New Edgecliff Theatre announced today their lineup for the 2013-14 Season, themed “The Best Laid Plans.”
Artistic Director Jim stump says, “It’s a story as old as time. We plan out our days, our weeks and even our lives, but no matter how carefully and meticulously, something always seems to get in the way. Sometimes only a minor adjustment is needed to circumvent the obstacle. Other times, a whole new course must be laid. The plays in our 16th season all deal with plans that are disrupted and the ways these disruptions are handled.”
A journey is literally waylaid as a bus is stranded at a diner in a snowstorm in William Inge’s Bus Stop. Each of the passengers, as well as the inhabitants of the diner, is certain of the path his or her life is taking. But this one evening’s chance encounter with each other will change their lives forever.
In Gina Hoben’s The 12 Dates of Christmas, a young woman’s world is turned upside down when she sees her fiancé kissing another woman on national television. She now sets out to navigate the world of dating with several course changes along the way. When she finally resolves to give up, even that plan can’t last.
Other People’s Money by Jerry Sterner examines what is perhaps the biggest game changer in contemporary American life–Wall Street. As a smarmy Wall Street takeover artist targets a small but long-established family company, he finds that plans to change other people’s lives come with changes of their own.
Tickets on sale beginning August 5th.
Adults $25.25, Seniors $20.25, and Students $17.25
Special pricing for Sweet Suspense, $35 includes dessert buffet
by William Inge
Directed by Jared Doren
September 18-28, 2013
at the Fifth Third Bank Theatre, Aronoff Center
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning.
Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. This belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana. Even as she’s ducking out from under his clumsy but confident embraces, and screeching at him fiercely to shut him up, she pauses to furrow her forehead and muse, “Somehow deep inside of me I got a funny feeling I’m gonna end up in Montana …” As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver at last find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance.
The 12 Dates of Christmas
by Ginna Hoben
Remounted by Jim Stump
December 11-21, 2013
at a venue to be announced
After seeing her fiancé kiss another woman at the televised Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary’s life falls apart – just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where “romance” ranges from weird and creepy to absurd and comical. It seems nothing can help Mary’s growing cynicism, until the charm and innocence of a five-year-old boy unexpectedly brings a new outlook on life and love. This heartwarming one-woman play offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season. Featuring the return of Annie Kalahurka in her LCT-nominated performance.
Other People’s Money
by Jerry Sterner
Directed by Greg Proccacino
April 16-26, 2014
at the Fifth Third Bank Theatre, Aronoff Center
Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play
Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle’s computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since the year one and his chief operations officer. They bring in a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. Should she use green mail? Find a white knight? Employ a shark repellent? This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists.
Sweet Suspense Radio Drama Fundraiser: Frankenstein
adapted by Catie O’Keefe/Directed by Bob Allen
Saturday, October 19, 2013
venue to be announced
The horror classic is brought to life in the theatre of the mind with New Edgecliff Theatre’s radio theatre performance of “Frankenstein”, adapted from the book by Mary Shelley. As our actors, along with live sound effects, retell the story of reanimating the dead, the story takes on a new dimension, with each audience member conjuring up their own unique vision of the monster.