SYLVIA, ENRON, 4000 MILES and More Set for 2nd Story Theatre's 2014-15 Season
Cats may have nine lives, but 2nd Story's top dog, Sylvia, has two. AR Gurney's personable pooch is making a return visit to satisfy all the customers who were turned away during last spring's sold out run. The eight-performance rerun will be from September 4 - September 14.
In early October, 2nd Story kicks off its GR8 Season -- eight great plays -- four UpStage and four Down.
Artistic Director Ed Shea says, "The season is packed with plays most Rhode Islanders have never seen. It's a fresh, modern assortment with broad appeal: poetry, drama, satire and farce. It will satisfy the craving of avid theatergoers for the new and sophisticated. At the same time, it will give the sometime theatergoer what they want: an entertaining, accessible, engaging night on the town. The GR8 season offers, as we used to say of our Short Attention Span Theatre: Something to make you laugh, something to make you cry, something to make you say 'What the heck was that?'"
A variety of subscription packages are available for the GR8 Season. Individual tickets are $30. Tickets for patrons age 21 and under are $21. The preview price, valid only for the first three performances of each production, is $10. This year curtain times will be uniform upstairs and down: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
2nd Story Theatre is located at 28 Market Street, Warren, Rhode Island. To receive a free brochure visit the box office, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (401) 247-4200. For further information check the website at 2ndstorytheatre.com.
SYLVIA by AR Gurney
DownStage: Sept. 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30PM; Sept. 7 @ 2:30PM
Sept. 11, 12 & 13 @ 7:30PM; Sept. 14 @ 2:30PM
Encore performances of 2nd Story's springtime hit; Sylvia is a modern romantic comedy about midlife, marriage, and a dog.
ENRON by Lucy Prebble
Previews Oct. 3, 4, 5; Performances Oct. 9 - Nov. 2
A thriller about crime and corruption that was inspired by real events; the explosive tale of a brilliant but ruthless CEO and the scandal that toppled one of America's major companies.
SEMINAR by Theresa Rebeck
Previews Jan. 23, 24, 25; Performances Jan. 29 - Feb. 22
Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with a renowned literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant instruction, some thrive and others flounder, sex is used as a weapon, hearts are broken, egos are shattered, and lives are forever changed.
THE LADIES MAN by Georges Feydeau, adapted by Charles Morey
Previews March 13, 14, 15; Performances March 19 - April 12
Recently married Dr. Molineaux tells "one tiny, little, hardly noticeable lie" to cover an innocent but embarrassing indiscretion. From that single untruth tumbles a cascade of convoluted deceptions, misunderstandings, and mistaken identities.
TIME OF MY LIFE by Alan Ayckbourn
Previews May 1, 2, 3; Performances May 7 - May 31
A funny-but-not-funny exploration of the institution of marriage, relationships, and family life -- past, present and future -- in a three-way journey through time that originates and ends at a birthday party at an Italian restaurant.
ELEEMOSYNARY by Lee Blessing
Previews Oct. 24, 25, 26; Performances Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Eleemosynary, meaning charitable or benevolent, relates to a young girl's determination to win a national spelling bee. It also applies to the ever-changing, always challenging, ultimately rewarding relationship between a girl, her mother, and her grandmother.
COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies
Previews Jan. 9, 10, 11; Performances Jan. 15 - Feb. 8
In a cozy, book-infested Greenwich Village apartment a prominent short story writer clashes with an idolizing fan who becomes a protégé, a colleague, a friend and, finally, a threatening rival (think All About Eve).
4000 MILES by Amy Herzog
Previews Feb. 27, 28 & March 1; Performances March 5 - March 29
After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his fiercely independent 91-year old grandmother in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect with one another. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.
AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE by Paul Zindel
Previews April 17, 18, 19; Performances April 23 - May 17
Time has erased the bonds that bind the Reardon sisters: one has married and cut herself off from family; another drinks more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness. A biting blend of comedy and drama that probes the complex, baggage-filled relationships of three sisters whose lives are in crisis.
Preview price: $10. Regular price: $30. Age 21 and Under price: $21. Subscription packages are available. Performances run at 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market Street, Warren, RI 02885. For more information, call 401.247.4200, email email@example.com, or visit www.2ndstorytheatre.com.