2012-2013 Productions 

Five by Ives
By David Ives
Directed by Zach Bloomfield
October 4-7, 2012

A collection of one-act plays by author David Ives, that will entertain and provoke thought about the world around us. The selections include Sure Thing, Variations on the Death of Trotsky, Foreplay or the Art of the Fugue, Mere Mortals and a monologue from A Singular Kinda Guy.

A JJC Studio Production

by William Mastrosimone
Directed by Nicki Blowers
October 18-20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
October 19 and 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

In the NEW Black Box Theatre (K-1001)

The Associated Press described Extremities as "a searing play about rape". This incredibly gripping drama portrays the attempted act and it's aftermath as the victim turns the tables on her attacker, reaching a climax of fever pitch suspense.

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Clay Kirkland
November 15-18, 2012

Shakespeare's zany take on the battle of the sexes has been delighting audiences for centuries. In addition to countless productions of the original script, The Taming of the Shrew has also inspired opera, musical theatre (Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate) and film (10 Things I Hate About You). Often criticized in modern times for its misogynistic tone, the text can evoke debate as tumultuous as Katherina and Petruchio’s relationship. Come see exactly who tames whom when JJC Theatre stages this classic comedy.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Tammy Perkins
Music Direction by Sue Malmberg
February 28, March 1-3, 2013

This play-within-a-play kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a loony Victorian musical troupe) puts on its flamboyant rendition of the unfinished Charles Dickens' novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with an opium-addicted choirmaster who is obsessed with his music student, who is, in turn, engaged to the choirmaster’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Drood disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve, but has he been murdered? One of Drood's most talked about features allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and fun finale. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Musical, Book and Score.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Nicki Blowers
April 18-21, 2013

Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in a plantation house where the members of the family are celebrating the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The tone is light, but the mood is somber, for a number of old evils poison the gaiety – sins of the past, greedy hopes for the future, and a desperate eagerness not to believe in the truths that surround them. The truth invariably terrifies them. That is one thing they cannot face or speak. The NY Times called it "A stunning drama... It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth."

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