On The Verge
By Eric Overmyer
Directed by Teresa Morrow
This frolicsome comedy follows the journey of three intrepid Victorian ladies who have hitched up their skirts and plunked on their pith helmets and headed off to explore the mysteries of Terra Incognita. With language wielded as deftly as their machetes, the three adventurers-Mary, Fanny, and Alexandra-palaver with dazzling audacity as they encounter an intriguing set of characters such as Alphonse—a schizophrenic cannibal, Mr. Coffee, and Nicky Paradise—smooth talking proprietor of a pre-Revolutionary Havana-style nightclub. Join these indomitable travelers as their whimsical expedition takes them through time and knowledge to 1955 where, as Alexandra says, "I have seen the future and it is slang!"
"Perhaps the imagination is on the verge of recovering its rights."
-Andre Breton (paraphrased by Eric Overmyer)
The World Goes ′Round - The Songs Of Kander and Ebb
Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson
Directed by Scott Ferguson
The exhilarating American songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb are front and center in this glittering revue of gems from their Broadway and television careers, spotlighting songs from Cabaret, Funny Lady, Chicago, 70, Girls, 70, The Happy Time, Zorba, The Rink, Woman of The Year, The Act, Flora, The Red Menace, Liza With A "Z" and Kiss Of The Spider Woman. This production is a happily satisfying mix of sugar and spice, sentiment and contemporary "jazz" sure to get toes tapping and folks humming.
By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Cookie Ewing
Staged at The University of Memphis
"It has been said that the myth is a public dream, dreams are private myths. Unfortunately we give our mythic side scant attention these days."
Mary Zimmerman′s retelling of Ovid′s Metamorphoses guides us back to our myths through an imaginative interpretation set around a pool of water. We are beckoned to follow, to recognize, to embrace, to transform. We are very excited about presenting these two very different re-tellings of Ovid′s Metamorphoses as co-productions with the University of Memphis.
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