Evolution Theatre Company
….a new species of THEATRE
Adopt A New Work Program
It is a sad fact, but true: New Works can be very lonely.
It is difficult for them to find a place to be seen.
Producers shy away from them.
People are unfamiliar with them.
Some people are even afraid of them.
So they feel lost, unwanted, lonely, as if no one likes them, as if they have no place in the world. We at Evolution Theatre Company are trying our best to change the world’s attitude towards New Works with our
Festival of New Works at the Van Fleet Theatre April 24–May 3.
But we need your help.
Will you help a poor frightened New Work feel wanted?
And any amount, large or small, will help a lonely New Work find its place in the world. Will you help? Everyone who makes a donation to the ADOPT A NEW WORK PROGRAM will receive a photo signed by the cast and playwright of the New Work they sponsor.
It is a lonely world out there. Please help make it a little better for one of these very deserving New Works.
Just click the button below
On the second page of the donation process in the "Add special instructions to the seller" box be sure to enter which of the six deserving New Works you would like to sponsor. Then, come to a performance of the Festival to see the difference you made in the life of a New Work!
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
From all of us at Evolution Theatre Company,
And coming up throughout the year!
June 4 – 14, 2014
Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley
The late Canadian Playwright Timothy Findley's sprawling period drama Elizabeth Rex, tells the fictional story of when Queen Elizabeth I turns to the theatre for distraction in the hours before a man she loves is executed for treason by her order. The play's complicated duel between Queen Elizabeth and dying, upstart, gay Shakespearean actor Ned Lowenscroft, launches the play into the stratosphere. Elizabeth Rex, deals with issues surrounding gender, identity and power.
July 9 – 19, 2014
The PRIDE Plays by Rich Orloff
Again this year Evolution Theatre Company, in celebration of Columbus PRIDE 2014, will present two plays in tandem, both by New York playwright Rich Orloff, a native of Chicago and an Oberlin College alumni.
WORLD PREMIERE of Tropical Heat
AREA PREMIERE of Skin Deep!
Tropical Heat is an outrageous, over-the-top comedy where passionate fury succumbs to furious passion. Set in a 1920’s tropical hotel, Tropical Heat pits a proselytizing pastor against a passionate party girl (or not?) with a past. When a fire-and-brimstone minister clashes with this tropical temptress, he doesn’t have a prayer! Other characters include the acerbic hotel owner, a bum, and a tormented young painter who hasn’t painted anything yet because he’s still learning how to be tormented.
Skin Deep is a light comedy with depth, a sex comedy with more than sex on its mind. When a couple from Ohio inherits a clothing-optional resort in Key West, they discover parts of themselves never before exposed! The staff includes a gay front desk clerk who's an aspiring drag queen and a lesbian handyman who moonlights as a dominatrix. And then there’s the potential buyer of the hotel, a businessman who likes giving women the business. Overwhelmed by the lifestyles of the resort's staff and guests, the couple is forced to face questions of what they believe and who they really are.
September 11 – 20, 2014
book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo
music by Damon Intrabartolo
lyrics by Jon Hartmere
bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. A contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Provocative, raw, and unyielding in its exploration of how today's generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood, bare examines the consequences of baring a soul-or hiding it from those who matter most.
October 15 – 25, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane
Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin air. This wicked, urbane comedy is a scathing look at who is in, who is out and who may not even exist at all.
Performances are at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 in the Van Fleet Theatre except for bare, The Musical, which will be performed in the Shedd Theatre. Tickets: General Admission are $15 - $25: Senior and Students are $15: Preview Performance Tickets are $10.
Or send your check made payable to:
Evolution Theatre Inc.
and mail to:
Evolution Theatre Inc.
PO Box 21072
Columbus, OH 43221-0072