Season 13

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Production Details

Company
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Barry Fuller
Musical Direction by Tony Lee Garner

A landmark musical, this is one of those few shows that enter the permanent lore of the theatre by altering the vocabulary of dramatic possibilities.  Company’s vignettes depicting personal relationships in an urban society are as poignant, as funny and as informative today as they were on opening night in 1971.  The McCoy Theatre and Stephen Sondheim are a great team with a great history—Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, Sweeney Todd, and now, Company!

Sight Unseen
By Donald Margulies
Directed by Henry Swanson

Winner of the 1992 OBIE Award for best new American play, art—what it is, how it’s made, what it’s worth and who says so—is the concern of this gripping drama.  Its taut scenes dart from past to present and back as characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of legacy of the Holocaust, lost love, the role of the artist and the plight of the human soul at the end of a ragged century.

Tartuffe
By Moliere
Directed by Frank Bradley

Written in the 17th century this is a classic comedy in which, according to Richard Wilbur, “1) a knave tries to control life by cold chicanery, 2) a fool tries to oppress life by unconscious misuse of the highest values and, 3) life, happily, will not have it.”  What was funny and perplexing then, you will find again in our very present and “timeless” Tartuffe.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
By Jay Allen
Adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark
Directed by Joanne Malin

Miss Brodie is a formidable teacher; as she says herself, “Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and I’ll make her mine for life.”  Marvel at Jean Brodie’s exercise of power as she creates and distorts realities which surround her.

 

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