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Season 65: 2011-2012 [show more] [show all]

I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Sep 15-17, 2011, 8:00 PM;
  • Sep 18, 2011, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 22-24, 2011, 8:00 PM;
  • Sep 25, 2011, 2:30 PM

Unemployed TV star Andrew Rally relocates to New York City, and is offered a job playing Hamlet for the summer theater. The one big problem: He hates Hamlet and Shakespeare. He soon gets an offer to return to the small screen. TV or not TV? The ghost of John Barrymore appears to convince Andrew to[read full story]

The Lepers of Penikese

by Raymond P. Veary, Jr. ; Directed by Edward J. Maguire
  • Oct 7-8, 2011, 8:00 PM;
  • Oct 9, 2011, 2:30 PM

A new play by New Bedford resident Ray Veary inaugurates Your Theatre, Inc.'s 65th Season "New Works Staged Reading Series". This is a program supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The play focuses on Penikese[read full story]

How I Learned to Drive

by Paula Vogel; Directed by Juli L. Parker
  • Nov 10-12, 2011, 8:00 PM;
  • Nov 13, 2011, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 17-19, 2011, 8:00 PM;
  • Nov 20, 2011, 2:30 PM

"How I Learned to Drive" is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubled relationship between a young girl and an older man. It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.[read full story]

Gee's Bend

by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder; Directed by Cynthia J. Messier
  • Jan 19-21, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • Jan 22, 2012, 2:30 PM;
  • Jan 26-28, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • Jan 29, 2012, 2:30 PM

Winner of the 2008 New Play Award by the American Theater Critics Association, the play depicts the turbulent history of African-Americans in the 20th century. GEES BEND focuses on a single family in the community of Gees Bend, AL famous for the beautiful quilts created by the women that grew up there. Gospel songs weave[read full story]

Mark Twain Talks

  • Feb 17-18, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • Feb 19, 2012, 2:30 PM

Long before he had white hair and wore his famous white suit, Mark Twain was touring the country - and the world - entertaining packed houses every evening with his wit, wisdom, and musery. This show is based on those live performances and have entertained audiences aged 10 to 100. Twain's humorous, wise, and slightly[read full story]

The Night of the Iguana

by Tennessee Williams; Directed by Robin Richard
  • Mar 15-17, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • Mar 18, 2012, 2:30 PM;
  • Mar 22-24, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • Mar 25, 2012, 2:30 PM

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award, this classic play is about the search for purpose and connection at the dawn of World War II. Set at a struggling resort on the coast of Mexico, characters cross paths in various states of crisis. These visitors confront each other and themselves in one of Williams[read full story]

Moon Over Buffalo

by Ken Ludwig; Directed by Bob Gillet
  • May 10-12, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • May 13, 2012, 2:30 PM;
  • May 16-17, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • May 19, 2012, 8:00 PM;
  • May 20, 2012, 2:30 PM

George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s, receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom. Unfortunately for the Hays, everything that could go wrong does in this hilarious farce.[read full story]