After surviving the hardest year of our theatrical (and personal) lives, we are beyond proud and excited to announce SEASON 2016! Continuing our nomad lifestyle, we will be producing a slew of “Pop-Up Plays” around town. You won’t know when, where or who, but we can guarantee that they will be new, exciting and worth the wait. As always, we are accepting new scripts to produce, so if you fancy yourself a playwright, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we will be putting on two full productions. In the Spring we will give you The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) by JoAnne Bogart and Eric Rockwell. Directed by Carol Zombro, this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago.
Playing this Fall and directed by Benjamin Hooper we will present Endgame by Samuel Becket: A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, Endgame is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death. Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work. Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time.
In case all of that isn’t enough, you will find Carol around town teaching Playcare classes, and you can always email us to request private lessons or invite us to fancy up your next shindig!
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