Season 2004-2005

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Art

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Harriet Power
October 5-17, 2004

"Director Harriet Power goes beyond playwright Yasmina Reza's sensitive examination of male friendship to make Art a comic-tragedy about the power of perception. Power succeeds in making one of the world's most-produced plays seem entirely original." -- Philadelphia Weekly

Art is an international theatrical sensation and comic tour de force about three men whose friendship is put to the test when one of them purchases an absurd - and absurdly priced - piece of contemporary art. Filled with amusing observations and sharp dialogue that hints at the tensions bubbling beneath the surface, Art is a witty and wise exploration of truth, loyalty, and the fine art of friendship. More Information...

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The Visit

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Adapted by Maurice Valency
Directed by Jonathan Carr
November 9-21, 2004

In this deliciously dark fable, a scorned woman, Claire, returns to her poverty-stricken hometown to confront the man who turned his back on her many years ago. Now fabulously wealthy and intent on revenge, Claire offers to save the town from bankruptcy, but there's one small catch. This modern-day Greek tragedy shows just how far some people will go for love...and money. More Information...

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Twelfth Night or, What You Will

By William Shakespeare
Directed by James J. Christy
February 15-27, 2005

When the vivacious Viola is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, she disguises herself as a young man and is drafted by the love-sick Duke Orsino to woo the stubborn Olivia. Romantic havoc ensues when Olivia becomes smitten with Viola (disguised as a man) and Viola, in turn, falls for the Duke, who is madly in love with Olivia! Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most endearing and enduring comedies, full of ravishing language and rich characters who mix romance with laughter at every turn. More Information...

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Big River

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Music & lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A.
April 5-24, 2005

Big River follows the adventures of rebellious Huck Finn and the runaway slave Jim as the two board a raft and set sail on the mighty Mississippi searching for freedom and discovering the value of true friendship. This acclaimed musical stage adaptation of Mark Twain's much-loved novel is a heartwarming piece of Americana and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Score for its homespun mix of country, jazz, and gospel music. More Information...

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