2019-20 SEASON

Antigone 
by Sophocles
Directed by Michael O’Steen


September 27-29 & October 4-6 2019

In the aftermath of a civil war, King Creon decrees that Polynices, the slain leader of the rebellion against Thebes, shall go unburied. Judging this against the law of the gods, Antigone, the fiancee of Creon’s son, buries her brother Polynices, setting up a showdown within the family and over the power of the state. Sophocles’ timeless tale of rebellion, power, and higher purposes still crackles with vitality some 2500 years after its first performance. Which is the most just, and what should we follow, the law of the gods or the laws of men?

September 27 at 8pm            October 4 at 8pm
September 28 at 8pm            October 5 at 8pm
September 29 at 2pm            October 6 at 2pm

 

Men on Boats
by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Jennifer Rhoads


November 15-17 & 22-24 2019

It’s 1869 and famed explorer John Wesley Powell leads a quartet of boats down the Grand Canyon to chart the course of the Colorado River. He takes with him 10 explorers, each with his own motivations, history, and peculiarities. Playing to great acclaim in New York and elsewhere, Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men on Boats takes Powell’s whitewater voyage and gives it a 21st century twist, where this men’s world is performed only by women for uproarious and profound results.

November 15 at 8pm           November 22 at 8pm
November 16 at 8pm           November 23 at 8pm
November 17 at 2pm           November 24 at 2pm

Carrie: the musical
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and Music by Michael Gore
Directed by Bob E. Gasper


February 28-March 1 & March 6-8 2020

It’s prom. Do you know where Carrie is? Stephen King’s tale of Carrie, the troubled, telekinetic teenager, has thrilled readers and film audiences, as well as baffling theatre critics after a disastrous 1988 Broadway debut. In this updated version, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore, the creators have gone back to King’s novel and brought the spine-tingling into the 21st century, recapturing the gripping and tragic tale of Carrie.

February 28 at 8pm          March 6 at 8pm
February 29 at 8pm          March 7 at 2pm
March 1 at 2pm                March 8 at 2pm

The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Michael O’Steen


May 1-3 & 8-10 2020

Acclaimed satirist Christopher Durang takes on the theatre and Catholic school in his hilarious companion one-acts, The Actor’s Nightmare and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You. After George has to go on for an ill actor, it’s not clear what show it is or even who wrote the play! But, the stakes become more and more real as the play moves toward a bewildering climax. In Sister Mary, the eponymous nun has a nightmare of her own as a group of students confront their former teacher. Amid the confessions and dogma, Durang exposes those truths that cause us to laugh as well as cry.

May 1 at 8pm        May 8 at 8pm
May 2 at 8pm        May 9 at 8pm
May 3 at 2pm        May 10 at 2pm


 

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