by Ernest Thompson , Directed by Christopher Younggren - a Co-Production with Silver Stages
On Golden Pond focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son in law. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.
by Paula Vogel, Directed by John Cooper - a Co-Production with Turtle Shell Productions
A series of comic vignettes underlined by tragedy, this farce traces the European odyssey of sister and brother Anna and Carl, in search of hedonistic pleasure and a cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease) she contracted by using the bathrooms at the elementary school where she teaches
by James Goldman, Directed by Scott Albert Bennett
The Lion in Winter depicts the personal and political conflicts of King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and their guests.Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England's castle in Chinon, the story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus (French: Philippe Auguste), who was the son of Eleanor's ex-husband, Louis VII of France (by his third wife, Adelaide). Also involved is Philip's half-sister Alais, who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry's mistress.
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle.
Believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season, the play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. The play focuses on the Countess Olivia falling in love with Viola (who is disguised as a boy), and Sebastian in turn falling in love with Olivia.
In a touring Shakespearean theatre group, a backstage hand — the dresser — is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company works to carry on during the London blitz during World War II. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in Shakespeare's story of Lear and the Fool from his King Lear, which is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.