Granite Theatre Announces 2019 Season
The 2019 season opens with THE GAME'S AFOOT by Ken Ludwig. It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop. - March 22 - April 7
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO by Alfred Urhy takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. The Freitags family is concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Beulah Levy is determined to have her daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala's last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. There's competition for the eligible males when her cousin comes home for the holidays. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way. - April 26 - May 11
THE CURIOUS SAVAGE by John Patrick - Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren's efforts to get their hands on it. The stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to "bring her to her senses" where she meets various social misfits who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them rather than go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. She leads her stepchildren on a merry chase. - May 31 - June 16
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK by Neil Simon - Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find - too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous. Running "barefoot in the park" would be a start... 1964 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. "A Bubbling, Rib-Tickling Comedy." - New York Times. "Critic weeps joyfully...I don't think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening." - New York Daily News - June 28 - July 21
ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson -The show starts Artistic Directors David and Beth Jepson. Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor with a failing memory-but still as tart-tongued, as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, delights in all the small things that have enriched their life together. They are visited by their daughter and her fiancé, who leave his teenage son behind for the summer who quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, even as he proves to be a handful. In the end Norman, Ethel and the audience will hope that perhaps another summer on Golden Pond still awaits. ".... a rare and memorable theatrical experience..." -Variety. 2005 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. - August 2 - 25
THE HOLLOW by Agatha Christie - An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at the home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, arguably Christie's finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when we find his wife Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grow so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive but only one of them did the deed. - September 6 - 29
MAN OF LA MANCHA - Book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion - Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes "The Impossible Dream," "I, Don Quixote," "Dulcinea". MAN OF LA MANCHA played for 2,328 performances in New York. The winner of 5 Tony Awards. - October 18 - November 10
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens is our traditional heartwarming Christmas classic! We bring to life London of the 1800's with Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all your favorite characters in this heartwarming Christmas celebration. Make it a tradition! --November 29 - December 22
The theatre boasts oversized theatre seating, air conditioning and a charming, spacious lounge area where patrons may enjoy a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks from the theatre's cash bar and mingle with the performers after the show. Opening nights of each new production feature a special post-show party and mixer of patrons and performers.
Shows run Thursday through Saturday with 7:30 PM performances (Please note new start time!) and Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Some shows will vary with additional performances. Tickets for comedies are $20, seniors 62+ $17, children 12 and under $12. Musicals are $25, seniors 62+ $22 and children 12 and under $15. Gift certificates are available year-round and season subscriptions are available thru April 8. For information or to reserve tickets call the Box Office at 401-596-2341 or pick your seats online at www.granitetheatre.com.