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Season 61: 2007-2008 [show more] [show all]

The Water Widow

by Raymond P. Veary, Jr. ; Directed by Susan Fournier
  • Jul 26-29, 2007, 8:00 PM

The play, a type of monument and a tribute to all the brave wives of the fishermen who risk their lives at sea, tells the tale of a local Portuguese Woman, born in 1911, who falls in love, marries a local fisherman and eventually suffers his loss at sea. The play has been crafted in[read full story]

Communicating Doors

by Alan Acykbourn; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Sep 12-15, 2007, 8:00 PM;
  • Sep 16, 2007, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 19-22, 2007, 8:00 PM

The play revolves around Ms. Poopay Dayseer, a twenty-first century Sexual Consultant, who while peddling her services to an elderly hotel room client unexpectedly finds herself running for her life. Her flight through a communicating door brings her face to face with her own past and with the wife of her client who, twenty years[read full story]

I Take Your Hand In Mine

by Carol Rocamora; Directed by Cynthia J. Messier
  • Oct 11-14, 2007, 8:00 PM

Designed to be performed as a reading, this wonderful play presents the relationship between the playwright, Anton Chekhov, and the actress, Olga Knipper. From their meeting at a rehearsal of Chekhov’s Seagull, through their love affair and marriage, to his death five years later, we witness their six-year courtship and marriage brought vividly to life.[read full story]

A Doll's House

by Henrick Ibsen; adapted by Frank McGuinness; Directed by Edward J. Maguire
  • Nov 7-10, 2007, 8:00 PM;
  • Nov 11, 2007, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 14-17, 2007, 8:00 PM

The play centers on Nora Helmer a vibrant young housewife who suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband of eight years, Torvald, who does all the thinking for both of them. In order to save him from a debt and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan (without his knowledge and by[read full story]

Enchanted April

by Matthew Barber; from the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim; Directed by Robin Richard
  • Jan 16-19, 2008, 8:00 PM;
  • Jan 20, 2008, 2:30 PM;
  • Jan 23-26, 2008, 8:00 PM

Two discontented housewives in 1920s London decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages. They recruit two very different English women to share the cost; a bitter elderly woman and a beautiful young socialite. They all fall under the spell of Bella Italia. What they learn about love,[read full story]

Visiting Mr. Green

by Jeff Baron; Directed by Cynthia J. Messier
  • Mar 5-8, 2008, 8:00 PM;
  • Mar 9, 2008, 2:30 PM;
  • Mar 12-15, 2008, 8:00 PM

The play tells the story of young executive who nearly runs over octogenarian Mr. Green. The judge's sentence requires he visit the retired dry cleaner once a week for six months. What starts out as a humorous battle between cantankerousness and impatience grows into a moving story about friendship, honesty and caring. Visiting Mr. Green[read full story]

Humble Boy

by Charlotte Jones; Directed by Judy Lemay
  • May 7-10, 2008, 8:00 PM;
  • May 11, 2008, 2:30 PM;
  • May 14-17, 2008, 8:00 PM

Felix Humble, a Cambridge astro-physicist returns home to his bee keeping father's funeral in middle England, only to discover his difficult and domineering mother in the arms of another man. As he struggles to find his balance in the midst of familial chaos, what emerges is touching, funny and entertaining.[read full story]