Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season

On Friday, April 1, Sinclair Theatre department Chair Stephen Skiles unveiled what promises to be an exciting 2011-12 season with something to please everyone. In an event held outside of Blair Hall, Skiles shared with students, faculty and staff in attendance the line up for both the The Blair Hall Mainstage Season and the new Sinclair Studio Season. Here they are:

The Blair Hall Mainstage Season

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Oct. 14-22, 2011

When a group of young girls begin to accuse people in the town of witchcraft, a terrifying series of events begins to unfold, ultimately leaving a town in fear, and the man at the center of it all questioning his faith and morality. Based on the true story of the Salem witch trials, The Crucible offers a terrifying glimpse of tragedy caused by hysteria. One of the greatest American plays of all time and winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this heart-pounding drama is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. "A powerful drama." —NY Times.

Almost, Maine
By John Cariani
Feb. 24-March 3, 2012

Amidst the glow of the northern lights, the residents of the mythical town Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out love in unexpected, and often hilarious, ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream. Described by the NY Sun as "A snowy charmer…These nine tales of love in the time of frostbite have a winning glow that proves surprisingly contagious," Almost, Maine offers a glimpse into the charming and quirky side of love.

The Laramie Project
By Moisés Kaufman and Members of The Tectonic Theater Project
May 18-26, 2012

A powerful portrait of one town’s healing in the face of terrible tragedy. Five weeks after Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo., members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to the small town to begin a series of more than 200 interviews with its residents. The result was The Laramie Project, a poignant and deeply moving play that showcases man’s capacity for both brutal intolerance and breathtaking compassion. Named one of Time Magazine’s 10 best plays of 2000. “Nothing short of stunning. Not to be missed.” — New York Magazine

The Studio Theatre Series:

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Book & Lyrics by Joe Dipietro
November 3-6, 2011

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind "the relationship." From dating and marriage, to the agonies and triumphs of in-laws, newborns and trips in the family car, this hilarious musical revuepays tribute to those who have loved, lost, or dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?" "It's SEINFELD set to pop music!" -- Newark Star Ledger, 1996

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
By Adam Long, DanielSinger, and Jess Winfield

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “wildly funny” and by the Montreal Gazette as “the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime.” “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” -- The Today Show