TWELFTH NIGHT, NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set for She&Her Productions' 2012-13 Season
She&Her Productions has announced its upcoming 2012-13 season, opening this Friday, August 10!
This season's productions will all be held at the newly renovated Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. The theatre address and all ticket information can be found on the website at www.sheandherproductions.com.
She&Her is always looking for volunteers to help produce the show with backstage assistance as well as ushering and more. If you would like to be a volunteer, email She&Her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week She&Her will also be launching its season fundraiser via Kickstarter. If you would like to donate to this 501c3 non-profit organization, don't hesitate to contact She&Her via email sheandherproductions.com.
She&Her present the 2012-2013 SEASON:
TWELFTH NIGHT, or What You Will
Twelfth Night is arguably the most human of all of the comedies written by Shakespeare. It contains something that is so real to the human experience that it is impossible to walk away without recognizing some of ourselves in the characters. It seems to catch the elements of loss, love and pain that make humanity the feeling creatures that we are. The director, Jeremy Riggs, uses this information in his approach to the play, causing a somewhat darker feel. Under his direction he is attempting to find the real sense of the emotion as the play moves through its assigned scenes. According to Riggs, by putting the focus on the reality of the situation in which the characters find themselves, an honesty arises that makes one recognize and empathize with the characters in the play.
Although a somewhat darker approach is taken, there are still plenty of laughs in the show. From the preening, self-loving Malvolio and the loud, over-lubricated Sir Toby, to the fun loving and witty Feste and the boisterous, dim-witted Sir Andrew all weaving themselves in and out of the story, building a web of deceit and revenge that ends with hilarity and madness.
Riggs, in addition to directing, also lends his expertise as a stunt and fight director to the action of the play. Several daring duels, very much in the spirit of Robin Hood and The Princess Bride have been staged. The combatants, Fight Captained by Garrett Lawson, who also plays Sir Andrew Aguecheek, swing rapiers and fists as the plays fights progress the narrative.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will opens August 10th and runs weekends through August 26th. All Show at 8:00 PM except Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM. All performances will be at the Just Off Broadway Theatre, located at 3051 Central Street at 31st Street and Broadway in Kansas City, Mo. Directed by Jeremy Riggs. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261042. Call (816) 784-5020 for more information. CONSTRUCTION OFF OF BROADWAY. ENTER THE THEATRE FROM THE SOUTH LOCATION USING WYANDOTTE ST.
Winner: Three 2009 Tony Awards and 2010 Pulitzer Prize! Meet Diana–sexy, sharp and desperately trying to hold on to her family, including husband Dan–handsome, genuine and hard-working, struggling to juggle being a father and a husband. Welcome to the world of NEXT TO NORMAL, the brilliant, evocative winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize that takes us inside the lives of a typical American family that’s anything but typical. Contains Strong Language and Themes.
By Adam Gwon
Directed by Tiffany Garrison-Schweigert
A KANSAS CITY THEATRE PREMIERE
From one of musical theatre's most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. ORDINARY DAYS is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
A Feminine Ending
By Sarah Treem
Directed by Taylor St. John
A KANSAS CITY THEATRE PREMIERE
Amanda, twenty-five, wants to be a great composer. But at the moment, she's living in New York City and writing advertising jingles to pay the rent while her fiancé, Jack, pursues his singing career. So when Amanda's mother, Kim, calls one evening from New Hampshire and asks for her help with something she can't discuss over the phone, Amanda is only too happy to leave New York. Once home, Kim reveals that she's leaving Amanda's father and needs help packing. Amanda balks and ends up (gently) hitting the postman, who happens to be her first boyfriend. They spend the night together in an apple orchard, where Amanda tries to tell Billy how her life got sidetracked. It has something to do with being a young woman in a profession that only recognizes famous men. Billy acts like he might have the answer, but doesn't. Neither does Amanda's mother. Or, for that matter,her father. A Feminine Ending is a gentle, bittersweet comedy about a girl who knows what she wants but not quite how to get it. Her parents are getting divorced, her fiancée is almost famous, her first love reappears, and there's a lot of noise in her head but none of it is music. Until the end.