WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Spotlighters' 2013-14 Season
Spotlighters Theatre announces its 52nd Season, running September 2013 - August 2014. (Season Subscriptions and Individual Tickets will be on sale be the end of May 2013.)
Ticket Prices: Adults $20; Seniors (60+) $18; Military & Students $16. Member Ticket Prices: Adults $18; Seniors (60+) $16; Military & Students $15. Members are individuals that support the theatre with a $25 (or more) gift to the theatre during the year.
The Audrey Herman Celebration
Tonight, September 7, 2013 - 6:30pm
Hosted by Germano's Trattoria
Silent Auction - Entertainment - Presentation of the Audrey Herman Award
Enjoy an evening of theatre entertainment & fund raising at Germano's Trattoria - a la carte menu and cash bar
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
by Edward Albee
directed by Fuzz Roark
Sept 6 - Oct 6, 2013
The play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is set on the campus of a small, New England university. It opens with the main characters, George and Martha coming home from a party at her father's house.
The two of them clearly care deeply for each other, but events have turned their marriage into a nasty battle between two disenchanted, cynical enemies.
Even though the pair arrives home at two o'clock in the morning, they are expecting guests: the new young math professor and his wife.
What ensues is a battle royale between George and Martha for the attention and domination of their guests, and each other.
Death and the Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman
directed by Anthony Hinkle
Oct 18 - Nov 11, 2013
Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner who had been tortured and raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw.
Paulina now lives in an isolated house with her husband. One day an act of kindness brings the past to her door - "During all those years not an our passed that I haven't heard it, that same voice, next to me, next to my ear, that voice mixed with saliva, you think I'd forget a voice like his?"
Death and the Maiden forces the audience to confront questions about torture and punishment.
The confrontation and shifts in power between the three inevitable raises issues of justice and revenge,
especially in relationship to the punishment of war criminals.
Into the Woods
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
directed by Fuzz Roark
musical direction by Michael Tan
Nov 22 - Dec 22, 2013
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch ... who raps?
They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.
When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk... a cape as red as blood... hair as yellow as corn... a slipper as pure as gold... ) required to break the spell.
Swindling, lying and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure as gold), Little Red Riding hood (with a cape as red as blood), Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk - with the cow as white as milk).
Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results.
A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters.
It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed.
Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
Special Children's Matinee Performances of Act 1 will be presented on Saturday's at 4pm during the run of the performances. (Tickets $12).
Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Lance Bankert
Jan 17 - Feb 16, 2014
"Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,"
During a chance meeting a young boy and girl from rival families fall in love at first sight, but, the two lovers must be prepared to give up everything, including their lives, to be together.
Set in an ancient city torn apart by feuds, Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling combination of unwavering love and searing hatred.
Spotlighters Theatre's production explores these passions in a sultry and thrilling production that brings new life and spirit to the world's greatest and most enduring love story.