by John Cariani
Sept. 29 to Oct. 21
“Thornton Wilder crossed with The Twilight Zone. When the northern lights appear in the sky and the characters shine with the joyfulness of love, it’s hard not to believe that the wintry air of northern Maine isn’t the cure for heartache,” said The New York Post. A valentine to would-be lovers.
Directed by Katie Lindbeck.
A Christmas Carol
Nov. 10 to Dec. 2
By Charles Dickens; adapted by John Mortimer
Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens’ ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic picture of Victorian London. With period music.
Directed by Jeff Sanders.
Beauty and the Beast: Jan. 5-7 at Elsinore Theatre
By Menken, Ashman, Rice and Woolverton. Pentacle Theatre brings this “tale as old as time” to the Elsinore Theatre’s beautiful castle-like venue. Directed by Jo Dodge. Music direction by Kent Wilson.
Dancing at Lughnasa: Jan. 19 to Feb. 10
By Brian Friel. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. “Comparisons are often made between this play and Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. But Friel’s play is larger, involves more destinies, and deals, without strain, in greater issues of spirituality and religion.” – The Independent. Directed by Loriann Schmidt.
Calendar Girls: March 2 to 24
By Tim Firth. “Funny, sincere and just a wee bit naughty” – The Detroit Free Press. Based on the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who became famous after they posed nude for a calendar created to raise money for the local hospital. Directed by Jill Sorensen.
The Elephant Man: April 13 to May 5
By Bernard Pomerance. Winner of three Tony Awards, including best play, and four Drama Desk Awards, The Elephant Man recounts John Merrick’s journey from side-show freak to celebrated member of London’s high society. Directed by Jo Dodge.
Cabaret: May 25 to June 16
By John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff. Based on the book by Christopher Isherwood. Join the Kit Kat Klub’s
Emcee and Sally Bowles as Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life in Berlin as the 1920s draw to a close and Germany slowly gives way to the Third Reich. Willkommen to Cabaret! Directed by Ed and Susan Schoaps.
1984: July 6 to 28
Adapted by Owens, Hall and Miles. A powerful and provocative look at a dystopian future where “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” Directed by Jenni Bertels.
The Savannah Sipping Society: Aug. 17 to Sept. 8
By Jones, Hope and Wooten
Over the course of six months filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, four women bond and find the confidence to jump start their new lives. They discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most
importantly—realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. Directed by Jeff Witt and Dani Potter.
Dracula: Sept. 28 to Oct. 20
By Steven Dietz
A seductive and suspenseful adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic. Playwright Steven Dietz thrills with a Dracula who is “a brilliant, seductive, fanged beast waiting to suck the blood from your throat.” – Playbill. Directed by David Ballantyne.
Little Shop of Horrors: Nov. 9 to Dec. 1
By Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
A horror comedy rock musical about a very hungry plant and the flower shop worker who raises it. Winner of the Drama Critics Circle
Award and Drama Desk Award for best musical. Directed by Robert Salberg.