Cascades Theatrical Company (CTC) announced its 33rd Season of six fabulous shows for the Greenwood Playhouse. “We are offering a diverse group that highlights the versatility of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, successful “big-screen-to-stage” adaptations plays with stylistic elements inspired by films of the same genre,” explained Lana A. Shane, theatre operations manager.
Season Passes Memberships go on sale July 1. The totally flexible 6-ticket pass allows you to chose your preferred dates seats for the whole season or let the theatre know the dates as you go. Also, the tickets may be used in any combination for one or more of the main stage shows.
The passes are $105 for Adults, $81 for Seniors (60+ years), $63 for Students (kids age 6 up as well as adult students with current ID). Passes may be purchased by phone or in person at the box office. The web site www.cascadestheatrical.org will be undergoing some changes, they hope to offer online sales shortly.
Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay- Abaire (September 9 – 25, 2011) Dark Comedy
This outrageously dark comedy by a Pulitzer prize-winning author traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters. Think “Memento” meets “Alice in Wonderl ” on a roller coaster – inside a funhouse.
A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian (November 18 – December 11, 2011) Family-oriented Comedy
Based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story”, the play brings humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s to life as it follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.
The Spitfire Grill (January 27-February 12, 2012) Musical
Music Book by James Valcq. Lyrics Book by Fred Alley.
Based on the award-winning film of the same name by Lee David Zlotoff, the musical depicts the journey of a young woman parolee who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. She precipitates a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening. The folk bluegrass tinged score is unlike that for any other musical. It is an uplifting musical with plenty of small-town American charm, heart soul.
Voices in the Dark by John Pielmeier (March 9 – 25, 2012) Thriller
What do you get when you combine a popular radio psychotherapist trying to save her marriage, a remote cabin in the woods, a mysterious caller a storm? Certainly not what you might expect. This new Edgar Award-winning thriller by the author of “Agnes of God” will keep theatre-goers on the edge of their seats.
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay- Abaire (April 20 – May 6, 2012) Drama
Becca Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. This drama charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. The play paints an incredibly honest, hopeful unexpectedly witty portrait of a family navigating its feelings of grief.
Social Security by Andrew Bergman (June 8 – 24, 2012) Comedy
Trendy Manhattan art dealers Barbara David Kahn have their domestic tranquility hilariously shattered with the arrival of Barbara’s eccentric mother, goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight husb . Add their desire to “rescue” their sexually precocious college student daughter to the mix, as well as an unexpected romance between their 90-year client Barbara’s mom you have a recipe for laughter.
* Recommended for mature audiences due to language /or subject matter.
If you would like to get an idea of what the shows are like first, sign up for a free Sneak Peek events August 25-28. For each Peek, the directors of the upcoming shows will tell you a bit about each play, then actors will do a reading of a scene for you. It is a great way to get a feel for each play in the season, introduce your friends to theatre at CTC, or, to see which shows you would like to audition for, if you are an onstage volunteer. There will be complimentary appetizers desserts, as well as a no-host cash bar (wine, beer champagne). Make it a party bring a group of friends who love to support the Arts! Each Peek is limited to 130 guests, so please RSVP with the number in your party to email@example.com, or by phone to 541-389-0803.