OUR 2015-16 SEASON

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Judgment at Nuremberg by Abby Mann

Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Alan Mandell, and Harry Hamlin.

Abby Mann’s stage adaptation of his Oscar-winning drama follows a US-led war crimes tribunal as it weighs the fate of German judges. Richard Dreyfuss is Hans Rolfe, defense attorney for a fiercely independent jurist who once called Hitler “ill-mannered.” Is he guilty of heinous crimes against humanity, or was he merely enforcing his country’s sanctioned laws in the name of “national security?” Judgment at Nuremberg is an absorbing probe of the ethics of
personal responsibility versus public duty.

“Judgment at Nuremberg retains its power to move and provoke us.”
– Time

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 27, 2015
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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Starring Kate Burton, Jeanie Hackett, and Jane Kaczmarek. Directed by Jessica Kubzansky.

A close circle of small-town friends gathers in the beauty parlor owned by Truvy (Jane Kaczmarek). As the ladies primp for the wedding of Shelby, daughter of M’Lynn (Kate Burton), they exchange wisdom and wisecracks about life and love. Steel Magnolias beautifully balances laugh-out-loud moments with poignant emotional depth.

“...a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South.”
– Drama-Logue

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Saturday, October 24,, 2015 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 25,, 2015
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American Buffalo by David Mamet

A pivotal play in both David Mamet’s career and 20th century drama, American Buffalo seethes with ambition and irony. Mamet’s gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane, turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, surrounded by strangers’ discards, three men of different generations plan their heist. But their fates, like the nickel’s worn image of the beleaguered buffalo, may have been sealed long ago.

“A play which actually improves with use . . . [revealing] more of itself, shifted, modulated,
grown. And that, for me, is a powerful symptom of the theatrical masterpiece.”

– Benedict Nightingale, The New York Times

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Adapted by Christina Calvit

Charlotte Brontë’s landmark novel is brought to life in this illuminating adaptation by Christina Calvit. Orphaned Jane journeys from a harsh childhood to become the loving caregiver of a child at the mysterious manor of Mr. Rochester. She is drawn to her enigmatic employer, but when their dark pasts catch up with them, Jane must choose between her newfound security and her yearning for love and peace.

“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

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2015
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The Money Shot written and directed by Neil LaBute

Starring Jennifer Westfeldt

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and for aging Hollywood stars Karen and Steve that means contractual nudity clauses. On the eve of a “climactic” day of shooting, they finally tell their significant others what’s to come. After all, their careers need stimulation!

“An insightful, bloodletting Hollywood satire.”
– New York Times

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 31, 2016
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Fathers and Sons by Brian Friel, Directed by Martin Jarvis

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016
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As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Directed by Barry Creyton

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2016
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The Mountaintop by Katori Hall

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of 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 reveals his regrets as he and a hotel maid talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.

“It is a relationship that is breathtaking, hilarious and heart-stopping in its exchanges and in its speedy ability to reveal character and pull the audience into the ring.”
– The Independent,London

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, Directed by Rosalind Ayres

Starring Geoffrey Arrend

2009 Tony Award® -Winner God of Carnage is a brash and hilarious exploration of human nature that offers a tour de force for four actors. 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.”– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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We are working on a wonderful show to finish off our great season! Please stay tuned as we will be announcing this show soon.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 17, 2016

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