Inherit the Wind (January 13-22, 2011)

A Drama by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

“A masterpiece! To see a play once, twice, three times, and each time to leave the theatre as deeply moved, as enlightened, as lifted up, as magnificently entertained—this is the test!” – Columbus, Ohio, Citzen

This is the play that has as its genesis the events of the famous Scopes trial and its controversial arguemnt as to the origin of man! One of outstanding dramas of our time. The portrait it draws of an explosive episode in American culture, vigorously written, remains one of the most stirring plays in recent years, yet retains its folk flavour and spiritual awareness.

Little Women (November 18-27, 2010)

A Drama by John D. Ravold from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

“A wonderful way to start the Holiday Season!” – Artistic Director L. Garth Allen

A dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott’s beloved novel, Little Women. It is the classic story that has entertained and moved generations with the travails of the March family and their loves and loyalties. From Marmee to her wonderful girls Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — who can forget the stories of this very special family? The stage adaptation of this literary masterpiece will be the must-see event of the holiday season!

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (March 11-27, 2010)

A Drama by Edward Albee

Husband college faculty member George, and president’s daughter Martha have learned to survive within the world and within their relationship. A young faculty couple arrive as guests. They have yet to come to terms with their existence, but in one evening George and Martha teach them all they know. Sparkling dialogue and emotional fireworks imbued with brilliant psychological and sociological insight. Absolutely riveting!

“Albee can…be placed high among the important dramatists of the contemporary world theatre.” – New York Post

Summer and Smoke (November 19 – December 5, 2009)

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

One of Williams’ most highly regarded works! The play is a simple love story between a somewhat puritanical young Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. However, they find themselves caught between the dictates of their environments, and the dicatates of their hearts.

“The innocent and the damned, the lonely and the frustrated, the hopeful and the hopeless… [Williams] brings them all into focus with an earthy, irreverently comic passion.” – Newsweek

Hedda Gabler (November 13-29, 2008)

A Drama by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Jon Robin Baitz

“…when else have you seen a Hedda Gabler that moved with such compelling force and fluency…? Baitz’s loosened-up, colloquial translation is perfect…” – New York Times

The aristocratic daughter of the legendary General Gabler returns from her honeymoon as the bride of academic but ineffectual George Tesman to face a precarious social position and a shadowy figure from her checkered past. The danger of her situation and growing dissatisfaction with her marriage leads the headstrong Hedda Gabler to wreak confusion and despair upon all who cross her in her increasingly desperate attempt to escape.

The Little Foxes (March 6-22, 2008)

A Drama by Lillian Hellman

“What was a man in a wheelchair doing on a staircase?”

Picture a charming home in the American south, but into the scene put the despotic Hubbard family: Ben, possessive and scheming; Oscar, cruel and arrogant; Leo, weak and unprincipled; Regina, wickedly clever. In contrast, meet lonely, intimidated Birdie; wistful Alexandra, Regina’s daughter; and Horace, ailing husband of Regina. The Hubbard men lack a large amount of money to build a cotton mill. This, they hope, will come from Horace who has been in hospital with a heart ailment. Theft ensues, but Regina learns of the plot and after her husband is stricken with a severe attack, blackmails her brothers.

A Streetcar Named Desire (November 15 – December 1, 2007)

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

“One of the greatest dramas in theatre, adored by audiences since its Broadway opening in 1949”

The play reveals to the very depths, the character of Blanche du Bois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject – so far as possible – the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressures brought to bear by her sister Stella with whom she goes to New Orleans to live, intensified by Stella’s very earthy young husband, Stanley, lead to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and ultimate madness.

Amadeus (May 3-19, 2007)

A Drama by Peter Schaffer

“An iridescent triumph … of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power.” – N. Y. Post

This provocative play revolves around a confrontation between mediocrity and genius. Shaffer has woven a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. Antonio Salieri is the established court composer in the court of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. Enter young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, perhaps the greatest musical genius of all time. God-fearing Salieri sets out to destroy the foul-mouthed, graceless libertine, Mozart. The greatest tragedy lies in Salieri’s realization that there is no connection between virtue and talent.