Anna In The Tropics
BY NILO CRUZ
Directed by Gordon McCall
In 1929 Florida in a humid Cuban-American cigar factory, cigars are still rolled by hand and lectors are hired to read to the largely illiterate workers. When the handsome new lector begins to read aloud from the classic Anna Karenina, imaginations and passions ignite, changing lives forever. This sensual, poetic, and moving play won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
BY NOèL COWARD
Directed by Brian Taylor
While researching for his next novel, Charles Condomine engages the eccentric psychic, Madame Arcati, to conduct a séance that unwittingly conjures the ghost of Charles' temperamental first wife, Elvira. Mayhem ensues as Elvira attempts to reclaim her former husband, despite Charles' current wife, Ruth. Who will win in this delightfully amusing and spirited contest? Can Madame Arcati return Elvira to the "other side" before she succeeds?
BY FRANK DUNLOP AND JIM DALE
Directed by Jim Warren
Naples, Italy has never been such riotous fun. Two young men have fallen in love but their miserly old fathers disapprove of the matches. When the young men ask the fast-talking, quick-thinking servant Scapino to help them, Scapino’s madcap brilliance and outrageous silliness come to the rescue and ensures a satisfying happy ending.
An Experiment with an Air Pump
BY SHELAGH STEPHENSON
Directed by Liza Balkan
In 1799, on the eve of a new century, a Northern English house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance, and farcical amateur dramatics.
In present day, in a world of scientific chaos, cloning and genetic engineering, the cellar of the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years.
Inspired by the painting "An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump" by Joseph Wright, multi-award-winning Stephenson gives us an intelligent, emotionally powerful drama - part detective story, part science play - that skillfully brings us into the debate. How far will you go for the sake of science?
Dancing at Lughnasa
BY BRIAN FRIEL
Directed by Marc Bondy
In the little rural town of Ballybag Ireland, the five unmarried Mundy sisters are bound together with courage, love of each other, and their devotion to the seven year old love-child, Michael. During the pagan harvest festival of Lughnasa, a time of revelry and dancing, visits from Michael’s unreliable father, the return of his missionary uncle, and the addition of the family’s first radio mark the fading days of summer. This multi-award winning play by legendary Irish playwright, Brian Friel, is a beautifully poignant and heartwarming tale of the sisters' last dance before their lives change forever.
The Double Dealer
BY WILLIAM CONGREVE
Directed by Brian Taylor
Life in high society of the 1690s was anything but boring. Machiavellian treachery and romantic knavery are centre stage when Maskwell, plotting to become his benefactor’s heir joins forces with Lady Touchwood to break up the match between the innocent lovers Cynthia and Mellefont. Unfaithful wives, jealous husbands, conniving rivals and foolish fops make for a witty comedy of manners where no one but the two young betrothed is what he or she seems.