May 27-29 and June 3-5, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30pm
The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel
By Steph DeFerie
Pity poor Streptococcus – it should be a piece of cake for a fairy godmother to tell the story of Snow White but her wand is bent and things aren’t going quite as they should. Then, to make things worse, she’s interrupted by a couple of Scottish policemen who are hot on the trail of two very devious and dangerous criminals – children who are causing no end of trouble in the forest. Their names? Hansel and Gretel! Streptococcus doesn’t believe a word of it and neither do a well-behaved pair of kiddies in the audience who volunteer to help her tell Hansel and Gretel’s familiar tale. But before everyone lives happily ever after, the police insist on having their say and the well-behaved kiddies aren’t happy about that at all.
The Distracted Scholar’s Guide to Literature and Drama
by Peter Bloedel
Short attention span? This play will teach you everything you ever need to know about the major movements and works in Western literature and drama. Well…kind of. The audience is given a comic “fast-forward” tour of authors, playwrights, and poets including the likes of Sophocles, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. Major movements in literary and dramatic history, like the Enlightenment and Romanticism, are taught as the actors portray a hilarious “mash-up” between Frankenstein and Pride and Prejudice, as well as other unlikely pairings and synopses. The play is replete with ghosts, villains, and common plot devices, and burns through the other major periods in literary history culminating in a fast-paced handling of movies and “The Great Summer Blockbuster!” A lesson in literature and drama was never so fun!