Season 2016-2017

A-String-of-Pearls

A STRING OF PEARLS by George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde

The season begins with a series of readings of plays from our five homes. We’ll bring back as many of our original cast members as we can!

CANDIDA (from Carroll Hall, 1988)
Sunday October 9, 2016, 2:30 PM

One of Shaw’s greatest female characters and his unexpected take on the “love-triangle.”

GETTING MARRIED (from Source Theatre, 2002)
Sunday October 16, 2016, 2:30 PM

GBS takes on the redefinition of marriage– in 1909! As relevant as today’s wrangling on the topic.

WORLD WAR ONE-ACTS:
O’FLAHERTY, VC & AUGUSTUS DOES HIS BIT (from Arena Stage at 14th & T, 2007, and The Callan Theatre, 2009)
Sunday October 23, 2016, 2:30 PM

Ireland and England during the Great War, with Shavian commentary on both lands, and the war itself.

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE’S CRIME (from The Undercroft Theatre, 2010)
Sunday October 30, 2016, 2:30 PM

Wilde’s deliciously silly story of utterly incompetent murder, in the adaptation we premiered

Its-a-wonderful-life

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY adapted by Joe Landry
November 25 through December 17, 2016

In the late 40s, a group of voice actors team up in the studio with the ever-inventive sound effects man to tell the heartwarming story of George Bailey and his guardian angel, Clarence, for a nationwide audience– complete with period ads! A much-requested revival of last season’s Helen Hayes Award-nominated hit, and a new holiday tradition.

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play hits all the right notes… the perfect way to kick off the Christmas Season with a shot of heartfelt nostalgia.”– DC Theatre Scene HHR_BLACK_MaxSize-300x113

LastTrain

LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC by Arlene Hutton
January 26 through February 19, 2017

On the train carrying F. Scott Fitzgerald’s coffin across the country, a young couple, each returning home from unexpected disappointment, begin a journey to life together that takes several detours, in this charming WWII-era romantic comedy.

Methusalah

BACK TO METHUSELAH: AS FAR AS THOUGHT CAN REACH
by George Bernard Shaw
March 23 through April 16, 2017

One of the first works of science fiction ever put on stage hurtles humanity 25,000 years into the future, with GBS’ celebrated wit and a touch of satire. The conclusion of our multi-year cycle of productions of Shaw’s visionary landmark, Back to Methuselah, will be accompanied by readings of the first two parts, panel discussions, and a number of special events!

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