Nevada Conservatory Theatre

2010-2011 Season

Main Season (in the Judy Bayley Theatre)

Fool for Love

By Sam Shepard
September 17-26, 2010
The scene is a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert where May and Eddie confront each other.  As recriminations pour out, and the action becomes at times physically violent, the desperate nature of their relationship becomes apparent—they cannot get along with, or without, one another, yet neither can subdue their burning passion. Rated R.

Count Dracula

By Ted Tiller
October 29 - November 7, 2010
A witty version of the classic story of a suave vampire whose passion is sinking teeth into the throats of young women. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, it is a Halloween treat for young and old. Rated PG-13.

The Fantasticks

Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones
January 28 - February 6, 2011
Two neighboring fathers put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because they know children always do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their fathers' plot and they each go off and experience things in the world. They return to each other and the love they had, having learned from the world. Rated G.

Summers of Fear

By Robert Benedetti
March 4 - 13, 2011
More and more children were dying in the polio epidemics of the 1950’s. Jonas Salk worked night and day to create an effective vaccine using a method that defied conventional wisdom, and it was delivered to millions by the March of Dimes, the largest peacetime mobilization in American history. By 1953 the Salk vaccine had reduced polio deaths by 80%, but the storm of controversy it caused left Salk's reputation in tatters. This new original play chronicles a thrilling episode of American medical history that touched many of you directly. Rated G.

Noises Off

By Michael Frayn
April 29 - May 8, 2011
Called the funniest farce ever written, NOISES OFF returned to Broadway with Patti LuPone and Peter Gallagher and a manic menagerie that sent reviewers searching for new accolades as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called NOTHING'S ON. Rated PG.

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Second Season (in the Black Box Theatre)

The Hot L Baltimore

By Lanford Wilson
October 8 - 17, 2010
The scene is the lobby of a rundown hotel so seedy that it has lost the "e" from its marquee. As the action unfolds, the residents, ranging from young to old, from the defiant to the resigned, meet and talk and interact with each other during the course of one day. The drama is of passing events in their lives, of everyday encounters and of the human comedy, with conversations often overlapping into a contrapuntal musical flow. Rated PG-13.

Spring’s Awakening

By Frank Wedekind
November 19 - December 5, 2010
First performed under heavy censorship in Germany in 1906, Frank Wedekind's play closed after one night in New York in 1917 amid public outrage and charges of obscenity. The story traces the dawning sexual awareness of four teenagers who, in their painfully funny contradictions, are at once too innocent and not remotely innocent at all. The play remains fresh and unsettling even in our own sex-saturated culture.  Rated R.

Trojan Women

By Euripides
April 1 - 10, 2011
A bleak and agonizing portrait of war's brutality inspired by a barbaric act of retribution committed on the Isle of Melos during the war between Athens and Sparta, this masterpiece of pathos thrusts audiences into the pain suffered by innocent victims. Rated PG.

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