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Announcing Our 2013-2014 Season Lineup
Twelve Angry Men
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel from television show by Reginal Rose
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case -- until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place--and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated and the jurors become 12 angry men
Director: Tracy McAdams
Performance dates: Fall 2013
Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekend and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork", rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
Director: Jonny Price
Performance Date: December 2013
Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Choke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believe, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two grow ever closer to, and more dependent on each other. It is movingly clear that they have more in common than they ever believed possible--and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
Director: Scott Painter
Performance Date: Late Winter 2014
Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, the rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Director: Cathy Cook
Performance dates: May 2014