by Harlowe Reed
November 15 – December 31, 2007
A requisition mix-up sends the Stardust Gang, bound for a USO show with Bob Hope in Casablanca, to an isolated outpost in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Sandstorms and enemy fire threaten the troupe, but “the show must go on!” Their makeshift radio broadcast of swingin’ tunes, crazy comedy and mad impersonations will delight audiences of all ages. “It ain’t the holidays without Stardust!“
Under a Mantle of Stars
by Manual Puig
January 17 – February 9, 2008
A brilliant and compelling dream-comedy by the author of The Kiss of the Spider Woman. A middle-class family is surprised by the arrival of two strangers on their way to a masquerade ball. The masters of the house immediately recognize in their visitors their long-dead friends. The daughter recognizes them as her ex-fiance and the woman he jilted her for. The dashing couple is revealed to be a pair of jewel thieves trying to elude the police. As they all skate on the thin ice of others’ expectations, memory and dreams compete with reality to build a beautiful tale of how our desires and fears create the world we embrace. Funny, thrilling, beautiful, constantly surprising and absolutely indescribable, you’ve just got to trust us: you don’t want to miss this one!
by Lynn Nottage
February 28 – March 22, 2008
Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle & the Outer Critics Circle Awards Esther, a 35-year-old single black seamstress in ragtime-era New York, stitches together a life making exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites and women of ill- repute. Though proudly independent, Esther nonetheless struggles with loneliness. When she strikes up a correspondence with a laborer on the Panama Canal, her hopes for finding fulfilling companionship take an unexpected turn.
by Conor McPherson
April 24 – May 17, 2008
Conor McPherson’s (The Weir, St. Nicholas) new play is set in a Dublin therapist’s office. John, a middle-aged businessman, has never considered therapy before, but finds himself in desperate need of help after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. John is the first patient of Ian, a former priest who left the church due to a crisis of faith. What begins as an awkward encounter becomes a struggle for understanding that will shape and define both men for the rest of their lives.
“…quiet, haunting and absolutely glorious.”—New York Times
The Rocky Horror Show
by Richard O’Brien
June 5 – July 19, 2008
Rocky marks Harlequin’s 100th Production! Celebrate with us! Midnight Shows Added!
Forget the movie. This is live and not to be missed! On a dark and stormy night, a couple of newly-engaged squares get a flat. (How ‘bout that?) They seek assistance at the castle of a strange host who is more than willing to help in every way he can. But first, there’s a party in progress, and you’re invited! Tighten your corset and loosen your libido. This castle is rockin’! Let’s do the Time Warp again!
WARNING: The Rocky Horror Show contains adult language, sexual humor, scandalous behavior, scanty costumes, multiple fog machines, strobe lights, loud noises, even louder rock’n’roll, and a scary chain saw.
by John Patrick Shanley
August 21 – September 13, 2008
A young artist is engaged to be married to a beautiful, wealthy oil-heiress, but he has a problem. Without his Father’s argyle socks, he is “less than a man.” But it gets worse. With his wedding date rapidly approaching, his psychiatrist has stolen his socks. He turns to his erudite and debonair “best friend” to help him, but worldly elán is no match for Dr. Block. Enter the fiancé, a rootin’-tootin’ Texas cowgirl that won’t let man, nor beast, nor evil shrink stand in the way of her happiness. A delightful and inspiring comedy about deciphering what is important and what is not.
Antony & Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
October 2 – 25, 2008
Following the assassination of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus become the joint rulers of the known world. Antony, however, becomes entranced by Cleopatra and neglects his military responisbilities to revel in luxury and self-indulgence in Egypt. The scandal becomes the talk of Rome, and young Octavius Caesar sees a way to use Mark Antony’s weakness for his own advancement.