Season 2006-2007

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The Chairs

Written by Eugéne Ionesco
Directed by Joanna Rotté
September 26 - October 8, 2006

Set in an unknown future, this surreal comedy features a peculiar couple living in isolation and surrounded by stagnant water. There they pass the time playing make-believe games and setting up chairs for a grand party where the man will deliver the culmination of his life’s work: a great message that will transform the world forever. But when their guests begin to arrive, it quickly becomes apparent that all is not as it seems…More Information...

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The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Shawn Kairschner
November 7 - 19, 2006

Ever since his back-stabbing brother seized his throne and banished him and his beautiful daughter Miranda, Prospero has lived in exile on a desert island inhabited by savages and sprites. Eager to settle the score, he conjures up a storm that shipwrecks the brother and his treacherous allies on the enchanted island. Everything is going as planned until Miranda falls for Prince Ferdinand, the son of one of her father’s enemies. Revenge, redemption, and the eternal struggle for power are the driving forces behind Shakespeare’s final magical play. More Information...

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Three Sisters

Written by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Paul Schmidt
Directed by Harriet Power
February 6 - 18, 2007

In a claustrophobic town in the middle of nowhere, an extended family of siblings, spouses, and friends who know each other all too well, tease, argue, daydream, and scheme their way through the long days. Their lives are suddenly complicated, however, when a handsome stranger arrives on the scene. That great master of the human psyche, Anton Chekhov, brings his Russian characters to exhilarating life in his most beloved play. More Information...

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The Robber Bridegroom

Book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry
Music by Robert Waldman
Adapted from the novella by Eudora Welty
Directed by Peter Reynolds
March 27 - April 1 & April 10 - April 22, 2007

The Robber Bridegroom is a darkly comic Southern fairy tale about a charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner’s daughter he loves, the wicked stepmother who wants her dead, and an evil thief who carries his brother’s head around in a trunk. “Sparkling, unusual, and immensely invigorating” (The New York Times), this Tony Award-winning musical sets its quirky characters and tall tales against an infectious bluegrass score. More Information...

Irish and Arab Festivals

The Mountain
By Naguib Mahfouz
Directed by Dina Amin
April 17, 2007 - 7pm
April 18, 2007 - 3pm

Death and Resurrection
By Naguib Mahfouz
Directed by Rev. David Cregan, O.S.A.
April 17, 2007 - 7pm
April 18, 2007 - 3pm

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me
By Frank McGuinness
Directed by Rev. David Cregan, O.S.A.
April 27 - 28, 2007 - 8pm
April 29, 2007 - 2pm

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