2016 Main Stage Season

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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adapted for the stage
by Buck Busfield
Dec. 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17
Family Matinees on
December 4 & 11  at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
and December 18 at 1:00 p.m.

A comedic GROUNDHOG DAY-like retelling of the Dickens’ classic! Every year at Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to relive his tearfully sentimental, life-changing journey through his past, present and future. This year, though, Ebenezer is ready and waiting with a surprise for those pesky ghosts. A fresh and funny twist on a beloved classic that is sure to get the whole family into the holiday spirit.

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JEEVES INTERVENES

adapted by Margaret Raether from the stories of P.G. Wodehouse
May 5-7, 12-15 & 19-21

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Hapless playboy, Bertie Wooster, and his old school chum, Eustace Bassington-Bassington, must hatch a scheme to wiggle out of his impending wedding, brought about by meddling relatives. Can Bertie’s ever-faithful valet Jeeves rescue these two bumbling bachelors from themselves? This light-hearted, utterly delightful comedy is filled with sharp witticisms and joyful physical comedy. Little Lake’s favorite, Art DeConciliis, as Jeeves, is sure to generate hearty laughter.


ENCHANTED APRIL
by Matthew Barber
May 26-28, June 2-5 & 9-11

A small advertisement placed discreetly in the Times: “To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine…Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy…To be let for the month of April.” At the end of an especially bleak winter, two proper British ladies are suddenly swept into the adventure of their lifetime–one that includes romance, laughter and a glowing refreshment of spirit.

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LIGHT UP THE SKY
by Moss Hart
June 16-18, 23-26 & 30-July 2

What happens when a superstitious leading lady, her outspoken mother, a temperamental director, an enthusiastic producer and his wife, a star struck Shriner and a truck-driver-turned-playwright all converge for the opening of a new play? Mayhem of course! This hilarious homage to the American stage is certain to leave you laughing.

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ANNA IN THE TROPICS
by Nilo Cruz
July 7-9, 14-17 & 21-23

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Excitement is in the air as Santiago’s family awaits the arrival of the new lector employed to read to the workers in his cigar factory as they roll cigars. As charismatic Juan Julian reads Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the workers quickly fall under his spell and passions ignite. These newly kindled passions, combined with the tropical heat and the promise of the American dream, prove to be explosive in Cruz’s intoxicating Pulitzer Prize winning romance.

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THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE

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by Jay Presson Allen
Adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark
July 28-30, Aug. 4-7 & 11-13

Miss Brodie, a most unorthodox teacher at the traditional Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland, is determined to instill in her students a passion for independence, ambition, truth and beauty. Her “girls” are devoted to her. When rumors of affairs with both Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Lowther, the art and music masters, reach the staunch headmistress Miss Mackay, Miss Brodie must battle fiercely for not only her teaching position but also her honor.

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LOOT

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by Joe Orton
Aug. 18-20, 25-28 & Sept. 1-3

Hal and Dennis have a problem; they have robbed a bank but have nowhere to hide the money. Their solution? To hide the loot in the coffin of Hal’s recently deceased mother. But where to hide the body? Enter a money-hungry nurse, Hal’s grieving father and a detective hot on their trail. The plot thickens in this delicious satire.

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A FINE BRIGHT DAY TODAY
by Philip Goulding

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Sept 8-10, 15-18 & 22-24

Margaret Harvey and her daughter, Rebecca, have lived together in a small, seaside cottage in Great Britain since the death of Margaret’s husband nearly 30 years earlier. When Rebecca decides to move in with her boyfriend, she contracts a lodger, Milton Farnsworth—an American painter—to share the cottage with mum. Warm, funny and moving, this exploration of love in later life “leaves you with an optimistic sense that everyone deserves a second chance at happiness.” (Guardian)

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LUV

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by Murray Schisgal
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 6-8 & 13-15

A man stands on a bridge ready to jump. Another fellow wanders by and immediately recognizes the man on the railing as his great old college chum, Harry Berlin. Soon, through the funniest of circumstances, Harry and Milt discover they are equally miserable. Enter Milt’s wife, Ellen, and within moments Milt foists Ellen upon Harry so that he can run off with another woman. This LUV triangle is an outrageous blend of absurdist humor and good old-fashioned Neil Simon Broadway comedy.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

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by William Shakespeare
Oct. 20-22, 27-29 & Nov. 3-5
Student Matinees: Wednesday, October 26 and Tuesday, Nov 1 at 10 a.m.
Special Family Performance: Sunday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m.

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All’s fair in love and war, until the impish sprite Puck meddles in the lives of lovesick runaways, feuding fairies, and a comic troupe of amateur actors. This magical romp is the perfect introduction for the entire family to one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.


LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC

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by Arlene Hutton
Nov. 10-12, 17-19 & 25-26

Set in 1940, a chance encounter on an over-crowded eastbound cross-country train brings together a charming young discharged flyer, Raleigh, and shy May, a young woman who has been jilted by her soldier fiancé. As their paths continue to cross over the years, an unexpected bond blossoms. “A gently charming little play, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder in its look at rustic Americans who are to be treasured for their simplicity and directness.” (Associated Press)


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
adapted for the stage
by Buck Busfield
Dec. 1-3, 7-10 & 15-17
December 4, 11 and 18: Sunday family matinees at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A comedic GROUNDHOG DAY-like retelling of the Dickens’ classic! Every year at Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to relive his tearfully sentimental, life-changing journey through his past, present and future. This year, though, Ebenezer is ready and waiting with a surprise for those pesky ghosts. A fresh and funny twist on a beloved classic that is sure to get the whole family into the holiday spirit.

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