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2014/2015 Season

Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
September 19 - October 19, 2014
A Tony nominee for Best Play, Time Stands Still is a witty, intelligent examination of the power of war against the backdrop of the homefront. Sarah and James – a photographer and a journalist – share a passion for the adrenaline rush caused from reporting stories from the world’s deadliest war zones. When Sarah is wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq, she returns home with James to the safety of New York. Pressed to consider a more “conventional” life, Sarah must face her addiction to the drama and chaos of war.
  * Recommended for High School and up. Contains adult language.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily by Katie Forgette
November 21 - December 21,2014
The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this comic take on the classic sleuth. Wilde’s muse, actress Lillie Langtry, is being blackmailed over intimate letters she exchanged with the Prince of Wales. In a fast-paced ride full of surprises and disguises, Holmes and Watson must do whatever it takes to help their friends while facing their greatest foe.
  * Recommended for ages 9 and up. Contains some stage violence.

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
February 13 - March 15, 2015
This boisterous and charming comedy of manners offers a generous-hearted take on chaos, courtship, and the dysfunctional family. Kate Hardcastle has found the man of her dreams, unfortunately he’s too shy around “upper class women” and can only comfortably converse with the servants. Luckily her step-brother has convinced her suitor that Kate’s a working class girl. In order to overcome her beau’s shyness Kate must go along with the ruse and “stoop to conquer.” Our production will be a sumptuous celebration of the gorgeous language, elegant costumes, and outright hilarity of Goldsmith’s classic.
  * Recommended for middle school and up.

I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner
April 3 - May 3,2015
Tony Award winner for best play. Midge and Nat are two elderly men fearing irrelevancy who meet in Central Park to escape and combat the realities of life. Together they fight injustice, spin fantasies, and form a friendship full of comic genius. Our production reunites Tom Parker and Billy Harden as Nat and Midge -roles they’ve played for director Don Toner in 1989 and 1998 productions. As Toner says, “They’re damn near old enough to play the parts now.”
  * Recommended for High School and up. Contains some adult language and stage violence.

Chicago music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
May 22 - June 28, 2015
This multiple award-winning musical tells a universal tale of fame, fortune, murder, and all that jazz with one show-stopping number after another. Set in prohibition-era Chicago and based on actual crimes from the era, Chicago is a satire packed with glamour and glitz and a host of unforgettable characters including murdering chorus girl, Roxie Hart who attempts to make the most of her sudden fame, vaudevillian Velma Kelly and the Merry Murderesses of Murders' Row trying to keep the limelight focused on themselves, and their sweet-talking, fast-dealing lawyer, Billy Flynn.
  * Recommended for middle school and up.


Plus a special bonus production...

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
January 9-25, 2015
Hailed as “daring, rousing and provocative” by Entertainment Weekly, The Mountaintop is a bold re-imagining of the last night of the historic life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Exhausted from delivering a significant speech, Dr. King rests in his room at the Lorraine Motel when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young maid compels him to confront his own humanity and the fate of our nation. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop’s “soul-stirring” (Variety) storytelling fuses theatricality with spirituality to reach a summit that will leave audiences breathless.

 

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