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.
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.
A Comedy/Drama adapted by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
“Funny, touching and exciting – the stuff of great theatre!” – N.Y. Daily News
McMurphy is a charming, devil-may-care rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than work in a prison. He takes over the yard, and he accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years – a presumed deaf and dumb man talks and others move out of introversion. He stages a revolt and makes demands on behalf of the patients. This, he suddenly learns, is a mistake. His charm does not work on the head nurse, however, but only aggravates her antagonism towards him.
A Comedy/Drama by Eward Albee
“An evening of theatrical fireworks … filled with humour and compassion and touched with poetry!” – N. Y. Times
This Pulitzer Prize winner takes you through an unusual night in the life of Agnes and her husband. They are joined by her alcoholic sister whom they have been harbouring as she seeks solace from the ‘bitter’ world. Then, their daughter arrives on the heels of her fourth failed marriage. Next, their best friends, Harry and Edna appear on their doorstep after receiving the shock of their life which has left them terrified, for reasons they can’t name. The friends move in and lock the door leaving everyone inside to face the same terror until they find their own delicate balance between sanity and madness.
A Drama by Goodrich and Hackett
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Critic’s Circle Award and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre!
This new adaptation, recently presented on Broadway, brings the horrors of the Holocaust to a new generation. Anne Frank was the youngest of eight Jews, who for two years and one month hid in a cramped attic over a warehouse in order to escape the Gestapo. Anne allows us to vividly experience her story through a diary she began on her thirteenth birthday. It is through her words, memories and beliefs that we experience this historic story first hand.
A Drama by William Gibson
This stirring dramatization of the true-life story of Helen Keller is a heart-warming tale that shines as a triumph of the human spirit. Nobody knows what the ultimate fate of Helen, blind and mute, might have been had she not come under the care and tutelage of Annie Sullivan. Only Annie realizes there is a mind waiting to be rescued from its dark, tortured silence. This play includes some of the most turbulent, violent, and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage!
A Drama by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Lillian Hellman
A picture of a moment that is immortal in history!
This visually stunning play about Joan of Arc tells this simple girl’s story from two points of view. One of them is how we now look at this tale as a piece of history, knowledgeable of how Joan’s blundering captors unwittingly created a martyr who became forever a symbol of courage and faith. The other viewpoint has been to try to imagine what it must have been like to have been Joan herself. Divorcing it from the confinements of time, sequence and space, the story moves backward or forward without a jar. It begins with her trial and her tale of the voices that set her forth to save France from the English.
A Drama by James Goldman
A modern dress version of the perennial favourite!
Henry II of England has had three sons by Eleanor of Aquitane – Richard, Geoffrey and John. He wants to keep the kingdom together after his death, but since all three want to rule, it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. Divorced wife Eleanor is invited for Christmas in hopes that succession plans may be defined. But Henry favours the youngest while Eleanor promotes the eldest, leaving Geoffrey to play both ends against the middle and hopefully come out on top. This matchless king and queen give us an evening of barbed humour and repeated thrusts of delight.