2013-14

Is He Dead?

A new comedy by Mark Twain
as adapted by David Ives
Nov. 14-23, 2013

American master Mark Twain’s only play debuted on Broadway in 2007, as adapted by David Ives, (A Flea in Her EarVenus in Fur) in a rollicking, madcap collaboration. Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux, but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andrew forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor’s prison unless Marie agrees to marry the dealer. Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die; dead painters achieve fame and fortune. So Millet fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as the Widow Tillou, his own sister! Now he must find a way to get out of a dress, come back from the dead, and marry Marie.
by permission of Playscripts, Inc.

Scotland Road
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Jan. 30-Feb. 8, 2013

‘Titanic’ – this is the only word spoken by a beautiful young woman in nineteenth-century clothing found floating on an iceberg in the last decade of the twentieth century. The woman, Winifred, is taken to an isolated institution where an expert on the sinking of the liner, a mysterious man named John, has arranged to interrogate her for six days. His goal: to crack her story, get her to confess she’s a fake, and reveal her true identity; his one clue: her enigmatic references to an unknown place called “Scotland Road.” From the playwright behind 2012’s inventive Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Scotland Road, is a suspenseful package of intrigue and psychodrama and pure entertainment.
by permission of Dramatists Play Services Inc.

A Month in the Country

by Ivan Turgenev
May 1-10, 2013

Married to a rich landowner, the beautiful but headstrong Natalya Petrovna is bored with life. To amuse herself, she keeps Mihail on a string. But the arrival of the handsome young student, Aleksey, to tutor her son sweeps Natalya off her feet. However, Vera, Natalya’s ward, also gets caught up in the excitement. Now, how to divert a young rival – perhaps marriage to an elderly neighbour? As Natalya’s husband begins to suspect that something’s afoot in his household, old friend Mikhail comes under scrutiny. A charming, funny and bitter-sweet merry-go-round involving characters in constant pursuit of those they cannot have.
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