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September 23 - Oct. 5, 2014
written by Noël Coward
directed by Rev. David Cregan, OSA
“sublimely funny and seriously sophisticated” – Sunday Times
When a pair of stylish London socialites learn that a mutual long-ago-lover is coming to town for an impromptu visit, the two women must grapple with their rekindled desire for the fervid Frenchman. Can their friendship – not to mention their marriages – survive it? Passions soar, spirits fly, and insults are hurled in this intoxicatingly charming comedy from the author of Blithe Spirit and Private Lives. Smart, effervescent, and seriously silly, Fallen Angels is a “champagne-cork-popping hit!” - Broadway World.
November 11 – 23, 2014
written by Charles L. Mee
based on The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus
directed by Harriet Power
“surprise, astonishment and adventure, restored to theatre” – The New York Times
Fifty brides flee fifty grooms and seek refuge at a villa on the coast of Italy in this wild wedding of mythic proportions. When the would-be husbands descend upon their reluctant brides, the women hatch a plan to fend off a full-on amorous assault and escape their ill-fated marriages once and for all. Visceral and haunting, Big Love is “a fable (as in fabulous), a myth (its origin), an MGM musical in technicolor, a circus and, believe it, a Greek tragedy.” – The New York Times.
February 10 – 22, 2015
written by Rachel Bonds – a Philadelphia premiere!
directed by James Ijames
“Heartbreakingly beautiful” – NYTheatre.com
A boy. A girl. A bookstore. Michael and Edie meet in a magical labyrinth of books, where they bury themselves amongst the stacks in an attempt to flee from the rest of their lives. Aisles turn into secret passages, snow falls from holes in the ceiling, desperate phone calls ring from tin cans, and tea kettles turn into crickets. It's a world full of illusions – illusions that give way to the poignant poetry of being young and a little bit lost in the world.
April 14 – 26, 2015
book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
directed by Valerie Joyce
“Smart, sardonic and utterly entertaining.” – Madison Capital Times
A masterpiece of modern theatre, Bertolt Brecht's biting critique of capitalism explodes with colorful characters, gritty London streetscapes, and toe-tapping tunes like "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny." A sensational spin on the 18th-century Beggar’s Opera, Brecht & Weill’s groundbreaking musical tells the tale of MacHeath, London’s most notorious criminal, as he pursues the woman he loves while dodging the police and London bourgeoisie. Around him an assortment of corrupt characters maneuver for advantage, begging the question: must one be a criminal to survive in this world? “The granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits of fat societies on their eves of destruction” – The New York Times.