Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 3/16/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 3/16/2014 CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS
The Grand Wilmington
Carolina Chocolate Drops return to The Grand after their spirited performance in 2013. Three young musicians, Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson, freshly reinterpret the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music of the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. They call themselves The Chocolate Drops as a tip of the hat to the Tennessee Chocolate Drops, a popular band in the 1930s. Their 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig garnered the 2011 Grammy® award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Their success has proven why "The Carolina Chocolate Drops are still the most electrifying acoustic act around." - The Guardian
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 3/16/2014 VENUS IN FUR
Bootless Stageworks
VENUS IN FUR by David Ives STORY LINE: Thomas Novachek is the writer-director of a new play, an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Furs which inspired the term Masochism. He is on the telephone lamenting the inadequacies of all the actresses who showed up that day to audition for the lead character, Wanda von Dunajew. Suddenly, at the last minute, a new actress, Vanda Jordan, bursts in, the exemplar of every fault he has decried: needy, crude, compliant, desperate. She convinces him to read through his play, she as Wanda and he as Severin von Kusiemski. During this reading, Vanda shows astonishing insights into the novel and her character and the balance of power shifts as the actress establishes total dominance over the director, exactly as in the novel. "To describe Mr. Ives's play as a sex comedy may conjure images of creaky old farces involving philandering bosses and naughty secretaries. But while it's as funny…is also something darker, stranger and altogether more delicious: a suspense-packed study of the erotics (and the semiotics) of power, in which the two participants prove to be seriously, almost scarily adept." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times Winner: Tony Award for Best Actress (Leading Role) in a Play - Nina Arianda Winner: Theatre World Award - Best Actress (Leading Role) in a Play - Nina Arianda Nominee: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play - Nina Arianda Nominee: Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead - Nina Arianda Nominee: Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance - Nina Arianda Nominee: Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director Nominee: Tony Award - Best Play Nominee: Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play CAST Sean Gallager - Thomas Kelly Warne - Vanda (Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association) March 13 @ 7:30, March 14, 15 @ 8:00pm; March 16 @ 3:00pm; March 20 @ 7:30pm; March 21, 22 @ 8:00pm Adults - $20.00; Seniors - $18.00; Students & Military - $15.00 Venus in Fur is not suitable for young audiences. The play contains mature themes and language.
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 3/16/2014 SEUSSICAL
Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.SEUSSICAL is fun for the whole family! Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting, and costume design.More Ahrens and FlahertyFor complet
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 3/16/2014 FAUST
University of Delaware - Thompson Theatre, Roselle Center for the Arts
Restless for knowledge and power, Faust makes a deal with the devil - his soul in exchange for total knowledge, absolute power, and the ability to perform the black arts. After sealing the pact with a drop of blood, Faust finds himself in the throes of a heady and hedonistic adventure of epic proportions. Beautiful women, fantastical travel, extraordinary alchemy. But at what cost? Combining the highest level of theatricality with challenging and thought provoking ideas, the REP brings this landmark in world literature to vivid and spectacular life with magic, monsters, electrifying effects, and a host of devilish delights.
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Resident Ensemble Players
Thompson Theatre:adapt: Heinz-Uwe Haus from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; dir: Heinz-Uwe Haus.
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Now Playing Onstage in Delaware - Week of 3/16/2014 MAN OF LA MANCHA
DuPont Theatre
An all new production complete with the Tony-award winning score and book that has inspired theatergoers since the very first note of "The Impossible Dream" was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of a man over his own follies.
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