54th Season

 

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 The Game’s Afoot – by Ken Ludwig • September 6, 2013

Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when a guest is stabbed, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks turn deadly. It’s up to Gillette, assuming the persona of his most famous role, to track down the killer before another victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop as one tantalizing clue leads to another in this glittering 1936 whodunit.  Directed by Judy Wind

 


 

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Man of La Mancha – by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion • November 1, 2013

Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant have been thrown into a dungeon by the Spanish Inquisition. Their fellow prisoners attack them and set up a mock trial. In his defense Cervantes offers up a play. They are drawn into the tales of Cervantes’ classic character, Don Quixote, the knight-errant who tilts at windmills and champions a harlot whom he sees as the fair maiden Dulcinea. His poignant tale is the story of Everyman’s adventure, of Everyman’s Impossible Dream. Directed by Tom Chamberlain

 


 

Road to Mecca – by Athol Fugard • January 10, 2014Mecca

This awarding winning drama focuses on Miss Helen, a reclusive widow who sculpts a creative collection of concrete statues, creating her own “Mecca” of freedom amid the rigid political landscape of 1970’s South Africa. Elsa, a restless young schoolteacher, sees the light of humanity in Helen and her art. She travels hundreds of miles to support Helen in a time of crisis. The local minister, Marius Byleveld, wants to move Miss Helen to an old folks’ home, however, she refuses to relinquish her dreams and independence. Directed by Tricia Dickinson

 


 

Good Men

A Few Good Men – by Aaron Sorkin • March 7, 2014

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Directed by Keith Distel

 


 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! – by Joe DoPietro, Jimmy RobertsLove you • May 9, 2014

This celebration of relationships takes on the truths and myths of our journey “to connect”. Moving through the seasons of dating, love and marriage, the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, anniversaries, midlife, and the pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious musical revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face and to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’ Directed by Pat Myers