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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Directed by Dylan Brainard
August 23 - September 20, 2014
Dale Wasserman's acclaimed stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's best-selling novel is described by The New York Times as a “hilariously scarifying and powerful journey” that will not only make you laugh hysterically, but will surely tug at your heart strings. Cuckoo's Nest becomes an outlandish battle of the wills as McMurphy, played in the four-time Oscar-winning film version by Jack Nicholson, convinces his fellow patients to fight at his side against the many injustices they face. While continuously taunting the iron-fisted Nurse Ratched, this band of unlikely brothers uses card games, the World Series and an unsupervised deep sea fishing trip as tools to fight against their oppressors. Was it all worth it? You be the judge. Remember that the one who marches out of step may simply hear a different drum.
The Trojan Women
Co-Directed by Tami Kai & Ken Frazier
October 25 - November 15, 2014
In the aftermath of the Trojan War, the women of the ruined nation of Troy, gathered by their conquerors, await their fate even as they mourn their dead. This play, written in 415 BCE as Euripides’ public protest against the Peloponnesian War, forces us to look beyond social justice, beyond nationalism and patriotism to consider at core what we believe to be right, and what we know is wrong. This aggressive, hard-hitting, movement-based production will force us to scrape away the grit, to wipe the dirt from our eyes as we look beyond despair to find our humanity.
February 5 - March 1, 2015
Winner of 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Talley's Folly is funny and heart-warming play about finding love when you've nearly given up looking. At the end of World War II, Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant who has spent his life keeping others at a distance, returns to the small town where he first met Sally Talley. Nothing like her conservative Protestant family and neighbors, Sally is a nurse with deep misgivings about the country's future. After a lifetime of believing they'll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt has worked up the courage to ask Sally for her hand, and convince her that they do belong -- together.
May 2 - 31, 2015
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