By Michael Frayn
Directed by Tammy Perkins
October 7-10, 2010
Noises Off, the classic farce by the Tony Award-winning author Michael Frayn, is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, Nothing On, and the backsatge "drama" that develops during Nothing On's final rehearsal and tour. The two plays begin to interlock as the characters make their exits from Nothing On only to find themselves making entrances into the even worse nightmare going on backstage. In the end, the two plots can be kept separate no longer and collide into a single collective nervous breakdown.
The Arabian Nights
By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Zachary Bloomfield
November 11-14, 2010
Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights is an adapation of stories from the ancient text The Book of One Thousand and One Nights. Lost in an abyss of madness, each night King Shahryar marries, loves, then kills his bride - until he weds Scheherezade, a cleaver young woman who delays her death by intriguing the mad king with tales of laughter, love, lust, and sorrow.
Little Shop Of Horrors
Book by Howard Ashman, music and lyrics by Alan Menken
Directed by Nicki Blowers with music direction by David Nuccio
March 3-6, 2011
Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical that centers around a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. This musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film, The Little Shop Of Horrors, whcih was remade in 1986. The music is in the style of early 1960's rock 'n' roll, doo-wop, and early Motown. Winner of the 1982-83 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award.
By Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews and Jake Minton
Directed by Clay Kirkland
April 14-17, 2011
Created by the acclaimed House Theatre of Chicago, The Sparrow revolves around a troubled teenager with mysterious powers. Forced to return to her small town, she and the other community members must finally come to terms with a heart-breaking event that continues to haunt them all. The Sparrow earned 2007 Jeff citations as Chicago's Best Non-Equity Production and New Work of 2007.
Summer Children's Theatre The Loathsome Lady