Mar 20th, 2015 - Apr 11th, 2015
Based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by John-Michael Tebelak, Directed by Dewey Scott Wiley
SPONSORED BY ARTIZAN ON BULL FOR THE AIDS BENEFIT FOUNDATION
Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.
Join us for a talk-back following the matinee on March 29th
1977 Tony Award Nominee for Best Original Score, 1971 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer, 1971 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Lyricist
Other Desert Cities
May 1st, 2015 - May 16th, 2015
A play by Jon Robin Baitz, Directed by Jim Thigpen
SPONSORED BY KATIE AND IRWIN KAHN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC)
Other Desert Cities is the story of a once promising novelist, who returns home after a six year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, (former leading Republicans) and her eccentric liberal aunt. When the novelist announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the family struggles to come to terms with their past. In this family, secrets are everything. You'll be on the edge of your seat as their mystery unfolds.
Join us for a talk-back following the matinee on May 10th
2012 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play, 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama
Jun 26th, 2015 - Aug 1st, 2015
Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyen, Music by Henry Krieger, Directed by Terrance Henderson
SPONSORED BY PALSS (PALMETTO AIDS LIFE SUPPORT SERVICES) AND THE FORTITUDE FOUNDATION
The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie, Lorrell, and Deena are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr., the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early. Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated.
Join us for a talk-back following the matinee on July 26th
1982 Drama Desk Award for Best Book, 1982 Tony Award for Best Book, 1983 Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album
Aug 14th, 2015 - Aug 22nd, 2015
By Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
WINNER OF THE TRUSTUS PLAYWRIGHTS' FESTIVAL
SPONSORED BY THE MUSES
A modern tale about 21st Century relationships and communication, Big City introduces audiences to Jane and Joe. These friends have been living with each other for a while and are "just roommates," except for Friday nights and the occasional Sunday morning. Now he's drowning in urban angst and wants a deeper commitment -- a baby! -- but Jane says no. Deep down, are they really in love? Or is it just the narrowing of options and fear of being alone that comes from being closer to 30 than 20. Anything can happen over a meal of Chinese takeout and muscle relaxants, especially when unexpected guests invade the small apartment they call home.