The Vex Season Info

 “You are to be complimented on consistently providing your audiences with interesting, diverse, and sometimes controversial topics.  Productions such as A View from the Bridge result in interesting conversation over dinner after the show.” 
~ Emerson, a Friend of The Vex

2014-15 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

We are thrilled to announce the line-up for the Sheldon Vexler Theatre's 16th Season!  

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman 
Directed by Dylan Brainard

August 23 - September 20, 2014

Winner! 2001 Tony® Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play

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 by Euripedes

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.

Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson

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. 

Rumors by Neil Simon

May 2 - 31, 2015

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

PAST SHOWS THIS SEASON

Lost in Yonkers

Directed by Dylan Brainard and Ken Frazier

Dearly Departed

Directed by Ken Frazier

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?

Directed by Ken Frazier


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