Sept. 20 & 27 @ 7:30 and 21, 22, 28 & 29 @ 8 ....cheap in all the right ways...fast, tawdry and very funny. ...larger-than-life homage to leading ladies and low-budget sci-fi films of the 50's...guaranteed you'll laugh your *** off.
BREAKING THE CODE Previews Oct. 24 @ 11:00 AM & Oct. 25 @ 7:30 Performances Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 2, 3, 9 & 10 @ 8:00; Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 7 & 8 @ 7:30; Oct. 28, Nov. 4 & 11 @ 2:00. An exceptional biographical drama about a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing, who played a major role in winning World War II. He broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code: the taboo of homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died by suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him, and why.
Previews August 22 & 23 @ 7:30; Performances August 24, 25, 31 & September 1 @ 8, August 30 @ 7:30, August 26 @ 2. Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott Based on the Latent Image/Specific Films Motion Picture Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. The Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever could have ever dreamed of.
Previews July 18 & 19 @7:30; Performances July 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 8; July 22 @2; July 26 @ 7:30. A mixture of love, politics and art in a star-spangled comedy set in Washington, D.C., 1990. When Veronica, a self-absorbed movie star in mid-life (think Liz Taylor) agrees to co-star in a play with her favorite ex-husband (think Richard Burton), both egos and calories get burned. The director (who is young, female and attractive) gets a better performance from Veronica’s ex-husband off-stage than on. Meanwhile, Veronica’s gay assistant falls in love with an old pal, a controversial photographic artist who has just been denounced by Veronica’s current flame, a powerful United States senator. When conflicts build between those she adores, the fervently apolitical Veronica is forced to take a position on the one subject she cares about – love. Rollicking fun. Reminiscent of a combination of Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde and Moss Hart, Veronica’s Position tackles love, artistic freedom, plus social politics – all with sharply fashioned wit.
Electricity Previews May 30 & 31 @ 7:30; Performances June 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 8, June 7 @ 7:30, June 2 @ 2 A Columbus native, Mr. Ray comes home performing in the Midwest premiere of his new play. Sex, drugs and booze make up the life of Brad, while ex-seminary student Gary is so closeted that he hides behind an invented wife. This unlikely pair hook up in a motel room after their 10-year high school reunion sparks an "electricity" between them that lures them back to that same motel room after each reunion for the next 3 decades.
ELECTRICITY May 30 - June 9; Veronica's Position July 18 - 28; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Aug. 22 - Sept.1; Devil Boys from Beyond Sept. 20 - 29; co-produced with CATCO, Breaking The Code Oct. 24 - Nov. 11
Co-production with CATCO. Thickets on sale mid 2018.