Up: The Man in the Flying Chair

by Bridget Carpenter, directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern
May 26 – June 11, 2017

Follow your dreams as high as they go.

Performing at Park Square Theatre’s Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 years ago Walter Griffin attached 45 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair and found himself 16,000 feet above the world. Today he’s furiously holding onto his dreams and the faded memory of that glorious day, doing everything he can to keep his feet from touching the ground.
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Goodbye Cruel World

by Robert Ross Parker, directed by Andrew Chambers
March 11-26, 2017
Performing at The Crane Theater

But it’s for a good cause!

Penniless and jobless, Semyon makes an offhand remark about dying following a marital spat over leftovers. Soon half the town thinks he has announced his intent to end his life. As word spreads, an increasingly ridiculous series of power brokers urges him to commit the deed in the name of their own ignoble causes. Based on “The Suicide” by Nikolai Erdman–a satire banned by Stalin on the eve of its premiere and written by a man who would be exiled for writing it–this colloquial adaptation begs us to consider who is the highest bidder when a man has nothing to lose.
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44 Plays for 44 Presidents – The Second Term

By Andy Bayiates, directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern
November 6-8, 2016 – THREE DAYS ONLY!
Performing at The Crane Theater

Back in the jacket again.

A chronological, biographical survey of each of the 44 men who have held one of the most revered and regrettable positions of power on earth. Their miracles and misfires are celebrated by a fistful of actors while moving through comedic and tragic moments, revelations, reconstructions, and mini-musicals. Where has the presidency gone since its fall from paradise? Where will it continue on to? And how much responsibility do we-the people-hold?
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Henry V

By William Shakespeare, directed by Matt Sciple
November 5-20, 2016
Performing at The Crane Theater

We happy few.

Shortly after he becomes King Henry V, former playboy prince Hal decides to prove his seriousness and increase his popularity with conquests abroad. Shakespeare’s superb history play brings political intrigue and the thrill of battle to the stage. This timeless story, retold during an election year, reflects even more potently on today’s global stage.
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle

by Francis Beaumont
Directed by Amber Bjork
June 3-19, 2016
Performing at Dreamland Arts

Wicked mirth true pleasure brings.

In the first full-length, English-language theatrical parody, a company of actors prepares for a performance of “The London Merchant.” But a pair of wealthy patrons demand their apprentice Rafe be inserted into the play. He becomes the errant Knight of the Burning Pestle, tasked to prove his bravery amidst the plot of a love story that does not need him. Written at the peak of the Jacobean era in the early 17th century and lampooning the best of the bygone Elizabethan playwrights, The Knight of the Burning Pestle stands as proof that players, patrons, and the theatre-going experience have changed little over the centuries.
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