2012-13 Mainstage Season
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Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ron Clark
October 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m.
October 21 at 2:00 p.m.
"Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona where we lay our scene . . ."
The opening lines of Shakespeare's most beloved story of star crossed lovers are as haunting today as they were when he wrote Romeo and Juliet over 400 years ago. This heartbreaking tale of love, jealousy and misguided parenting still promises to mesmerize audiences today.
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Jim Van Valen
Musical Direction by Tony Nickle
February 22, 23 and March 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m.
February 24 and March 3 at 2 p.m.
"Can you tell me how to get – how to get to … Avenue Q?”
Winner of the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical, this comedy brings together people and puppets, mischief-makers and monsters, all living and learning together in a New York City apartment building on Avenue Q. Join recent college grad Princeton, his former child-actor landlord, his internet-addicted neighbor, and the rest of his colorful friends as they cope with the struggles of romance, careers, personal identity, and the ongoing search for one’s purpose in life. Often referred to as the adult-version of Sesame Street, Avenue Q contains adult humor, profanity, possible puppet nudity, and a whole lot of heart -- Brought to you by the Departments of Theatre and Music (… and the number 1).
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Janeve West
Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre
April 26, 27 and May 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Written in 1979 and filled with time jumps, cross-dressing, gender switching, biting humor, double-casting and age-defiance, Cloud 9 offers an opportunity for British playwright Caryl Churchill to deploy painful satire in questioning preconceived notions of family status, gender constructs, social norms and sexual roles. Drawing a parallel between colonial and sexual repression, Churchill sets her play first in the exploitative atmosphere of Colonial Africa during the Victorian Era, and then in the 1970s and early 80s sexual revolution of London. Though one hundred years pass between acts, the same characters continue their struggles to define, maintain, or suppress their true identities under the social codes and constructs of their times. Winner of the 1981 Obie Award for Playwriting, Churchill's Cloud 9 reveals the ties of colonial oppression and the bindings of post-colonial identities.