FALL SHOWS AND DATES
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Sept. 27-29; Oct. 4-6
by Sophokles, translated by Anne Carson
An ancient story with a contemporary voice. Using a variety of theatrical styles, this collaborative piece will highlight creative design and direction to explore the opposing worlds of man’s law vs. God’s law.
“A fresh, contemporary adaptation of Sophokles' tragedy from T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson. When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, Antigone refuses to allow his body to be left unburied beyond the city walls. Defying her uncle who governs, she forges ahead with a funeral alone, placing personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.” - Amazon.
Nov. 8-10, 15-17
By Lauren Gunderson
A celebration of discovery, originality and curiosity, based on a true story.
“When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.” – Dramatist’s Play Service.
Feb. 14-16, 21-23
Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
An abstract, self-contained song cycle about the choices we make when confronted with change, loss, and opportunity.
“…every song in the show is essentially about the same thing: those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes… But it’s even more about surviving those moments. It's about the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds.” – Scott Miller
“Brown’s song cycle is absolutely its own thing: sixteen self-contained numbers, threaded together by musical and thematic motifs, each a story in itself. Its numbers manage to be both catchy and complex, but they are all character pieces with ample opportunities for actors.” – Variety
April 4-6, 11-13
The Taming of the Shrew
By William Shakespeare
A challenging approach to a classic play – a look at Shakespeare’s “problem” play through a contemporary viewpoint. How can this piece speak into relationships in modern culture?
“The Taming of the Shrew is a classic Shakespeare comedy and one of the playwright’s most popular works. It’s based on the proverbial war between the sexes, and the plot pits an opportunistic, 16th-century lord against a headstrong woman, whom he is wooing in order to acquire her substantial dowry…Taming of the Shrew examines the eternal essence of love, whether power, infatuation or real partnership. Petruchio imagines that molding his bride into a respectful wife will produce a mutually agreeable relationship. The couple’s continuous tussle is counterbalanced by a blissful, naive romance between Lucentio and Bianca, perceived as the ideal woman thanks to her modesty and mild disposition. Bianca has other suitors but cannot marry until Kate has wed…Shakespeare’s 430-year-old play is a timeless romp that entertains and brings new insights to the dynamics of relationships.” – Best of New Orleans.