2015 - 2016 Season

GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza

October 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 8pm, October 4 Matinee at 2pm
Directed by Rosemarie Beskind
 
The Tony Award-winning comedy of grown-ups behaving badly. 
 
God of Carnage begins as two highly strung couples, Alan and Annette Raleigh and Michael and Veronica Novak, meet for a civil discussion about a playground fight between their sons. The conversation quickly morphs into a laugh-out-loud, train wreck of an afternoon among savages. 
 
This must-see play received the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, as well as the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Play.
 
"Ninety minutes of sustained mayhem" -The New Yorker.
 

6 BOOBS AND A PIANIST

October 16, 17 @ 8pm

Farmington Valley Stage Company is proud to bring “6 Boobs and a Pianist” to the Farmington Valley following sold-out performances in surrounding towns.

 "6 Boobs and a Pianist" is a new and original musical cabaret conceived and performed by The Rack Pack: Cindy Lesser, Kelly Boucher, Rosanne Gowdy, and Music Director, Mike Gowdy.    

 The cabaret features hilarious music and laugh out loud sketches while celebrating and honoring cancer survivors, their families and loved ones.

 “6 Boobs and a Pianist” is co-sponsored by The Julie Merle Epstein Cancer Fund and The Letts O'Brien Fund for Breast Cancer Research, both at UConn Health.

A percentage of the profits will be donated to both funds.

 

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE:  A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST by Joe Landry

Sunday, December 13, 2015  Matinee @ 2pm
Directed by Virginia Wolf and co-produced by Herstory Theater
 
Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.
 
 
A TRIO OF SHORT PLAYS written and directed by Geoffrey Craig
 
January 22, 23, 2016 @ 8pm. January 24, 2016 Matinee @ 2pm
 
A Connecticut resident, Geoffrey Craig’s fiction, poetry and drama have appeared in numerous literary journals, Four of his full-length plays (one co-authored) and nine of his one-acts have been produced. Join us for three of his one act plays, followed by a discussion with Geoffrey and the cast.
 
-DIVORCE FIRST CLASS - Channing and Seth are in the midst of an amicable divorce. Their respective lawyers, however, turn up the heat; and the notion of amicable goes out the window.
 
-HOAX -The play is set in an America that has been divided into two areas: the putative nation called the Eastern Coalition and the barren, burned-up Western Territory. In the Western Territory, global warming has destroyed agriculture and industry; the population is on the verge of starvation. The Eastern Coalition has fared better; but climate change has still wrought tremendous damage. The Eastern Coalition has blocked immigration from the Western Territory by mining the Mississippi River, erecting an electrified fence along its border and shooting on sight anyone who attempts to enter.
 
-MOTHER AND DAUGHTER -Portia and her daughter, Cassandra have lived alone for twenty-two years in the house in which Portia grew up. Portia’s father, , had deeded her the house sometime ago. He had died a few months before the action of the play, having rewritten his will to leave the eighty acres adjacent to the house to the young woman who took care of him – in more ways than one – in his final years.
 

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS

March 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 @ 8pm, March 6 Matinee @ 2pm
Directed by Doreen Cohn
Music  Direction by Diana Lawler
 
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY is the long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue where Broadway's greatest musical legends meet Broadway's greatest satirist. Join us In this loving, hilarious, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre's greatest stars and songwriters, spoofing Annie, Les Miz, Mama Mia, West Side Story, Hairspray, Wicked, Rent, Fiddler  and more!
 
SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SIXTY by Michael and Susan Parker.
 
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 @ 8pm
 
Sex Please, We're Sixty is a laugh a minute farce exploring the libidos and trysts of men and women over a certain age who are still trying to prove they have what it takes to be—ahem—amorous!
 
When someone swaps Bud’s Viagra with Venusia for women,  we soon discover it has a strange effect on men. It gives them all the symptoms of a menopausal woman, complete with hot flashes, mood swings, uncontrollable weeping and irritability.