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2014-2015 Plays and Events

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SIGNATURE SERIES
Show Dates

Les Misérables
Book by Alain Boublil | Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg | Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s passionate story of revolution, love, and survival of the human spirit shines in a new staging of Broadway's longest running musical. Seen on stage by over 60 million people and winner of 96 international awards, Les Misérables will take your breath away.

September 10 - October 12, 2014
Margeson Theater

The Best of Enemies
By Mark St. Germain | Based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson
Produced in Partnership with The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

Based on a true story about the relationship between a hate-filled leader of the KKK and an African-American civil rights activist, the unlikely pair must work together during the 1971 desegregation of Durham, NC schools. A moving new play that exposes the poison of prejudice and the beauty of friendship.

October 15 - November 16, 2014
Goldman Theater

A Christmas Carol
By Jim Helsinger | Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a “bah humbug,” until he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The entire family will enjoy Dickens’ powerful, uplifting story of hope and redemption in this fresh adaptation – just in time for the holidays!

December 3 - 28, 2014
Margeson Theater

To Kill a Mockingbird
Adapted by Christopher Sergel | Based on the novel by Harper Lee

A compelling and timeless story told through the eyes of six year old Scout, the tomboyish young daughter of small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. As a tense tug of war between justice and racism heats up, Atticus and his family must learn to temper violence and hatred with courage and compassion. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird continues to inspire hope in the face of inequality.

January 21 - March 8, 2015
Margeson Theater

The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare

Falstaff, an impoverished knight, decides to simultaneously pursue two of the town’s wealthiest wives—with disastrous and hilarious consequences. One of the Bard’s most delightful comedies, this high-spirited romp is full of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, and lots of laughs!

February 4 - March 7, 2015
Margeson Theater

Henry V
By William Shakespeare

Young and brash King Henry V of England sets out to repair his broken nation after a bloody civil war and discovers the challenges of leadership are greater than he ever imagined. From Henry's rousing battle speeches to courting the Princess of France, Shakespeare explores what makes a man a king – and a king a man.

February 18 - March 22, 2015
Goldman Theater

Bad Dog
By Jennifer Hoppe-House

After ten years of sobriety, Molly Drexler tumbles off “the wagon” by driving her Prius through her house. Her family tries to cope with her wreckage, but ends up running headfirst into their own demons. Old wounds are re-opened and new ones are made in this comedic family drama that bites.

April 8 - May 3, 2015
Goldman Theater
Also, PLAYFEST! November 1 - 3, 2014

 

CHILDREN'S SERIES
Show Dates

Rapunzel
By Brandon Roberts | Adapted from the story by the Brothers Grimm

An evil enchantress forces a young couple to give up their beloved baby girl forever. The witch shuts her away in a lonely tower, but as Rapunzel grows -- so does her long golden hair! Will brave Rapunzel ever escape the clutches of her evil captor? Find out in this playful adaptation with an Orlando Shakes twist!

June 19 - July 27, 2014
Goldman Theater

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Book by Timothy A. McDonald | Music by Jonathan Waller, David Weinstein with Stephen Gabriel | Lyrics by Timothy A. McDonald, Jonathan Waller and David Weinstein | Based on the books by Jeff Brown with illustrations by Scott Nas

Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else, until he makes a wish to be as flat as a pancake… and his wish comes true! Scour the globe with Flat Stanley in this whirlwind musical travelogue as he becomes the ultimate exchange student and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes!

October 23 - November 22, 2014
Margeson Theater

James and the Giant Peach
By David Wood | Adapted from the story by Roald Dahl

When young orphan James flees from his two conniving aunts, he launches on a journey of enormous proportions! Suddenly he finds himself in the center of a gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally over-sized personalities. Follow James, the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper, and the pessimistic Earthworm on their wild adventure.

March 19 - April 26, 2015
Margeson Theater
 

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