2014-2015 Season

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Noah Smith

OCTOBER 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

NOVEMBER 1, 2 - 2014 at INSPIRATION STUDIOS

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull “respectable” life in 1888 Victorian London. He creates a formula to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish but oddly compassionate Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life while Jekyll’s middle-aged normalcy continues — until Hyde’s passions begin to turn up a body count.

A Charlie Brown Christmas and Other Holiday Classics

DECEMBER 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14,
19, 20, 21 - 2014

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

BY DR. SEUSS

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

BY CHARLES M SCHULZ
BASED ON THE TELEVISION SPECIAL BY BILL MELENDEZ AND LEE MENDELSON
STAGE ADAPTATION BY ERIC SCHAEFFER
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH ARTHUR WHITELAW AND RUBY PERSSON

Produced by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

GOOD KING WENCESLAS

TEXT BY JOHN MASON NEALE
13TH CENTURY ENGLISH TRADITIONAL TUNE

All In The Timing

FEBRUARY 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 & MARCH 1, 2015

SURE THING  Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet and asks: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?

THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE brings together Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, and Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. Their lesson sends them off into a display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics—and, of course, true love.

PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD is a parodic musical vignette in trademark Glassian style, with the celebrated composer having a moment of existential crisis in a bakery.

THE PHILADELPHIA presents a young man in a restaurant who has fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for. His only way out of the dilemma? To ask for the opposite of what he wants.

 VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY shows us the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber’s ax he’s discovered in his head.

Moon Over Buffalo

APRIL 17, 18, 24, 25; MAY 1, 2, 3, 2015

Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

AUGUST 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2015

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
ADAPTED BY LENNY BANOVEZ

This classic Shakespearean comedy involves three intertwined stories.  Four young lovers try to escape their parents arrangements by going into the enchanted woods, only to become the playthings to the fairies that live there.  The King and Queen of the Fairies lose sight of their love for each other in the midst of jealousy.   A group of rough craftsmen attempt to stage a production of Pyramus and Thisby for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.   In the end, love conquers all.

 

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