Urinetown: The Musical

May 2009
with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Urinetown: The Musical satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.

Scapino

April 2009
Based on Les Fourberies de Scapin (“Scapin’s Deceits”), a three-act comedy by the French playwright Molière.
Set in Italy, Scapino is a rapscallion, a fast-talking, quick-thinking scamp who devises a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers against parental opposition and cleverly manipulates and cajoles everyone into doing what he intends them to do.

MmmBeth

April 2009
by Allison Williams
A hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Everything goes wrong. The witches take over the storytelling, Queen Duncan would rather open a donut franchise than die, Lady M’s a bloodthirsty June Cleaver, and the murderers are preoccupied with creating a commercial for their services.

Women and Wallace

December 2008
– By Jonathan Marc Sherman
This one-act dark comedy moves back in time to present memorable moments in the life of Wallace, now eighteen, as he copes with growing up and trying to understand women after finding his mother dead from suicide at the age of six.

The Shape of a Girl

Dec 2008
-by Joan MacLeod
Inspired by the real-life murder in 1997 of the 14-year-old Reena Virk by two high school girls in Vancouver, this memory play tells the fictional story of a less horrific act of brutality told from the perspective of a not-so-innocent bystander. By making the play about her failure to act courageously, it becomes a more complex drama with thornier moral issue.

The Crucible

April 2008
By Arthur Miller
Originally done in in 1953, The Crucible is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93.