Our 2017 Theatre Series!
1776: America's Prize Winning Musical
| Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
| Book by Peter Stone
June 17th-July 9th
This summer, experience the Broadway blockbuster musical 1776 as never before, in a dynamic staging feature a powerhouse cast of all-female performers. Join John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson as they work to persuade the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence and begin our unending search for American identity. With familiar characters and an invigorating score, this Tony-Award winning musical promises to be a fun and inspiring option for families this summer.
Rumors | by Neil Simon
July 15th-August 6th
Neil Simon is one of the greatest comedic writers of the 20th Century, and Rumors is one of his funniest farces. In this unforgettable knee-slapper, guests arriving for a dinner party are surprised to discover the hosting couple is nowhere to be found! As the guests work to make sense of their hosts' disappearance, rumors develop and spiral out of control. This play is fast-paced and filled to bursting with nonstop jokes and physical comedy.
The Children's Hour | by Lillian Hellman
The Children's Hour is an emotional drama, written by an under-produced playwright. The play's first Broadway production, which opened in 1934, was a success with critics and audiences, and the story was later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn. The story takes place in an all-girls boarding school and follows the destruction wrought by an angry student's false accusation that the school's two headmistresses, Martha and Karen, are engaged in a love affair. This must-see production, which concludes Festival’s summer season, will feature showcase roles for local youth performers.
Death of a Salesman | by Arthur Miller
This Pulitzer-Prize-winning American masterpiece needs little introduction. Considered by many to be among the greatest plays of modern drama, Arthur Miller's iconic portrait of the travelling salesman Willy Loman creates a complicated picture of what the American Dream looks like in the life of one family. The opportunity to experience this massive story in Festival’s intimate Black Box space should make for an unforgettable evening at the theatre.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play | adapted by Joe Landry
November 25th-December 24th
Here's a fun twist on an American standard: this adaptation of Frank Capra's beloved holiday film presents the story as a live radio play, where the audience watches as a small ensemble of performers brings to life all the sights, sounds, and characters of this perennial story. This creative staging provides a fresh reason to revisit the story. Stay tuned for tour dates and school matinee options!