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Locally-produced professional live theater since
THE LAST ROMANCE by Joe DiPietro
Romantic Comedy • September 11 - October 19, 2014
A crush can make anyone feel young again — even a widower like Ralph Bellini. On an ordinary day like any other, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk — and it leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, he attempts to woo the elegant but distant Carol Reynolds. He defies Carol's reticence — and his sister Rose's jealousy — and embarks on the trip of a lifetime regaining a happiness that had seemed all but lost. THE LAST ROMANCE is a heartwarming comedy about the transformative power of love and seizing life with a passion.
HARVEY by Mary Chase
American Classic • October 30 - December 14, 2014
Elwood P. Dowd is a most affable man. His best friend is Harvey, a six foot, three-and-one-half inch rabbit, who he introduces to everyone he meets. Elwood's sister Veta, a social climber, finds his behavior too embarrassing - not to mention an impediment to finding a mate for her daughter, Myrtle Mae. Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium, but when they arrive at the hospital it's Veta who gets committed while the mild-mannered Elwood has a strange influence on the staff. But, just before Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him a "perfectly normal human being", Veta relents, realizing she'd rather have Elwood the same as always — carefree and kind — even if it also means living with Harvey.
IRIS by Danny Eaton
NEW Contemporary Play • January 8 - February 15, 2015
This new play has been described as a mix of both mystery and magical realism. Terry Davis, a young woman, is a much loved patient in a long term critical care facility. She's been there for several years, under the watchful eye of Etta, the head nurse, and now Dr. Root, the new staff physician. Her parents, Alice and Hal, and their parish priest, visit regularly, always praying for a miracle and hoping she will somehow emerge from her coma. Then something happens - a discovery that will change all of their lives, and bring Detective Phil Donnelly to the hospital.
ONE SLIGHT HITCH by Lewis Black
Comedy • February 26 - April 4, 2015
It's 1981; Doc and Delia Coleman have a comfortable suburban life, and today is the day of their daughter Courtney's wedding to the wealthy and spotlessly groomed Harper. The flowers have been ordered, and the caterers are due to arrive soon with the wedding cake. Youngest daughter PB will get dressed - if she can tear herself away from her Walkman, and middle daughter Melanie, a nurse who has just finished her shift, could use a drink. Pandemonium ensues when Ryan, a latter day Jack Kerouac type, and Courtney's former fiancé shows up. ONE SLIGHT HITCH reunites Lewis Black with our Director Rand Foerster — the two of them ran New York's West Bank Theatre during the 1980's.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown
Contemporary Musical • April 16 - May 24, 2015
Jamie is a writer, about to have his first book published. Cathy is a struggling actress. Theirs is emotionally powerful and intimate story of falling both in - and out - of love over the five years of their relationship and marriage. The plays unconventional and fascinating structure has Cathy telling her story backwards, while Jamie tells his story chronologically, and they meet only once in the middle of the show at their wedding when the timelines intersect. A Drama Desk award winner for outstanding music and lyrics, THE LAST FIVE YEARS is a strikingly heartfelt love story.
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