October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 2016
BY SARAH RUHL
A reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.
2016 Young Person’s Playwriting Project
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 2016
A show created by project participants in sessions over the summer. Developed from discussions including, “What is a Play,” “The Art of Playwriting,” and using techniques of improvisation, free association, and research, this will be a great experience brought by new upcoming talent. The participants will determine what is created, and how the plays will be performed. Four middle and high school students spent the summer and into the fall creating scripts for this seasons 'Young Persons Playwright Project’
A Doll’s House
March 24, 25, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 2017
BY HENRIK IBSEN
ADAPTED BY FRANK MCGUINNESS
Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband. He, Torvald, has always done the thinking for the both of them. In order to save Torvald from a debt, and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald: Rather than being grateful to Nora, he is incapable of accepting the pride and self-sufficiency she demonstrated in taking care of him, and he accuses her of damaging his good name. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed, and Nora wakes to feelings of self awareness for the first time in her life. Torvald is not the man she thought she knew. They are husband and wife, yes, but they are strangers as well.
She Kills Monsters
February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 2017
BY QUI NGUYEN
She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.
32nd Annual Original One Act Festival
Group A – JUNE 2, 10, 16 – 7:30 PM, JUNE 18 – 2:00 PM
Group B – JUNE 3, 9, 17 – 7:30 PM, JUNE 11TH – 2:00 PM
The Village Playhouse’s Original One Act Festival has been an ongoing project for 30 years, making it the longest running festival of its kind in the state. The festival is intended to give playwrights a means to see their work move from the paper to the stage. Working together, a playwright, a director, a cast, and a crew develop and polish scripts for presentation to an audience over the course of three weekends.
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everyone’s stories are true
August 11TH, 12TH, 18TH, 19TH, 25TH, 26TH, 27TH
Inspiration Studios, 2017
AN ORIGINAL WORK IN THREE ACTS BY SABLEY SABIN
everyone’s stories are true, is a collage of human experiences, reflections on language, relationship, and our need to both connect and stand alone.