2010-2011 Season

SONIA FLEW by Melinda Lopez
directed by David Wolber

A Co-production with the Jewish Ensemble Theatre
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS
September 17 through October 17, 2010

"Sonia Flew is a play for our age" says the Boston Globe. In the turmoil of revolutionary Cuba, a young girl's parents struggle to keep their family safe. When the father is wrongly implicated as a detractor of Castro, they must make the shattering decision to send her to the United States and a better future. Based on the true story of Operation Pedro Pan that transported 14,000 children out of Cuba, Sonia Flew chronicles one girl's life from her departure from Cuba in 1960, through her adulthood in America in 2001. Featuring Mila Govich, Jon Bennett, Will Young, Christina Flynn, Russ Schwartz and Sarab Kamoo.

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
directed by Carla Milarch
music direction by Ryan Lewis

TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL
November 11 through December 26, 2010

A lollapalooza of a musical to take you back to the dazzling fantasy of the 1920s, when stars had charisma, Broadway had romance and audiences had the time of their lives. You know the one - where the Broadway star wants to leave the show because she's fallen for an oil-rich lummox, so the producer hires a gigolo to woo the girl and put the kibosh on the nuptials? Winner of Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score, it's guaranteed to put a song in your heart! Starring Naz Edwards, Mark Hammell, Matt Andersen, Andrea Mellos, Eva Rosenwald, Phil Powers, Linda Hammell, Brian Thibault, Lisa Lauren Smith and Charlie Sutherland.

THE WAR SINCE EVE by Kim Carney
directed by David Wolber

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
January 13 through February 13, 2011

From the playwright who brought you Moonglow and The Home Team comes another knockout comedy. On the eve of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, women's rights pioneer and bawdy, outspoken feminist Roxie Firestone has a dilemma. As the mother of two grown daughters - Milty, her put-upon assistant and Tara, from whom she has been estranged for twenty years - she wouldn't win any Mother of the Year awards. When Tara returns and Milty threatens to jump ship, she must decide which is more important, sisterhood or motherhood? Starring Henrietta Hermelin, Sarab Kamoo and Leah Smith.

THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson
directed by Tim Rhoze

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING DRAMA
March 3 through April 3, 2011 EXTENDED through April 10!

A powerful play from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences. Set in Pittsburgh in 1936 in the home of an African American family from Mississippi, the story centers around a piano that was once traded for two of their ancestors. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano and make a new future, while Berniece clings tightly to the memories it engenders. In this American masterpiece, Wilson gives us a haunting and mythic tale of a family at war with the past. Starring James Cowans, Lisa Lauren Smith, Brian Marable, Lexa Bauer, Kayla Lumpkin, Sean Rodriguez, Lynch Travis, Nelson Jones, and Diviin Huff.

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker
directed by John Seibert

OBIE AWARD-WINNING COMEDY
April 21 through May 22, 2011

Fresh from a hugely successful run Off-Broadway, this comedy is a beatifully crafted story about love, relationships and raising the stakes. In a community center drama class, four New Englanders experiment with theatre games and learn about more than just acting. Under the misguided tutelage of their ditzy instructor Marty, romance blossoms, secrets are revealed and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Starring Terry Heck, Mark Rademacher, Taras Michael Los, Eva Rosenwald and Sarah Leahy.

Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts
directed by Ray Schultz
TONY-NOMINATED DRAMA

June 2 through July 3, 2011 EXTENDED through July 10!

Do opposites attract? Adam and Luke certainly do. Luke is a young, Southern Christian, and Adam is an aging, neurotic atheist. When they meet at a mutual friend's party, sparks fly - in more ways than one. But the real question for this endearingly odd couple is: "what happens when the sparks fade?" When a serious accident lands Luke in the hospital, Adam must decide what their complicated life together adds up to, and whether their love truly can conquer all. Spanning five years of their relationship, Next Fall moves deftly between serving up the laughs and exploring ideas to ponder long after the curtain comes down.

MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH by Joel Gross
directed by Shannon Ferrante

ROMANTIC HISTORICAL FICTION
July 28 through August 28, 2011

"A touching story of love." -NY Times. History gets a refreshingly sexy face in this detailed and sumptuous study of an imagined love triangle between Marie Antoinette; her portrait painter, Elisabeth Vigée le Brun; and a fictitious playboy-aristocrat, and lover to both, Count Alexis de Ligne. Spanning two politically explosive decades surrounding the French Revolution, this elegant boudoir drama weaves politics, history, romance and art. Starring Chelsea Sadler, Jill Dion and Drew Parker.

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