FROST/NIXON, IN THE NEXT ROOM and More Set for Open Stage of Harrisburg's 2012-13 Season
This season, patrons will once again be treated to outstanding live theatre at Open Stage of Harrisburg's Angino Family Theatre directed by Founder and Executive Artistic Director Donald Alsedek.
"We are touting that Season 27 Subscription Series will open your mind," says Alsedek. "Our 2012-2013 season is sure to bring something for everyone, but each piece makes you think."
The season kicks off in October with Peter Morgan's FROST/NIXON, apropos for this election year. The season continues with a new holiday offering great for the whole family, Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, a world premiere adapted for Open Stage by Harrisburg's own Jim Woland. Next is JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, the 1910's installment of August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle of plays that chronicles the black experience in America. Closing the season is Sarah Ruhl's sweet and sexy comedy, IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play, which is sure to tantalize the patrons of the intimate playhouse on the street leveled of the Walnut Street Garage.
Subscriptions are available for $90.
Take a closer look at Season 27 Subscription Series:
by Peter Morgan
Oct 5 - 27, 2012
Television more powerful than any courtroom…
Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, go head-to-head in the historic encounter that changed both their lives. Three years after being forced from office, the steely former commander-in-chief agrees to sit for one all-inclusive interview, and both sides square off in a battle to uncover the truth behind one of the most infamous presidencies of all time.
400 million people were waiting for the truth. Recommended for mature audiences.
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
adapted by Jim Woland
Nov 23 – Dec 15, 2012
They were each other's family…
Young Buddy and his sprightly cousin Miss Sook collect pecans from a nearby orchard and save up their pennies for candied fruits, aromatic spices, butter, sugar, flour, and whiskey. It's fruitcake weather!
In this humble autobiographical tale, Capote recalls his impoverished youth in the rural South during the Great Depression and reminds us how important it is to spend time with loved ones, carr ying on our own traditions. Capote paints family rituals with loving and nostalgic strokes.
A truly poignant memory play for all ages.
JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
Feb 1 - 23, 2013
A father searches for his inner freedom…
1911, Pittsburgh. Seth Holly's boarding house is full of vibrant characters on the move. They are all African-Americans headed for new work, new freedom and new life in the industrialized North. But every one of them is also searching for a new identity, and the kind of connections that make a person whole again.
The second installment in Wilson's majestic Pittsburgh Cycle. Recommended for mature audiences.
IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play
by Sarah Ruhl
Apr 12 – May 4, 2013
She longed to connect with her husband…
In a prim Victorian home at the dawn of the age of electricity, a gentleman doctor is obsessed with the marvels of technology and what they can do for his patients. The doctor is not sure exactly how his invention helps the women he treats for "hysteria," but they do keep coming back. His wife Catherine is only a bystander in her husband's world, listening at the door from the next room as he treats his female patients.
A touching comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity. Recommended for mature audiences.