The Shape Of Things by Neil LaBute - Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 6, 7, 8
How much would you change for the one you love…? What lines might you cross to produce in the name of “art”…? It’s in that murky area of not knowing that Neil LaBute’s play – The Shape of Things finds its voice. Set in a small Midwest college town, the play revolves around four students and the collision course their lives are on. Taking a very contemporary look at the gender war’s frontline and the layers of treachery involved in manipulating another’s will to your own, The Shape of Things shines a very harsh light on the issue of “the end justifying the means”. Adult material (content/language - not appropriate for children)
Silent Sky by Laura Gunderson - Mar. 27, 28, Apr. 2, 3, 4
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Love, Hate and Other Oddities (Again) by Various Authors - Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
This is a collection of theatrical pieces that rarely see the stage. Not because of quality, but because of length and content. We thought it was about time they did see the theatrical light of day. The material is adult and challenging. Some pieces are dark comedy, some heavy drama, some are light and heartfelt, some are issue-oriented and fair warning...a few of the pieces may cause you to shed a tear or two. All however are relevant in their truth and timing. Adult material (content/language - not appropriate for children)