Dramashop ends its second season with a thrilling mainstage production, [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell. The first and only musical of Dramashop’s 2012-2013 season, the script follows two men desperately trying to write a musical. Their trials and tribulations are raucously funny, while the music is comprised of witty lyrics and catchy melodies. Theatre lovers and newcomers alike will be enchanted with this musical offering, and Dramashop is thrilled to present it to the Erie community.
In October 2012, we’ll present our first mainstage show of the season, “In the Next Room or the vibrator play” by contemporary author Sarah Ruhl. This titillating and heartbreaking look at the world of women’s issues in the late Victorian era was nominated for three Tony awards in 2010.
The play centers around a doctor who, in his home with his wife present but uninformed, cures women of their hysteria by way of the vibrating machine in his office. His wife’s confusion about her own sexual identity fuels her onward in a quest to discover what exactly is happening “in the next room.” In a world that so often cheapens the value and importance of sex, Ruhl’s play puts sex center stage in an illuminating and sometimes depressing light.
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One of David Mamet’s most recent works,“Race” follows “three attorneys, two black and one white, offered a chance to defend a white man charged with a crime against a black woman.” The plot unfolds as the three lawyers and defendant grapple with the evidence of the case and their own feelings about race. Socially relevant, poignant, and often biting, “Race” offers a crash course in racial tension and the nature of resolution.
PLEASE NOTE: This play contains adult language and themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences.
This haunting tale follows a young writer, Katurian (Michael Haas), as he is interrogated by police officers in a totalitarian state for an undisclosed crime. The good cop, Tupolski (Zach Flock), peppers Katurian with questions while examining the writer’s morose works. The bad cop, Ariel (Matt Fuchs), takes a more physical approach to interrogation. Locked behind bars with more questions than answers, Katurian tries to protect his brother, Michal (Jasse Camacho), from a similar fate.
An ensemble of actors (Nicole Dohoda, Keefer Kopco, Khadija Djellouli, Brennan Staaf) bring Katurian’s tales to life in this production directed by Domenic Del Greco and designed by Zach Flock, Dramashop’s artistic director.
“The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh
June 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2012
All shows at 8:00 p.m.
Directed by Domenic Del Greco
Performed at Gannon University’s Schuster Theatre
KATURIAN – Michael Haas
TUPOLSKI – Zach Flock
ARIEL – Matt Fuchs
MICHAL – Jasse Camacho
MOTHER – Nicole Dohoda
FATHER – Keefer Kopco
GIRL – Khadija Djellouli
BOY – Brennan Staaf
$15 general admission
$5 student admission (with valid student ID)
*This production contains adult language and situations that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
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