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2008-2009 Season

Main Season (in the Judy Bayley Theatre)

Shining City

By Conor McPherson
October 3-12, 2008
A grief-stricken man turns to an ex-priest after repeatedly seeing the ghost of his ex-wife, who recently died in a car accident. A 2006 Tony Award

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde
December 5-14, 2008
In Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people," Algernon and Jack are in love with two delectable young women, both of whom have illogically sworn to only marry men named Earnest.

The Diary of Anne Frank

In a new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman
Original play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
February 13-22, 2009
Writings from the diary of Anne Frank create an impassioned story about the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the holocaust.

The Cradle Will Rock

Book, Music and Lyrics by Marc Blitzstein
March 13-29, 2009
This famous 1937 "labor opera" uses hilarious parody and satire to expose the desperation and discontentment of its time. As union organizers gain strength, steel magnate Mr. Mister bribes businessmen, clergy and local press to silence the voice of exploited workers.

The Music Man

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
May 1-10, 2009
Still one of the most joyful musicals of all-time. Don't miss it!

Second Season (in the Black Box Theatre)

*Suggested for Mature Audiences

King Lear

By William Shakespeare
A new adaptation of Shakespeare's Classic by Michael Lugering
September 19-28, 2008
In one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, an aging monarch decides to divide his kingdom amongst his three daughters. King Lear is a powerful look at the boundlessness of evil, suffering and love.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

by Christopher Durang
November 7-16, 2008
Warning: Christopher Durang is one of theatre's funniest playwrights. However, if you think this play is a gentle, civilized evening, you're in for a surprise! I hope you have a wicked sense of humor and a willingness to question your most sacred institutions.

The Chasm

by Laura Neubauer
January 30-February 8, 2009
When Jay, Rex and Benny try to escape the banality of small town life, they find an abandoned gold mine. The Chasm is a story of three men with one goal. It is the ultimate test of faith, strength and comradery.

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