The Laramie Project

by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project


Nov. 17 & 18 at 7pm and Nov. 19 at 2pm


In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. In the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Matthew, the members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. The breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating, making “The Laramie Project” a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Midsummer/SoCal

by Ken Ludwig


May 11 & 12 at 7pm and May 13 at 2pm

 

“Midsummer/SoCal” is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk and beaches of modern day sunny California.  The story revolves around the impending marriage of the Governor of California, the love affairs of four hormonal beach-bound high school crushes, a lively crew of fairies ready to party, and the staff of the local beauty salon trying to put on a play (run by Patti Quince and Stylist Nikki Bottom). The night takes a magical turn when Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his impish sidekick, Puck, arrive on the scene armed with a powerful love potion and a desire for mischief making. With several weddings and the acting careers of six beauticians hanging in the balance, the lovers take to the boardwalk, backed by pop music, constant confusion, and an iPhone-obsessed wood sprite.

Grease

Book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey


Feb. 9 & 10 at 7pm and Feb. 11 at 2pm


“Summer dreams ripped at the seams,

But, oh, those summer nights!”


Break out your black leather jacket, along with your poodle skirts, and your pedal pushers with bobby sox, and come join the gang at Rydell High, in this classic, fun-filled 1950's rock-n-roll musical! We invite you to step back in time with Danny and Sandy and Kenickie and Rizzo as they sing and dance their way through high school with the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies.  With pajama parties, pep rallies, school dances, and drive-in movies, "Grease" promises to be a rollicking spectacle the whole family can enjoy! And  memorable songs like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'" and "We Go Together" will have you hand-jiving your way through this nostalgic take on young love. You won't want to miss this spectacular, high-energy production!