2008-09 Theatre Season
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Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN
One of the finest achievements of the modern stage, Mr. Wilder has transmuted the simple events of a human life into universal reverie. He has given it a profound, strange, unworldly significance - brimming over with compassion. Our Town has escaped from the formal barrier of the modern theatre into the quintessence of acting, thought, and speculation. A BEAUTIFULLY EVOCATIVE PLAY, A HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL PLAY.
Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS
What happens to children in the absence of love? That is the question that lies at the heart of this funny and heartrending play by one of America's most acclaimed and beloved playwrights. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lost in Yonkers is a moving drama about the cruelties and painful memories that scar a family. It is New York, 1942. After the death of their mother, two young brothers are sent to stay with their formidable grandmother for the longest ten months of their lives. Grandmother Kurnitz is a one-woman German front - a refugee and a widow who has steeled her heart against the world. Her coldness and intolerance have crippled her own children. Filled with characters you can't help but empathize with, it is a story filled with laughter, tears, and insight.
Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
Annie Oakley is an incredible shot who was raised "Doin' What Comes Naturally." Frank Butler, the star sharpshooter in "Colonel Buffalo Bill's show, however, knows full well that's not how 'The Girl That I Marry' must be. Anyway, not at least until he finds that 'My Defenses are Down.' Though Annie defiantly says 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better', she realizes that 'You Can't Get a Man With a Gun.' The victor at the end is love; as you know, 'It's Wonderful'. After all, 'There's No Business Like Show Business'.