Company of Fools Theatre Announces its 23rd Season for 2018–2019

Company of Fools Theatre Announces its 23rd Season for 2018–2019

Interim Producing Director Kent Thompson announces the 23rd season of the Company of Fools, featuring four main stage productions. Its 2018-2019 lineup includes Woody Guthrie's American Song, Heisenberg, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and concludes with 4000 Miles. While next season's Play Reading Series is still in development, COF is pleased to announce The Agitators as part of the series. "We are excited to share these stories as COF begins a new chapter. This season continues our commitment to the magical art of storytelling, our company of artists, and a vital connection to our community and region," Thompson adds.

"Love finds its rightful place centerstage in Company of Fools' 23rd season. Unexpected love, love of country, unlikely love, and finding love again after its loss. These four stories will tickle the funny bone, touch the heart and stimulate the brain. We couldn't be more delighted with the stories we've chosen for this important season, as the STORIES LIVE ON." says R.L. Rowsey, Company of Fools 23rd Season Producer.

Woody Guthrie's American Song

June 26 - July 15, 2018

Liberty Theatre, Hailey

Songs and Writings by Woody Guthrie
Conceived and Adapted by Peter Glazer
Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements by Jeff Waxman

Directed by Kent Thompson
Musical Direction by R.L. Rowsey

One man's voice changed the sound of America's story

Woody Guthrie's American Song celebrates the life and work of one of the country's greatest and most admired folk balladeers. Guthrie was a wandering minstrel and poet of the downtrodden, the voiceless, the powerless, and the forgotten. He was a humanist who railed against injustice, particularly during the Great Depression, but also extoled the splendors of this country, especially in his most famous song, "This Land is Your Land."

Part of The Center's BIG IDEA project We the People: Protests and Patriotism.

Woody Guthrie's American Song sponsors:

Carol and Leonard Harlig, Dan and Jodie Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, and Jeri L. Wolfson in support of The Center's BIG IDEA project We the People: Protest and Patriotism

Heisenberg

September 26 - October 13, 2018

Liberty Theatre, Hailey

by Simon Stephens

Directed by Denise Simone

A kiss is just a kiss, but sometimes...

In a crowded London train station, two strangers collide... and their lives will never be the same again. Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts them into a fascinating, unexpected and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that precedes profound human connection.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

A HOLIDAY TREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

December 12 - 30, 2018

Liberty Theatre, Hailey

Adapted by Dwayne Hartford from the book by Kate DiCamillo

Directed by Natalie Battistone

Are there any wrong turns in the quest for love?

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china, beloved by a girl named Abilene. But he couldn't care less-he's vain and self-centered. When Edward is accidentally thrown overboard on an ocean voyage, he begins a miraculous journey, but he can't move or speak-he's a toy rabbit! Edward meets an elderly grieving couple who find comfort in Edward's presence, a hobo and his dog, a farmer in need of a scarecrow, a sad little boy and his very ill sister, and finally a doll mender and an old doll who teach him an invaluable lesson-what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again. For audiences of all ages.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane sponsor:

Marcia and Don Liebich

4000 Miles

February 13 - March 2, 2019

Liberty Theatre, Hailey

by Amy Herzog

Directed by Gary Hopper

21 + 91: a relative equation

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.

4000 Miles sponsor:

Big Wood Landscape

COMPANY OF FOOLS 23rd SEASON SPONSORS:

Arrow R. Storage, Linda and Bob Edwards, Ginny and Peter Foreman, Kenneth Lewis, Mathieu Ranum & Allaire, PLLC, Jane Rosen and Scott Miley - Scott Miley Roofing, Carol P. Nie, Priscilla Pittiglio, Richard Smooke and Family in loving memory of Judith Smooke, Mary Ann and John Underwood, and Maryanne and Jerry Whitcomb and media sponsor Weekly Sun

COMPANY OF FOOLS 23rd SEASON MAINSTAGE PRICING:

$35 member / $40 nonmember / $35 senior (62 and over) / $15 student (with student ID)

SPECIAL PRICING OPTIONS:

Groups Pricing - groups of 8 or more receive $35 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!

"Pay What You Feel Night" - join us for the first performance and literally pay what you'd like. Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show. If you'd prefer to reserve your seats, you may also purchase your tickets at full price for this performance.

"10 for $10″ - Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.

Second Night 23 (All tickets $23) - For the second night of every mainstage production all tickets are $23 dollars - in honor of the 23rd season!

Educators Night - $15 tickets are available to currently employed educators and school administrators for this designated night. These tickets may be purchased in advance. Limit two per person.

*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.

COMPANY OF FOOLS 23rd SEASON ON-SALE DATES:

ALL TICKETS for mainstage productions on sale NOW at sunvalleyenter.org

COMPANY OF FOOLS 2018-2019 PLAY READINGS/SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Agitators

Date/time TBD

Liberty Theatre, Hailey

FREE ($10 suggested donation, advance seat reservation recommended)

By Mat Smart

The Agitators tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

Part of The Center's BIG IDEA project We the People: Protests and Patriotism.

The Agitators sponsor:

Jeri L. Wolfson in support of The Center's BIG IDEA project We the People: Protest and Patriotism

Original artwork for Company of Fools 23rd Season by Marcia Mode-Stavros.

For more information about the Company of Fools 23rd Season, membership information or to purchase tickets, please visit sunvalleycenter.org or call 208.726.9491.



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