To Kill a Mockingbird
Dramatized by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee
August 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20
Join us in a special commemoration of the life of Harper Lee as we present this beloved classic whose themes are just as relevant today as in 1960, when the novel won the Pulitzer Prize. In a small Alabama town in 1935, young Scout becomes aware of the conflict and violence simmering under the polite surface of her community when her attorney father takes the case of an innocent man for whom racial prejudice could lead to a possible death sentence. Scout learns a lesson about doing what is right even when it’s difficult when her father explains why he took the case — “Because if I didn’t, I couldn’t hold my head up.”
by William Shakespeare
October 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22
“Something wicked this way comes.” “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” “Out, out, brief candle.” October is the perfect time to transport you to the Scottish heath and a dark world of prophesies, pitched battles and gloomy castles. An enterprising man’s fierce ambition and impatience, spurred on by the ruthless grasping of his wife, lead him into a spiraling series of intrigues, crimes, terror and madness. Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy remains one of his most beloved and compelling due to its rich characters and lasting themes.
Scrooge the Musical
Book, Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
The only thing more heartwarming than the Charles Dickens classic at Christmas is this version with engaging songs and an expanded cast of lively characters. Closely following the original story of a miser’s redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve when he is visited by ghosts and led to review his past, present and future, the musical includes the song score from the 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney. Leslie Bricusse was nominated for an Academy Award for the score.
by Neil Simon
January 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11
As Jake struggles with his next novel and his on-the-rocks marriage, he explores his relationships with the women in his life and where he has gone wrong. We follow his meandering journey of memories, flashbacks, invention, and sudden real encounters in this largely autobiographical play that blends comedy with drama. Jake’s women include a revered first wife killed in an accident, a college-aged daughter, a bossy sister, an opinionated therapist, a current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a bubbly woman whose date with Jake goes horribly awry. Alan Alda, who played Jake on Broadway, was nominated for a Tony Award.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
March 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy-toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely, young aspiring actress whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. This is a sophisticated, clever, contemporary comedy which won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.
Rated PG-13 for mature themes/language.
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
May 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
This delightful musical follows the transformation story of sorority girl Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. After discovering the law can be used to help others, she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal to use her newfound skills defending a workout queen in a murder trial. The show opened on Broadway in 2007, was nominated for several Tony awards, and has since been performed all around the world. Join us for an evening that one reviewer described as “ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish” (The Independent).