October 11 (7pm), 12(7pm), 13 (3pm)
Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman
Metamorphoses brings Ovid’s tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.
December 13 (7pm), 14 (7pm), 15 (3pm)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Adapted by John Mortimer
Charles Dickens’ famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from embittered skinflint to generous benefactor has been dramatized by John Mortimer with typical flair and wit. Retaining Dickens’ own ironic point of view through the use of the Chorus, whose asides and observations enrich and propel the drama, Mortimer has created a panoramic view of Victorian London with all the much-loved characters–miserly Scrooge, the loving Cratchits, faithful Nephew Fred–in place.
January 24 (7pm), 25 (7pm)
Voices From The Shadows
Following a reading of the book Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, 7th grade students will explore refugee situations around the world, and develop their own writings as they attempt to understand the lives of young teens growing up in these circumstances. The 7th graders will take their writings to the stage and develop a performance piece using the attributes of speak chorus, lighting, costumes and movement to enhance their writings.
March 13 (7pm), 14 (7pm), 15 (3pm)
As You Like It, by William Shakespeare
New musical adaptation by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Named one of The New York Times‘ best shows of 2017, As You Like It is an immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars. Featuring an original folk-pop score by Taub, As You Like It is appropriate for all audiences and groups. Fall under love’s spell with this magical story!
May 1 (7pm), 2 (7pm), 3 (3pm)
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
by Sarah DeLappe
“A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In the high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.”