SUPERIOR DONUTS, GOOD PEOPLE & More Set for StageWest Theatre in 2012-2013
StageWest Theatre company has announced its 2012-2013 season play offerings. Broadway's Superior Donuts, Time Stands Still, and Good People made the cut, along with Evil Dead: The Musical and Distracted.
Full season details include:
By Tracy Letts; Central Iowa Premiere.
Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This comedy-drama explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
Production runs Sept. 21 – Oct. 7, 2012
Evil Dead: The Musical
Book and Lyrics by George Reinblatt; Iowa Premiere.
Based on Sam Raimi’s 80s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now” and “Do the Necronomicon.”
Production runs Oct. 26 – Nov. 11, 2012
By David Lindsay-Abaire; Iowa Premiere.
Margie Walsh can’t catch a break. Laid off from her job at the dollar store, Margie is faced with the reality that South Boston is providing her the same level of opportunity it always has: none. Wry, rough around The Edges and ready to make a change, she goes to seek out the one who got away – both from “Southie” and from her. Instead, she finds herself in the ‘burbs and out of her element, facing a question – is opportunity granted or earned?
Production runs Feb. 8-24, 2013
By Lisa Loomer; Iowa Premiere.
What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into (or out of) pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional or just different? A hilarious, provocative and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?
Production runs April 26 – May 12, 2013
Time Stands Still
by Donald Marguiles; Iowa Premiere.
Time Stands Still is a moving and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis and the ties of friendshiP. James and Sarah, a journalist and photographer, cope with changes in life and their relationship when Sarah’s injuries abroad force them to return home to New York. This surprisingly funny play prompts poignant questions about responsibility – to ourselves, to our loved ones and to the world.
Production runs June 7–23, 2013