Season 2010-2011

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Three Days of Rain

by Richard Greenberg
directed by Rev. David Cregan, O.S.A.
September 21-October 3, 2010

"[A] subtle and absorbing generational drama." – New York Times

Two different periods intertwine in this captivating play by the Tony Award-winning author of Take Me Out. In 1960, a pair of brilliant young architects designed the groundbreaking house that launched their careers and changed the face of contemporary architecture. Now, three decades later, their children gather to sort out the contents of two documents: the will that determines who will inherit the legendary house, and a diary whose cryptic entries barely hint at the fathers’ conflicting artistic and personal passions. More Information...

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The Beaux' Stratagem

By: George Farquhar
Adapted by: Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Shawn Kairschner
November 9-21, 2010

"Perfectly enchanting … It's quick, funny and still capable of taking a swipe or two at convention." - Washington City Paper

This seldom-seen comedic gem sparkles in an effervescent adaptation by Ken Ludwig, author of the madcap Lend Me A Tenor. Aimwell and Archer, two young gallants who are short on cash and long on schemes, roam the English countryside in search of wealth and women. When they happen upon the beautiful Dorinda and equally charming Mrs. Kate Sullen, they hatch a ploy to woo and win them, but plenty of hurdles stand in their way: a feisty barmaid with her eye on Archer, Kate’s drunken slacker of a husband, Dorinda’s eccentric mother, and a band of thugs that threaten to ruin even the best-laid plans. More Information...

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The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov
directed by Harriet Power
featuring Joanna Rotté
February 8-20, 2011

"For a long time after you have seen it, you are likely to believe this must be the most wonderful play in the world." — New York Times

In this last and arguably greatest of Chekhov’s monumental plays, an impoverished land-owning Russian family stands on the cusp of sweeping change, preferring fantasies and frivolity to hard choices and actions. Twelve passionate, flawed, funny, and utterly individual characters wrestle with the same pressing questions that still consume us a hundred years later: How can we find love? How do we escape our past mistakes? Why do we turn a blind eye to the very things we should solve? Why do we ache for what we cannot have? And how do we get through the day? More Information...

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Bat Boy: The Musical

book by Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming
music & lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
directed by Valerie Joyce
March 29-April 17, 2011
***PG-13 (not recommended for young children)***

Ripped from the hilarious headlines of the supermarket tabloid WEEKLY WORLD NEWS, this off-Broadway Musical of the Year details the discovery of a curious creature – half-human, half-vampire bat – found deep within a West Virginia cave. This tongue-in-cheek tale will leave your toes tapping to a score that weaves together rock, pop, Broadway, gospel, and country music. In between howls of laughter, BAT BOY wrestles with the notion of American prejudice, the fierceness of modern religion, the idea of genetic engineering, and loads more. Part LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, part LES MISERABLES, part DRACULA, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a masterpiece of issue-strewn, big-hearted comic horror. You'd be batty to miss it. More Information...

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