2012 - 2013 Season

THE MEMORY OF WATER
Sponsored by
Henry J. Bahre Real Estate
and the Canton Village Shopping Center

September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29  -  THE MEMORY OF WATER  Shelagh Stephanson  It's both gloriously funny and deeply felt.  Indeed, it is so funny that it appears at first to be pure black comedy, with the newly bereaved sisters indulging wildly in witty bickering and dope-induced dress-ups...Their quarrels over the funeral arrangements, their well-worn family roles, their unsatisfactory men and their mixed memories of a highly feminine working-class mother are hilarious.

"THE MEMORY OF WATER... is dotted with stimulating observations...it has a raw spontaneity that captures perfectly the idea of what normal people do in abnormal times..." ---NY Times.  "It really lives up to the poetry reflected in its title.  It also keeps us highly entertained for two hours and leaves us deeply touched in the end." ---NY Daily News,

November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24  -  REGRETS ONLY  Paul Rudnick  This comedy of Manhattan manners explores the latest topics in marriage, friendships and squandered riches.  The setting: a Park Avenue penthouse.  The players: a powerhouse attorney, his deliriously social wife and their closest friend, one of the world's most staggeringly successful fashion designers.  Add a daughter's engagement, some major gowns, the president of the United States, and stir.

 "One of the funniest quip-meisters on the planet...the temptation is to quote as many of those one-liners as space allows..." ---NY Times.  "Hilariously witty...Rudnick's script is ripe with jokes at the expense of the upper class---taking pokes at plastic surgery, designer fashion and charity functions." ---Show Business Weekly.

 

THE PRICE
Sponsored by
A.R. Godbout & Company

March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16  -  THE PRICE  Arthur Miller   From the author of Death of A Salesman comes another huge Broadway success.  A taut, exciting and superbly theatrical story, revealing both the strengths and weaknesses of its characters to each other - and themselves.  A brilliant, powerful and deeply moving play that examines with compassion, humor and rare insight, the relationship of two long-estranged brothers who meet after many years to dispose of their late father's belongings.

 "...one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written.  It is superbly, even flamboyantly theatrical..." ---NY Times. "...a challenging, gripping and moving drama." ---Variety.  "...his finest drama since The Crucible..." ---NY Newsday.

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, May 3, 4  -  EMBRACEABLE ME  Victor L. Cahn  Edward is smart, shy, and quirky, while Allison is sexy, dramatic, and vulnerable.  Embraceable Me is a comic and passionate "He said - She said" that traces the twenty-year journey of these unlikely friends as they struggle to resolve their feelings for the most important person in their lives.

"A charming, smart two-hander...enjoyable and eminently watchable...a witty, bittersweet, intellectual character study."---NYTheatre.com. "Great script, witty comedy, and a love story. What more could one ask for?  An intriguing, sharply written character study of how opposites may attract..."---Arts A La Mode" Actually left me smiling, uplifted, and hopeful about the possibility of love's endurance...sure to win over even the most hardened theatre-goer's heart." ---NYTimes.com 

June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22  -  DINNER WITH FRIENDS  Donald Margulies    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2001, this remarkable story about two couples Karen and Dave and Beth and Tom who have been close friends for many years.  When Beth and Tom reveal they're breaking up the reaction of the four both as couples and individuals unfold.

" Margulies writes about relationships with such intelligence and spiky humor that his comedy-drama...becomes something quite wonderful." ---Time Magazine. "...wry and keenly observed and bathed in the unspoken sorrow that can sneak up on you in middle age." ---NY Times. "...full of life, warmth, laughs and wisdom..." ---NY Daily News. "A breezy comedy of modern manners that turns poignant and deeply affecting by its end. Margulies touches chords that resonate with a deep affecting humanity." ---San Fran Examiner.