Adapted by Robinson Jeffers
Directed by Thomas C. Jones
First presented in 431 B.C., Euripides’ version of the legend of the sorceress Medea has fascinated us for centuries. Spurned by her husband Jason for a younger woman, Medea sacrifices her own children in revenge, evoking the mingled emotions of pity and terror that define classic tragedy. Keep psychological perception and thrilling theatricality combine to create powerful, haunting work.
Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Julia “Cookie” Ewing
In all of stage literature there is no play more beautiful or compelling than Shakespeare’s 1596 tragedy. Caught up in a feud between their rival families, the star-crossed lovers are set against pageantry and violence to make for a vivid and exciting evening of theatre.
She Stoops to Conquer
By Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Bennett Wood
This rollicking comedy, first produced in 1773, presents us with a wealthy young man suffering a serious handicap: he is terminally shy around “good girls,” including his destined fiancée. But this resourceful young lady teaches him a life-lesson and wins his heart. A masterpiece of English comic writing, brimming with good spirits and loaded with laughter.
The Pirates of Penzance
By W.H.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Barry Fuller
One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best loved works, this dashing comic operetta, first performed in 1879, tells of a young man mistakenly apprenticed to a band of pirates. His sense of duty is challenged by his loyalty to the pirates and his love for the major general’s daughter. Having scored a hit previously with his production of The Gondoliers, Mr. Fuller returns to bring G&S back to the McCoy.
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