Season 2004-2005

The Sunshine Boys
By Neil Simon
September 3, 2004 – September 19, 2004

Two former vaudeville stars have been asked to reprise one of their famous skits on a TV special. Although they worked together for 40 years, they haven’t spoken to each other for the last ten. They accept the offer; one-upmanship and one-liners abound, creating hilarity and delirious comedy. This is one of Simon’s best. Come, see, enjoy!

12 Angry Men
By Reginald Rose
September 10th, 2004 – September 18th, 2004

A young delinquent awaits sentencing for the manslaughter of his aggressive father. One juror (to the frustration of his eleven colleagues) feels that there is a ‘reasonable doubt’ – thus preventing a quick verdict. During the heated deliberations, the hidden preconceptions and assumptions of the jurors are revealed. In a work of brilliantly balanced tension, when faced with playing the hangman, each juror is forced to face himself.

A Grand Night for Singing
By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
October 8, 2004 – October 31, 2004

This Tony Award-nominated musical revue is a delightful evening featuring beautiful music to lift your spirits and bring lovely memories of times past. Thirty of your favorite songs from your favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein shows will have you laughing or crying, but delighted to be hearing them again! Pick a night to come see this show; it’ll be Grand!

Play On!
by Rick Abbot
November 26, 2004 – December 12, 2004

You are in rehearsal, the play opens soon, the actors are squabbling, the tech is going awry, the author keeps rewriting. Does this sound like a recipe for a hit? Maybe not, but it is a recipe for side-splitting belly laughs. The opening night fulfils the old theatrical adage – if it can go wrong, it does. Don’t miss this thoroughly enjoyable romp.

Who Killed Santa Claus?
By Terrence Feely
January 28, 2005 – February 13, 2005

When you are a detested employer who controls the lives of all who work with you and you play Santa at your annual “must come” Christmas party, you’re inviting trouble. This is a thriller with twists around every corner. Since every one has a motive for murder, can you hone your sleuthing skills and figure out “Who Killed Santa Claus?”

Proof
By David Auburn
February 25, 2005 – March 13, 2005

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama speaks of family troubles, love, ambition, self-sacrifice, and inner strength. When a disputed mathematical proof is found among the abandoned notebooks of a brilliant but unstable professor, his daughter searches for the truth while confronting her family’s twin legacies of madness and genius. Mysteries, surprises, and the triumph of the human spirit will captivate you.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
By Ann-Marie MacDonald
April 8, 2005 – April 24, 2005

A wild and fantastical farce that includes cross-dressing (by both genders), swordplay, mistaken identities, and a wise Fool. Constance Ledbelly, an assistant professor at Queens University in Canada, is trying desperately to finish her doctoral dissertation, in which she claims that both Othello and Romeo and Juliet were originally comedies which Shakespeare re-wrote as tragedies. In her quest to decipher the Gustav Manuscript, the key to proving her thesis, Connie is magically sucked into the worlds of Shakespeare’s plays and manages to save Desdemona from Iago’s machinations and Romeo and Juliet from their tragic deaths. But this, she finds, is only the beginning of her adventure.

Gypsy
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
June 3, 2005 – June 26, 2005

This story of child stars, ambition, strippers, loyalty, failure, and ultimate success shows a big, brassy, show business slice of life. The strange and strained relationship between Gypsy and her Mama Rose will grab your heart. The lovely lyrics and music will make you laugh, cry, and tap your feet. Come and Let Us Entertain You!

One Act Festival – 2005
July 22nd (A), 23rd (B), 29th (B), 30th (A), 2005

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