Pericles By William Shakespeare
Prince Pericles of Tyre doesn't set out looking for trouble -- he sets out looking for a wife. Soon, he is fleeing for his life across the Mediterranean pursued by a servant of the incestuous King of Antioch who wants him dead. The paths he and his loved ones tread spider-web across the sea, peril never far behind. But, with the aid of kings, lords, nuns, fishermen, pirates and prostitutes - the horrors of death, famine, lost loves, and attempted murder don't prove quite so intimidating. One of Shakespeare's late romances, this is the story of Pericles' journey of self-discovery, adventure and hope.
Directed by Paul Moser
December 4, 5, 6 - 7:30pm
December 7 - 2pm
In a Pre-Civl War America, passionate and innocent Dessa Rose is a young slave who is faced with a barrage of hardships because of her skin color. Ruth is a young, white mother who faces a barrage of hardships because of her gender. Through a series of turns ranging from comical to tragic to ultimately uplifting, these two women become unlikely and lifelong friends. Affecting, harrowing, and touching, it explores an array of emotions unmatched by most other musicals. Audiences will leave unanimously in awe of the musical's powerful message which transcends race, gender, and age.
Directed by Caroline Jackson-Smith
February 5, 6, 7 - 7:30pm
February 8 - 2pm
"Terrible is the temptation to do good!" warns Bertolt Brecht's amiable narrator. But good is all that Grusha, the simple kitchen maid, knows. And so, in the midst of a revolution, she cannot help but come to the aid of a poor defenseless infant. Their subsequent misadventures across her war-torn country become the heart of Brecht's playful parable, which calls into question our basic assumptions of right in a world that has gone wrong.
Directed by Heather Anderson Boll
April 16, 17, 18 - 7:30pm
April 19 - 2pm