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Season 71: 2017-2018 The Captivating Season [show more] [show all]

Don't Dress For Dinner

by Marc Camoletti; adapted by Robin Hawdon; Directed by Suzanne J. Houbre
  • Sep 7-9, 2017, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 10, 2017, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 14-16, 2017, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 17, 2017, 2:30 PM

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?[read full story]

The Case Of The Crushed Petunias

by Tennessee Williams; Directed by Edward J. Maguire
  • Oct 5-7, 2017, 7:30 PM;
  • Oct 8, 2017, 2:30 PM

This is a short relatively unknown play by Tennessee Williams written in 1941. Set in Primandproper, Massachusetts, a salesman for "Life Incorporated" tries to convince a restless Cape Cod notions clerk to dance on the village green. The play wrestles with life's big questions in a tidy, humorous, poetic package. This is part of a[read full story]

The Weak Spot

by George Kelly; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Oct 5-7, 2017, 7:30 PM;
  • Oct 8, 2017, 2:30 PM

This satire illustrates how only too often superstition lies latent beneath the scoffing of the practical minded. Mr. West thinks the superstitions of Mrs. West are quite, quite silly. But when an old peddler woman reads the cards for Mrs. West, and coincidence proves her predictions not too far from the truth, Mr. West finds[read full story]

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang; Directed by Robin Richard
  • Nov 9-11, 2017, 7:30 PM;
  • Nov 12, 2017, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 16-18, 2017, 7:30 PM;
  • Nov 19, 2017, 2:30 PM

In this wickedly wonderful winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play from the master of comedy Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia's quiet, bucolic life is hilariously upended when their glamorous movie star sister arrives for the weekend with her brawny boy toy in tow. This rollicking and touching new comedy pays loving homage[read full story]

Anastasia

by Marcelle Maurette; adapted by Guy Bolton; Directed by Stephen R. Kay
  • Jan 11-13, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Jan 14, 2018, 2:30 PM;
  • Jan 18-20, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Jan 21, 2018, 2:30 PM

Recognizing the 100 year anniversary of this mystery! This crowd-pleasing classic was made into a film which featured an Oscar-winning performance by Ingrid Bergman who starred as 'Anya', the last surviving daughter of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Discovered as an amnesiac in a Berlin asylum by former Cossack 'prince' turned-taxi-driver Bounine, Anya is swept[read full story]

Hello Out There!

by William Saroyan; Directed by Edward J. Maguire
  • Feb 1-3, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Feb 4, 2018, 2:30 PM

The adventure of Photo Finish, an itinerant gambler, who is falsely arrested and jailed in a small Texas town. The only one who hears Photo's call for justice and understanding is Emily, a young girl who cooks for the prisoners. Photo gives all his money to Emily before being shot when a mob breaks into[read full story]

Mr. Lewis And Mrs. Wexel

by Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Feb 1-3, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Feb 4, 2018, 2:30 PM

Mr. Lewis, a widower, invites Mrs. Wexel, a widow who lives in the same Florida senior citizen center, up to his apartment to see his fish. This is part of a two-act offering, and pricing includes both acts.[read full story]

Theatrical Improv Showcase - March 2018

  • Mar 1, 2018, 7:30 PM

For four weeks, students have been exploring improvisational performance as a theatrical art form. They worked hard, and were encouraged to take risks in a supportive environment that fostered listening, creativity, fun, and acceptance. Now, you can come and watch them perform a mini-showcase, where they have the opportunity to show off their new skills.[read full story]

Six Degrees Of Separation

by John Guare; Directed by Margo Wilson-Ruggiero
  • Mar 15-17, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Mar 18, 2018, 2:30 PM;
  • Mar 22-24, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Mar 25, 2018, 2:30 PM

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, claiming he knows their son at college. Paul tells them he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has[read full story]

How He Lied To Her Husband

by G. B. Shaw; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Apr 5-7, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Apr 8, 2018, 2:30 PM

A humorous and human observation about a husband, his wife and her lover, this is a thinly veiled farce of George Bernard Shaw's wildly successful play Candida. The play is an amusing tale that involves the blurred lines of infidelity, budding romance, and the fear of being caught by the better half. A married, aristocratic[read full story]

Wanda's Visit

by Christopher Durang; Directed by Eric R. Paradis
  • Apr 5-7, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • Apr 8, 2018, 2:30 PM

This is a comic, somewhat realistic play about a married couple, Jim and Marsha, who are a bit restless in their relationship, and who have their lives thrown into disarray by the visit of Wanda, Jim's high school girl friend who has suddenly shown up. Wanda can't stop talking, she flirts inappropriately with the husband,[read full story]

God Of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza; translated by Christopher Hampton; Directed by Edward J. Maguire
  • May 10-12, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • May 13, 2018, 2:30 PM;
  • May 17-19, 2018, 7:30 PM;
  • May 20, 2018, 2:30 PM

Often described as a farcical comedy of manners - without manners, God Of Carnage centers on a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys which brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and[read full story]