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2012-2013 Season

Fall 2012

On the Verge by Eric Overmyer

  • Venue: Black Box
  • Dates: September 14 – 23, 2012
  • Synopsis: When three Victorian female explorers set out on an adventure their travels take them through a continuum of space, time, history geography, feminism and fashion. These strong-willed women are prepared for any emergency, but seem momentarily disoriented when elements of a distant future begin to creep across their path.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

  • Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Dates: October 5 – 14, 2012
  • Synopsis: Shakespeare’s classic story of two star-crossed lovers caught in the midst of a deeply rooted family feud. This tale, fueled by love, revenge and family ties, portrays the tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet.

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

  • Venue: Black Box
  • Dates: November 9 – 18, 2012
  • Synopsis: Rabbit Hole depicts the life-altering experience one has when a family member dies. The show, which offers a sad, but sweet emotional release, mixes wit, insightfulness, compassion and honesty during an in-depth examination of grief.

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

  • Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Dates: November 30 – December 9, 2012
  • Synopsis: Set on the elegant Coverly family estate, Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and present day. This brilliant play examines the nature of truth and time, the differences between the classical and romantic ideals, as well as the disruptive influence of sex on our life.

Spring 2013

Gemini by Albert Innaurato

  • Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Dates: February 1 – 10, 2013
  • Synopsis: On the eve of his twenty-first birthday, Francis is paid a surprise visit from two of his college friends, whose elevated social background contrasts painfully with Francis’s own humble circumstances. During the visit an unsettling discovery leads to a series of amusing, heart-warming and revealing incidents that occur in quick succession until the final, joyous moments of the play.

Equus by Peter Shafer

  • Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Dates: March 8 – 17, 2013
  • Synopsis: Psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart is faced with treating a boy who has blinded six horses in a hysterical fit of passion. This violent act leads the doctor down a twisted road of discovery to a complex and disturbing confrontation with his new patient.

The Learned Ladies by Moliere

  • Venue: Black Box
  • Dates: April 12 – 21, 2013
  • Synopsis: This comedy, which focuses on academic pretention and female education, looks at the lives of three “learned” ladies whose uncontrollable obsession is learning and culture of the most conceited kind. The women use every tactic to advance themselves, including obtaining a special protégé to be the fixture of their literary salon.

Urinetown by Mark Hollermann & Greg Kotis

  • Venue: Judy Bayley Theatre
  • Dates: May 3 – 12, 2013
  • Synopsis: This hilarious musical exposes a world of greed, corruption, love and revolution during a time when water is worth its weight in gold and private bathrooms are outlawed. Residents of this Gotham-like city are required to use public restrooms that are regulated by a single malevolent company, which profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. During this time of bathroom repression, one hero decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead his fellow citizens to toilet freedom!
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