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By Neil Simon
Directed by Nicki Blowers
October 1-4, 2009
Neil Simon achieved the unlikely accomplishment of writing a funny play based on the book of Job. The play transfers the scene to a Long Island mansion inhabited by a pious, God-fearing tycoon and his family: a long-suffering wife, a prodigal son and a pair of kooky twins. One night, a messenger from God (with a big G on his sweatshirt) arrives and, as in the original story, offers all manners of temptations to compel him to renounce God.
Mother Courage and Her Children
By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Zachary Bloomfield
November 12-15, 2009
Using short scene, songs, drama and comic interludes, Mother Courage and Her Children follows the fortunes of Anna Fierling (Mother Courage) and her three children as they attempt to make their living during the Thirty Years' War. Written in response to the rise of the Nazi party in pre-World War II Germany, the play is considered by some critics to be among the greatest anti-war dramas of all time.
La Cage Aux Folles
Book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Clay Kirkland with music direction by David Nuccio
March 4-7, 2010
Messieurs et dames, welcome to La Cage Aux Folles, a popular St. Tropez nightclub co-owned by Georges and Albin. Partners in life as well as business interrupted when their son announces that he is in love with the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. With a delightful mix of hilarity and poignancy, this acclaimed musical celebrates family values, unconditional love, and the need to embrace individuality. Winner of the 1984 Tony for Best Musical and the 2005 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
By Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Tammy Perkins
April 15-18, 2010
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the winner of both the 2001 Tony Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding revival of a play. The central character, McMurphy, is a repeat offender who contrives to serve a short sentence in a mental institution rather than in prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse as he wins the admiration of the other inmates.