeys from a harsh childhood to become the loving caregiver of a child at the mysterious manor of Mr. Rochester. Jane is drawn to her enigmatic employer, but as dark secrets emerge, she must choose between her newfound security and the uncertainty of a life lived for oneself.
A Jane Eyre that streamlines the complicated plot while still providing compelling glimpses of the psychological demons and moral deformities haunting its lovers.
– Chicago Tribune
The Money Shot written and directed by Neil LaBute
Starring Jenna Fischer, Gia Crovatin, and Jennifer Westfeldt
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and for aging Hollywood stars Karen (Jennifer Westfeldt) and Steve that means agreeing to a shocking contractual clause. On the eve of a “climactic” day of shooting, they finally tell their significant others (Jenna Fischer, Gia Crovatin) what’s to come. But what choice do they have? After all, their careers need stimulation!
An insightful, bloodletting Hollywood satire.
– New York Times
Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, from the novel by Ivan Turgenev | Directed by Martin Jarvis
Starring Alfred Molina, Hector Elizondo, Ben Feldman, and Reid Scott
The epic sweep of Turgenev’s 19th century literary masterpiece is brought to the stage by one of Ireland’s greatest living dramatists. Fathers and Sons captures the ongoing clash of generations and philosophies. Set in a Russian country estate, Friel’s powerful and resonant adaptation examines the inevitable conflict between the urgency of youth and the entrenchment of age.
When Brian Friel is on song I can think of no living dramatist who can outclass him, and precious few who can match him. – London Telegraph
As You Like It by William Shakespeare | Directed by Barry Creyton
Starring James Marsters and Emily Bergl
Love triumphs in As You Like It, Shakespeare’s joyous comic adventure! Rosalind, arguably Shakespeare’s greatest female character, is banished from court and follows her exiled father into the untamed Forest of Arden. Disguised as a man for safety, Rosalind’s great wit and good nature show through her male trappings as she engages with fools and philosophers adrift in the woods, and ultimately falls in love.
As You Like It is Rosalind’s play as Hamlet is Hamlet’s. She alone joins Hamlet and Falstaff as absolute in wit and of the three she alone knows balance and proportion in living and is capable of achieving harmony.
– Harold Bloom, literary critic
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Hours after King’s final speech, punctuated by his immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.
It is a relationship that is breathtaking, hilarious and heart-stopping.
– The Independent, London
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton | Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Starring Geoffrey Arrend and Christina Hendricks
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award®, God of Carnage is a brash and hilarious exploration of human nature. After one 11-year-old is hit by another, their parents meet to find a mature resolution. As the evening wears on, the veneer of civility degenerates. What begins as protective parenting ends as an excuse to let loose the primordial beast buried in each of us.
A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment with an intellectual veneer.
– The New York Times
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