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One day a voice from the television screen spoke to her. Louise Seger was hooked. Making a special trip to a honky-tonk bar in Houston, Texas, Louise met her idol, Patsy Cline. Here was a woman that gave her soul a voice. Over a pot of strong coffee, a friendship began that would last until Patsy's untimely death in 1963. Through letters and visits, the two share the homespun stories of laughter and heartache that brought together a housewife and a legendary country singer. This fun-loving, crowd-pleasing musical features 27 classic songs, including "Crazy," "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," "Back In Baby's Arms" and more.
George Hartpence plays the aging star John Barrymore in a pastiche of drunken reverie and Shakespeare recitation.
It's Big Daddy's birthday and no one's talking about what's really going on - except Maggie the Cat, who wants the truth at all costs. Written by Tennessee Williams.
A deeply moving story of five impoverished Irish sisters fighting for survival and love in their simple cottage. And just occasionally, the music from the radio sets them a-dancing.
Considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century, Death of a Salesman is Arthur Miller's exploration of the American Dream. Willy Loman is a salesman who dreams of making it as big as his brother, of providing for his family and of having his sons make a better life. But not everything turns out as we hope. Death of a Salesman explores who we want to be, what we want for those around us and how we hope to get there.
A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, Defending the Caveman has both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. Affectionate nudging between audience members occurs during the performance as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage.
Defending the Caveman makes us laugh at ourselves about all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love. That's why couples all across America and around the world are in love with Defending the Caveman.
The wildly popular comedy Defending the Caveman was written by Rob Becker over a 3-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology. Caveman has since become a peacemaker in the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women.
Doctor Faustus is a world renowned scholar, celebrated for his mastery of all the academic disciplines. Frustrated by the intangible power of his learning, impatient with the limits of the natural sciences and fueled by the hubris of his genius, Faustus breaks his university's rules and turns his study to black magic. Conjuring the devil, Faustus sells his soul for 24 years on earth with infinite knowledge and requests the devil's servant Mephistopheles as his personal assistant. In this dark comedy, Christopher Marlowe's epic adventure follows Faustus through space and time to test the limits of the human mind when it knows all, but lacks a soul.
In Exit Strategy, Holter turns his piercing eye to a dilapidated public school in Chicago targeted for closure and the power struggles that ensue among the faculty and students desperate to keep it open in this superb, thrilling play which earned raves from Chicago audiences and critics alike.
Harvey, the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway and Hollywood comedy, pulls laughter out of the hat at every turn. Elwood P. Dowd is charming and kind with one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a 6-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. When Elwood starts to introduce his friend to guests at a society party, his sister Veta can't take it anymore. In order to save the family's social reputation, Elwood's sister takes him to the local sanatorium. But when the doctor mistakenly commits his anxiety-ridden sister, Elwood and Harvey slip out of the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Everyone needs a best friend, and ours is Harvey!
In this fast-paced 2008 Primary Election fantasy, Lucas Hnath asks us to imagine an alternate universe, very much like our own, where a woman named Hillary is trying to become president of a country called the United States of America. With sly humor and astute psychological insight, Hnath spins a provocative story about gender, power and possibilities.
In this lyrical, bittersweet comedy, George, a linguist consumed with preserving the dying languages of far-flung cultures, is losing his chance to preserve another language when its last two speakers refuse to talk to each other. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn't know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn't recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him. Is love a universal language or just a well-intentioned dream that leaves us all at a loss for words?
In this Agatha Christie tale, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon, a newspaper announcement states the time and place of a murder to occur. Miss Marple's on the case.
An argument is overheard. A wealthy women is found dead at Styles Court, her estate outside of London–and her will is missing. All signs point to strychnine poisoning, but is it that simple? The earliest novel by the greatest mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie, comes to the stage for the first time in this world-premiere adaptation. It's the story that introduced the world to the ace crimesolver Hercule Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, his friend Captain Arthur Hastings and police inspector Japp, who set off on a clue-finding mission that turns up murder, sex and ambition. Get caught in the web of lies and deceit in this murder mystery and see where Poirot's journey began. Can you solve the case before the world's greatest detective can?
Or, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors' prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double-agent William Scott—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell's charms, save Charles' life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy from the playwright The San Francisco Bay Guardian called "an artist of playful and highly literate imagination.
When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. A breathtaking quest ensues to answer the question: how did a boy named Peter become the boy who never grew up? "Peter and the Starcatcher" takes a hilarious romp through Neverland. In this Tony Award-winning play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling production will have audiences hooked from the moment they let their imagination take flight!
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, Red is a thrilling portrait of Mark Rothko. This brilliant abstract expressionist has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He has been chosen to create a series of murals for New York's historic Four Seasons Restaurant. As classical music blasts from his record player, the painter works feverishly with his young assistant, mixing paints and building canvases. His creative process brings us an intense portrait of the artist, exposing his ambition and his vulnerability. Join us in our studio as this working visionary meets his match with the blank canvas. Will Rothko's crowning achievement also be his undoing?
Hilarity abounds as guests arrive at the New York City Deputy Mayor's townhouse to find the host has shot himself (though it's only a flesh wound), his wife is missing, and there isn't any food! The party guests are desperate to hush up the scandal, if that's what it is, that surrounds their unseen host. As the confusion and miscommunication mount, the evening soon spins out of control in this non-stop laugh-out-loud Neil Simon farce.
It is 1429 and England has invaded France again, claiming the French throne for their King Henry VI. The English forces continue in triumph, and everything from infertile chickens to the misdirection of the wind indicates that God is on England's side. That is until a farm maid, who performs miracles and claims to talk to angels, demands an audience with the French King and permission to command his soldiers. Filled with Shavian wit, this epic drama chronicles the life and trial of Joan of Arc, and demonstrates the power of one individual's faith to conquer armies and change the course of history.
This smart and funny two-character play follows the meeting of Olivia and Ethan, two writers with drastically conflicting sensibilities. Trapped overnight in a remote bed and breakfast during a snowstorm, they quickly discover passionate yearning, simmering competitiveness and growing uncertainty about each of their motivations and desires. Sex with Strangers is a co-production with George Street Playhouse.
Two worlds collide in this explosive new take on Shakespeare's lyrical Twelfth Night. Britain's Filter Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company pair classical verse with a riotous gig in this radically-cut and fast-paced story of romance, satire and mistaken identity.
Barry Abramowitz plays a sheltered Dutch librarian hunting for the culprit who returned a book over 100 years overdue.
Directed by controversial director Harrison Stengle, this show is unlike any Hamlet you will ever see. Wolf Head Hamlet has sock puppets, light saber battles, Hamlet wearing a mascot head of a wolf and lots more. The madness goes on and on. The director hopes to capture the feelings and emotions of "the groundlings" who first saw the production using modern surrealist/Avant-guard methods.