Season 2000-2001

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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Joanna Rotté
October 3-8 & 10-15, 2000

In 17th-century England, revolution swept through the land, enveloping every class and corner of the country. During this time of great political change and religious fervor - when anything seemed possible and nothing seemed certain - the people rose up against the King. This riveting play shows the amazed excitement of ordinary people taking hold of their own lives for the first time. More Information...

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Uncle Vanya

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Harriet Power November
14-19 & November 28-December 3, 2000

What happens when your best friend falls in love with the beautiful woman you adore and, at the same time, your niece falls in love with your best friend? And what's more, this woman you adore happens to be married to your dead sister's husband! Chekhov's zany humor and timeless genius are showcased in a fresh translation by Paul Schmidt, who has been acclaimed for his "ability to make the Russian dramatist sing in American English." (Stagebill)  More Information...

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By Tom Stoppard
Directed by James J. Christy
February 13-18 & February 20-25, 2001

Two groups of people separated by 200 years occupy the same room in Sidley Park, an English country estate. As the action moves back and forth from the early 19th century to the present, two competing historians unravel a mystery tinged with scandal, romance, and intrigue. The shifting time frames and intricate plot combine with Stoppard's dazzling wordplay to make Arcadia a thoroughly captivating theatrical event. More Information...

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Children of Eden

Book by John Caird
Music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby
Directed by Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A
March 27 - April 8 & April 17-22, 2001

From the creators of Godspell, Pippin, and Les Miserables comes an epic musical fable about parents, children, faith...not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Inspired by the stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the flood, Children of Eden is an exploration of the timeless conflicts between parents and children. With its uplifting ballads and joyous melodies, Children of Eden is an inspirational musical for the whole family.

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