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Watch on
the Rhine

by lian Hellman
directed by Mary James

January 18 - February 3
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

After 20 years of marriage, American born Sara Muller brings her German husband Kurt and their three children to visit her mother and brother just outside Washington D.C.  in the late spring of 1940.  Kurt has been deeply involved in anti-fascist activities, and the family has been moving around for many years.  The visit to the home of the wealthy Farellys should be a restful vacation, but the family idyll is threatened by the presence of Fanny Farelly’s other houseguests, the impoverished Romanian count, Teck de Brancovis and his wife.  This classic play by Lillian Hellman brings intrigue, drama and an exploration of the insidious ease with which fascism can infect people’s hearts and minds.

A Flea in Her Ear

by Georges Feydeau
Adaptation by David Ives
directed by Toph Wallace

March 29- April 14
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

A classic French farce by Georges Feydeau adapted by David Ives has a laugh a minute.  The premise is simple, Madame Chandebise suspects her husband of cheating, and with the help of her best friend sets out to entrap and catch him.  Of course, the plan goes awry, with a host of characters running around and confusing everything and everyone.  Mistaken identities, a jealous Spaniard, the crazy family doctor and more will put the audience in stitches, but of course everyone will wind up in the right place in the end – this is a comedy after all!

Jesus Christ
Superstar

by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Tim Rice

directed by Shelagh Grasso

June 18 - June 23
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

This 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice started as a rock concept album before it made its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical tells the biblical story of Jesus and the last several days of his life.  Loosely based on the Gospels, the musical focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. The story is told from the point of view of disciple Judas, and it focuses on Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr.

33 Variations

by Moises Kaufman
directed by Michael Whitehill

September 6- September 22
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

A recent play by Moises Kaufman examining the creative process of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and the journey of Katherine Brandt, a musicologist determined to understand why the composer was driven to write thirty-three distinct variations on a single, simple theme.  The humanity of both characters and the audience are explored in this music-filled play that features a pianist playing onstage.

The Importance
of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
directed by Sylvia Maloney

November 1 - November 17
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

"A Trivial Comedy for Serious People"

This play is Oscar Wilde’s charming gift to the world of theatre, full of witty, subtle banter and the ingenious use of words that takes advantage of their multiple meanings.  It revolves around two dashing Victorian-era gentlemen who believe that a bachelor need not be Earnest unless of course the woman he loves demands it of him.  When each of their lady loves claim to only love men called Ernest, each of the men struggle to maintain his own charade. They all become entangled in a delightful romp of mistaken identities, secret engagements, and an elaborate plot which ridicules Victorian sensibilities while producing an evening of hilarious comedy for the audience.

WATCH ON
THE RHINE
A FLEA IN HER EAR
JESUS CHRIST
SUPERSTAR
33 VARIATIONS
THE IMPORTANCE
OF BEING EARNEST