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2013-2014 Season

Crimes of the Heart  (Photo Gallery)

 by Beth Henley                                                                                      

 October 2-6, 2013

A Pulitzer Prize winner and Ms. Henley’s first play, Crimes is the heart-warming, irreverent and hilarious story of the three Magrath sisters who gather at the family home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to await the death of their ailing grandfather.  Lennie, thirty and alone, Meg, a failed nightclub singer, and Babe who has just shot her husband because she “just didn’t like his stinking looks,” band together to escape the past and seize the future with spirit and love.

The Contrast  (Photo Gallery)

 by Royall Tyler                                                                                   

November 20-24, 2013 

The Contrast is important historically as the first comedy written by an American citizen and professionally produced, but more importantly, it is the tale of the virtuous Maria who is promised to the affected Mr. Dimple.  She happens to meet young Colonel Manly, fresh from fighting in the Revolutionary War, and she knows where her heart truly lies.  In the tradition of Restoration comedy of manners, The Contrast celebrates American honesty and simplicity over the excesses of European affectation.

Urinetown (Photo Gallery)

 by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann                                  

 February 26-March 2, 2014                                                 

An outrageous and uproarious satire inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, the brand-new musical Urinetown is set in a Gotham-like city ravaged by a 20-year drought.  Water is worth its weight in gold, and all private toilets are banned.  A large corporation regulates the public amenities, charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs.  Amid the people, a young hero decides he’s had enough and incites a revolution to lead them to freedom in this comedic romp.

The Firebugs (Photo Gallery)

by Max Firsch                                                                          

April 23-27, 2014

In Max Frisch’s dark comedy “morality play without a lesson”, arsonists are tearing apart the city.  Who is responsible? Not Biedermann, he’s no firebug!  No, he’s a businessman, respected in his community-the kind of man who opens his home to those down on their luck. Sometimes the greatest danger comes from a fine upstanding citizen who minds his own business.  Will Biedermann light the fuse that burns down his own home?

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