Twelfth NightOrsino loves Olivia (who won’t give him the time of day). Olivia loves Viola (whom she thinks is a boy). Viola loves Orsino (who doesn’t know she’s a girl). Malvolio loves himself (of course), and Sir Andrew, Sir Toby Belch, and Maria love life to its fullest (and its most outrageous). It’s all hilarious confusion and rollicking laughs in this, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.
ImaginationConfront the mundane and monochromatic, the ordinary and everyday, and in a dull, gray urban world set the spark of childhood dreams and imagination aflame. Gina has lost her imagination. Her interaction with Ima, a character of mystery guides her through the world of Tion filled with vivid masked characters, large creatures, puppets, thrilling circus arts, and stomp-like music and dance, which all help her to confront and rediscover her imagination.
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetBenjamin Barker, after being unjustly banished from London, returns using the pseudonym of Sweeney Todd to consume his revenge. At his side is the baker Mrs. Lovett, and together they make an evil plan: the chair of the barber kills his clients, while Mrs. Lovett uses the mortal remains to bake pies that become the sensation of London. Life is never mundane in this musical thriller by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim. Considered by many to be Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, the music and lyrics are powerful and captivating.
The Last Days of Judas IscariotShould Judas Iscariot, Jesus Christ's duplicitous disciple continue to languish in Hell, or can a case be made for his redemption? Stephen Adly Guirgis, one of the most passionate and powerful young playwrights to have come down the theatrical runway, seems to think that this sinner should at least be given another hearing. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner.
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