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Sept 7-Oct 8-September, 1916. Carrying boundless momentum (and a 6-ton elephant), a traveling circus makes its way to a small town in Tennessee, only to stumble into catastrophe. A poignant story based on true events, Elephant’s Graveyard uses humor, music and deep pathos to explore the multiple perspectives of history, the elusiveness of memory, and the uniquely American appetite for spectacle and violence. Featuring an original Piedmont Blues score. Keene Prize for Literature.
Nov 16- Dec 17 – “If everyone took antidepressants, Chekhov would have had nothing to write about.” – Sonia
A modern comedy that turns Chekhov on his head. You won’t want to miss this satirical and hysterical look at the lost opportunities and dashed dreams of three wacky siblings and their friends living in Bucks County, PA. 2013 Tony Award for Best Play
Feb 1- March 4 –The play, set in 1940’s Calgary, deals with five very different women as they “wait out the war” and keep the home fires burning. In this charming, funny, and touching drama, they find a way to survive by working together and accepting one another’s differences. Directed by Ami Dayan and Lou Anne Wright
April 5-May 6–“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt.” – John Muir
The centerpiece of our 26th season is the world premiere play by Laura Pritchett, a multiple award-winning (PEN USA Award, Milkweed National Fiction Prize) novelist. This newly commissioned play — an ambitious multi-sensory exploration of survival, soil science, and environmental stewardship — is unlike anything we’ve ever produced, and will surely be the one of the most unique theatrical experiences of the season.
May 31-July 1–“Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor. It cannot be created.” Dysart
Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Equus is a play of anguish, disappointment and discovery. It is a story about a psychiatrist who, in treating a terribly deranged young man who has committed a horrible deed, discovers himself — and that to his utter horror.
1975 Tony Award for Best Play.
Equus makes the stage a place of breathless discovery.” – Walter Kerr, The New York Times
From our 2016-17 Season
September 24 – October 16 , 2016– In this Rocky Mountain premiere of the award-winning 21st century musical, “The Blue Flower,” Kurt Weill goes tête-à-tête with Hank Williams as the action follows a circle of idealistic artists and lovers – “sturm n’ twang” style – in a dream-like romp through the artists’ ateliers, battlefields and haunted avenues of bohemian Paris, World War I and the Weimar Republic, ending in a magic moment of revelation and healing in Central Park.
This brilliantly portrayed story is steeped in love and redemption, and will captivate you with sights and sounds from our accompanying eight-piece Weimarband.
November 19 – December 23, 2016 — Get in the holiday spirit with your family and join us for a world-famous fairy tale that will touch on your every emotion. Based on the timeless tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen will keep you entranced by the battle between good and evil and you’ll see how true love is tested. You’ll feel the struggle of overcoming odds and the perseverance to push on when love and family is at stake.
February 4 – March 5, 2017 — Settle in your seat for a reunion of sorts. Set in the 1970s, a group of emotionally bankrupt and disillusioned men are re-living their glory days at a get-together with their terminally ill high school basketball coach. Each man comes to the table with a big personality and equally big problems in his life. This production exposes dark secrets and takes you into the conflict that has plagued them for 25 years and thus hindered their potential today as they live through the past.
April 1 – 30, 2017 — Ava is an accomplished model American woman in the middle years of life, with a daughter, a loving husband, a circle of friends and almost all the luxuries of life. But is it enough? She loves to cook in her stylish well equipped kitchen, with her crazy music playing as she dotes on the view from her window. It’s Colorado. As she prepares dinner for friends and guests she recalls her distant childhood days in Donegal. Ava is troubled and haunted by memory, by loss, and by happiness, haunted to the depth of her being. Then the unexpected happens. A visitor from Ireland arrives. All becomes clear. Not quite dark. Not quite light. But astonishingly clear.
Plus a special pre-show entertainment, the “Blue Craich” with local singer/songwriter Barbara Clark and friends. Songs music, poetry, good humor and crack with a touch of the Irish pub about it all.
May 27 – June 25, 2017 — This deliciously zany “pre-feminist” French farce features American lothario Bernard, who lives conveniently close to Orly airport in Paris. His Italian, German and American fiancees, all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent but not overlapping “layovers,” are blissfully unaware of each other, until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment at the same time, with wildly madcap consequences, seven doors a-slamming, and a happy ending for all!