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Theatre Season 2016-2017: Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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The Final Production of Our 2015-2016 Season

The Government Inspector
The Government Inspector

Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Apr 29, 30 at 7:30 pm
May 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm
May 6 at 10 am
Main Stage Theatre

Anton Antonovich, a mayor in small-town Russia, is in the midst of a crisis.  A government official is on his way to inspect his district and, in Anton’s own words, “this is a disaster!”  The streets haven’t been swept for months, there are chickens in the courthouse and Anton himself has been somewhat liberal with the mayoral accounts.  The inspector is only too willing to overlook these misdemeanors in exchange for the odd generous bribe.  But is he quite who he says he is or will Anton and his band of buffoons finally get what’s coming to them?  This comedy of errors satirizes bureaucracy and corruption and was described as “The greatest play in the Russian language” by Vladimir Nabokov.

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2016-2017 Season

Macbeth
MacBeth

by William Shakespeare
Oct 21-29, 2016
Black Box Theatre

"Something wicked this way comes...."  A Scottish lord receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King.  Driven by ambition, and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth struggles with his conscience before choosing a malevolent path that leads him through a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder.  A classic tale of power and madness; Macbeth blends a story of political intrigue and personal frailty with a theatrical world of action, sound and the supernatural to tell the Bard's final great tragedy.

A Christmas Carol: On the Air
A Christmas Carol: On the Air

by
Dec 2-11, 2016
Black Box Theatre

Dickens' classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas. This timeless classic tells the tale of miserly, old Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformational journey as three ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through Christmases past, present and yet to come.  A Christmas Carol is among the most beloved stories in western literature and this year UW-Parkside goes back on the air, giving this beloved holiday tale new life though the charm and magic of a 1940s style live radio show.

A Street Car Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams
Mar 3-11, 2017
Black Box Theatre

One of America's most iconic plays.  The faded beauty of a Southern plantation collides with the harsh realities of a New Orleans tenement when Blanch DuBois comes to live with her sister Stella and husband Stanley. The tension grows as thick as the humid night air until passion and desperation spark an explosive encounter that changes them all forever.  With great compassion and vivid, poetic imagination, Williams spins this poignant and luminous story of lost love, secret desires, and abandoned hope. 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart
Apr 28-May 6, 2017
Main Stage Theatre

Tragedy tomorrow, Comedy Tonight! A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots by combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year-old comedies by the Roman playwright Plautus, with the infectious energy of the golden age of musicals. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave, Pseudolus, schemes to win his freedom by helping his young master win the beautiful courtesan who is betrothed to the mighty soldier Miles Gloriosus.  "Smart, cheeky, buoyant" (New York Times) and one of the funniest musicals ever written.

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