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2012-2013 Season

Join us for our 24th Season as we bring you our company's trademark mix of bold productions of Shakespeare, exciting new works, popular stories for children of all ages, and modern classics featuring the region's favorite performers and artists.

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Show Dates

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield

The History Channel meets The Three Stooges

Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in a wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. Through an irreverent, fast-paced romp, these pranksters introduce you to Shakespeare via a cooking show, a football game, and even a rap song! Prior knowledge of the Bard? Unnecessary!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

September 12 - October 7, 2012
Margeson Theater

By David Mamet

A gripping, no-holds-barred courtroom drama

Fresh off Broadway, this high-voltage drama tackles the most incendiary topic of our time. Three attorneys, two black and one white, are called on to represent a wealthy white man charged with assaulting a young black woman. With the palpable tension of a fierce cross-examination and no shortage of wry humor, Race fearlessly challenges our perceptions of race, guilt, justice, and truth.

Race contains strong adult language and mature themes. Recommended for adult audiences and older teenagers.

October 10 - November 11, 2012
Goldman Theater

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of "A Christmas Carol"
By David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Junior

A hilarious spoof of the beloved Dickens classic

When the ladies of the Farndale Dramatic Society get their hands on A Christmas Carol, anything can happen and it does. Missing actors, a special appearance by Santa Claus, a few show-stopping tunes, and audience participation guarantee a night the entire family will never forget. This raucously funny play-within-a-play is perfect for all ages.

Farndale Avenue… is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

November 28 - December 30, 2012
Margeson Theater

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's emotionally gripping thriller of jealousy, passion, and revenge

Othello, a celebrated general, yet an outsider, defies social convention and marries Desdemona, a Venetian aristocrat. Enter Othello's most trusted lieutenant, the "honest" Iago, who nurses a vengeful hate for his commander. As Iago draws Othello and the audience into a spider web of half-truths, scandal is fueled – families and friendships destroyed – until a "trifle light as air" tragically unravels them all.

Suitable for teens and adults, Othello contains onstage violence and sexual innuendo. Concerned parents and theater-goers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.

January 23 - March 16, 2013
Margeson Theater

Sense and Sensibility
Adapted by Jon Jory | From the novel by Jane Austen

Jane Austen's classic tale of flirtation and folly

When a lack of luck makes for difficult marriage prospects, the Dashwood sisters set sail on the volatile seas of courtship. The sisters soon discover that neither reserved Elinor's common sense nor Marianne's impulsive passion offers the key to happiness. Scandalous secrets, burning betrayals, and unexpected twists line the path to true love in this fresh adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

Sense and Sensibility is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

February 6 - March 17, 2013
Margeson Theater

Titus Andronicus
By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's bloodiest blockbuster of vengeance and madness

Shocking, savage, and outrageously entertaining - Titus Andronicus is a cataclysmic cycle of revenge between the families of Titus, the great Roman general, and Tamora, the sadistic Queen of the Goths. Each of their barbarous and diabolical acts begets more brutal acts of retaliation. Theatrically vivid and surprisingly moving, Titus Andronicus is what a summer blockbuster would be if it were written by the world's great genius of language and theater.

Older teenagers, as well as some adults, may find the graphic scenes of violence and the play's explicit sexual content disturbing. Concerned parents and theatergoers may want to contact the Box Office for more information.

March 27 - April 28, 2013
Goldman Theater


Show Dates

The Exit Interview
By William Missouri Downs

A comic look at existential uncertainty and metaphysical isolation

Dick Fig is getting the hatchet from an unctuous HR pawn at a nameless university. His exit interview gets off to a rocky start when a masked gunman rampages through the campus. Downs' witty play ricochets through Brechtian interludes, a pair of politically-radicalized cheerleaders, a pompous newsman, and two German doctors debating science and religion on C-SPAN before reaching its surprising conclusion.

The Exit Interview contains strong adult language and mature themes. Recommended for adult audiences and older teenagers.

September 27 - October 21, 2012
Mandell Studio Theater

The Odyssey
Adapted by Charlie Bethel | From the epic poem by Homer

Shipwrecks, sirens, and sex goddesses meet cannibalism, death, and revenge

Acclaimed solo artist Charlie Bethel (Beowulf) re-imagines Homer's famous myth in a faithful yet utterly accessible format for those who slept through Greek Lit. Voyage across land and sea, through the underworld to the top of Mt. Olympus with the brave and courageous hero, Odysseus, as he valiantly seeks his homeland and the arms of his wife and child. You're sure to recognize yourself in this sometimes comic, often harrowing, but always thrilling, epic adventure.

The Odyssey is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

February 14 - March 17, 2012
Mandell Studio Theater


Show Dates

Adapted by Brandon Roberts | From the story by the Brothers Grimm

When the shoe fits, the unlikeliest of girls becomes a princess

Cinderella has completed her chores, but her ball gown is ruined and her evil Stepmother and two obnoxious Stepsisters have already left for the ball. Told with help from the younger members of the audience, the whole family will be captivated by the lively and spirited staging of the classic fairy tale. [read more]

Cinderella is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

June 21 - July 29, 2012
Goldman Theater

A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by Robert Reale | Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

A Broadway musical for the whole family

A Tony Award Nominee for Best Musical, this whimsical story celebrates an unlikely friendship between an eternally optimistic Frog and a rather grumpy Toad as they try to keep their sleds on the ground, kites in the air, and themselves from devouring cookies. Their friendship flourishes through triumphs and challenges, sending a heart-warming message to the whole family.

A Year with Frog and Toad is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

October 18 - November 17, 2012 Margeson Theater

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Adapted from the book by Harry Allard & James Marshall
Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing

Stand up and cheer for this musical touchdown

Miss Nelson's students, the Smedley Elementary School Tornadoes, haven't won a single game and are the worst football team in the state. She enlists Coach Viola Swamp to whip the team into shape and save the day! Join the students on a hilarious musical romp that takes you from the classroom to the gridiron.

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day is considered a family show and is suitable for most audiences.

April 4 - May 5, 2013
Margeson Theater

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