Floyd Collins

Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

Book & Lyrics by Tina Landau

Directed by Eric Ruiter

6/12-6/27, 2015

In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers from across the country descended on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath. This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.

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The Fox and Boulder

Written and Directed by Sarah Bennett

3/13-3/29, 2015

Long ago in an imaginary kingdom, a beloved watering hole was know for its hospitality and little else. And then one night several different travelers meet together, all with a lofty dream, only to discover that dreams don’t always come true the way you expect them to.

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As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

directed by John Robert Hoffman

11/7-11/23, 2014

Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.

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Rockabye Hamlet

A Musical

by Cliff Jones

directed by Pep Speed

5/9-5/24, 2014

After enjoying sell-out runs in Toronto, Montreal, New York and Los Angeles and winning eight international awards in the 1970’s and 1980’s, this legendary re-imagining of Hamlet has been revised and updated for the 21st Century. Filled with memorable rock grooves and a heart as big as its hair, Rockabye Hamlet is a cult and critical mega-hit not to be missed.

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Fortinbras

by Lee Blessing

1/17-2/1, 2014

Young Fortinbras, a modern man of action, enters during the last scene of Hamlet only to order the bodies of the royal family shuffled off while he devises the best possible media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne of Denmark. Blending situational comedy with farce (and a healthy sprinkling of sexy ghosts), Fortinbras offers a fresh and uproariously funny glimpse into what could happen after the curtain falls on Shakespeare’s famed tragedy.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

by Tom Stoppard
directed by Michelle Karst

10/11-11/2, 2013

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eve view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Winner of the 1968 Tony award for Best Play.

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Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

directed by Eric Ruiter

7/12-8/3, 2013

“The time is out of joint; O cursed spite
That ever I was born to set it right!”

Corruption and espionage prevail at Castle Elsinore, where beloved Prince Hamlet has been burdened with the unenviable task of avenging his father’s “foul and unnatural murder.“ Featuring a contemporary sensibility and distilled relevancy, Shakespeare’s timeless meditation on mortality and morality is as mesmerizing in 2013 as it was over 400 years ago.

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