Thursday, February 20, 2014

A “Season” to Look Forward To

By Nikki Rowell
Sales Marketing Manager

With the Winter wind blowing at a constant rate and icicles crowding our gutters, it’s nice to take a moment and focus on Spring and Summer months, which brings with it the promise of warmth and in the case of the Playhouse, a season of eclectic love.

The lineup this Season, chosen by Artistic Director Mark Lamos and team, explores the many facets of love and is sure to leave the audience discussing the fascinating subjects and relationships of the shows long after the curtains come down. As Mark explains, “The live performing arts are ephemeral, but at their best they can exist powerfully in the imagination long after ceasing to exist on the stage.”

This Season kicks off on April 29th with Noël Coward’s A Song at Twilight, which examines the weight of a secret, the passionate cruelty of love and what happens when feelings are suppressed for a lifetime.

While we are very close to announcing the show for the second slot, you can expect to see a world-premiere musical program or a comedy that is sure to entertain.

Following that is Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. This classic play speaks about the sacrifices marriage brings and the high cost of keeping a home.

In August, we will present Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious comedy Things We Do For Love, which depicts the consequences of falling disarmingly and madly in love with someone.

The Season will close with Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel. This beautiful early twentieth-century story tells of an African-American seamstress in New York who is seeking love and fulfillment and risks everything in search of her happiness.

So, as Winter begins to loosen its grip, remember that the heavy coats will soon return to the closet and warm weather and great theater is just a few short months away! 

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