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Presenting our entire 2016-17 season, including descriptions, play dates and theaters
Corners: a theatrical screed
by John Morris and Holly Morris
Black Box Theater, March 23-April 2
Originally developed by New Vision Theatre in 1996 and still bitingly relevant, Corners follows a moment in the lives of four babies in a nursery. This play examines how the adults in these children’s lives have failed them. Each child gets the opportunity to see a pivotal moment in their future lives. With movement, song, dance and multimedia, this production is this year’s Thespians’ Choice, produced, staged and presented by members of Academy Theatre Thespians Troupe #5273. This show benefits travel to International Thespian Festival.
The Skin of Our Teeth
by Thornton Wilder
Lowden Theater, May 4-13
Completed by the author less than a month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (1942) broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, and satire, and elements of the comic strip, Thornton Wilder depicts an Everyman Family as it narrowly escapes one end-of-the-world disaster after another, from the Ice Age to flood to war.
Playwright Paula Vogel states in her foreword for the new edition of the play, “For an American dramatist, all roads lead back to Thornton Wilder…THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH was a remarkable gift to an America entrenched in catastrophe, a tribute to the trait of human endurance.”
Past Shows in our Current Season:
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Broadway Edition)
Lowden Theater, February 16 – March 4
This new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical gives us a contemporary take on the classic tale, which features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. There are also some new characters and surprising twists. This is great, new family fun!
The Annual Dance Drama by Jeneane Huggins
Lowden Theater, December 8-17
Putting on the paper hat does not mean that you are the life of the party. You may still feel alone. Paper hats make people smile, but not for the same reasons. How do you perceive the person in the paper hat?
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Lowden Theater, November 10-19
Don’t say the name.
Unlikely Scottish king Macbeth ascends to the throne while descending into madness in this reinvented, presentational production of the Scottish tragedy.
Not recommended for children under 12 – Parents Strongly Cautioned
Up the Down Staircase
by Christopher Sergel from the Book by Bel Kaufman
Black Box Theater, October 13-22
“Keep on file in numerical order,” means throw in wastebasket.
“Let it be a challenge,” means you’re stuck with it.
“Interpersonal relationships,” means a fight between kids.
“It has come to my attention,” means you’re in trouble.
Soon, first year teacher Sylvia Barrett finds herself the most involved person in the school—involved in the start of a romance and in a near war with a discipline-over-everything administrator, but most of all, involved in the unexpected and sometimes heartbreaking problems of her students.
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