Arcadia Theatre 2007-08
The Love of the Nightingale
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Oct. 19 to 28
An explosive drama about the power of words and the price of using violence to enforce silence, The Love of the Nightingale is based on the legend of Philomele and Procne, two royal sisters from ancient Greece who are taken to barbaric Thrace by King Tereus. This story has inspired Sophocles, Ovid and Shakespeare, and continues to fascinate today.
by Harold Pinter
Nov. 9 to 11
“THERE are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened...” Three characters battle among themselves to define the past and to gain control over each other. Memory becomes a weapon in this drama by one of Britain’s greatest playwrights.
Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Book by Michael Stewart; Based on Material by Helen Deutsch
Nov. 29 to Dec. 9
The musical that reminds us Love Makes the World Go Round! Innocent Lili finds herself the star attraction of the carnival when she becomes the close friend of an unlikely set of puppets…and cynical Paul, the puppeteer secretly in love with her, but unable to speak with her directly. A magical show of circus performers, clowns, and the redemptive power of love!
By William Shakespeare
Feb. 21 to March 2
The storm of all storms leaves royal revelers and two bumbling servants shipwrecked on the shores of an enchanted island inhabited by the embittered sorcerer, Prospero, the innocent Miranda, and a host of mystical spirits. With the help of a few charms and “the stuff that dreams are made of,” bitterness, rage and revenge are transformed to love, reconciliation and rebirth. Actress, playwright and Arcadia faculty member Kathryn Petersen leads a student cast in Shakespeare’s great and final masterpiece.
An Evening of Improv
March 28 to 30
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of theatre in which the actors use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously. Actors typically use audience suggestions to guide the performance as they create dialogue, setting, and plot extemporaneously."
Come have some fun! Who knows you may find yourself part of the show!
Waiting for Lefty
by Clifford Odets
April 10 to 20
How do politics, values, and family affect our lives? When does a person become moved to finally take a stand? In this searing collection of scenes set in the New York of the Great Depression, American dramatist Clifford Odets lays out the price paid by averge people when a society falls apart.