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The Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By William Shakespeare

Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 1, 5-8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 and 9 @ 2 p.m.

In one of Shakespeare's earliest works, two pals, Valentine and Proteus, traverse the worlds of love and friendship while hopping from Verona to Milan and dealing with the complications that arrive along the way. Lies, love and lust drive Shakespeare's first comedy and create an engaging, hilarious and heartfelt experience that will leave the audience craving more.

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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Nov. 18, 19 & Nov. 30-Dec. 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 & Dec. 4 @ 2 p.m.

This classic, compelling and revered rock opera explores the last days of Jesus of Nazareth's life. A myriad of diverse and classic tunes that haunt, enrich and examine the biblical saga accompany Jesus as he ventures through Jerusalem during his final hours. Hailed as a masterpiece of musical theater and featuring one of the greatest scores in musical theater history, Jesus Christ Superstar gives heart to the soul and to the timeless tale of Jesus, Mary and Judas. Adult content and themes.

Six Characters in Search of an Author

By Luigi Pirandello
Adapted by Robert Brustein

Feb. 16-18 @ 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 @ 2 p.m.

Six characters crash a rehearsal for an upcoming performance of another play and declare that they are in need of an author to finish their story. After some debate, the director agrees to step up to the task. This meta-exploration of absurdist theater examines the role of the author, director, actor, character and the theater itself in a humorous, unique and provoking style that caused riots when it premiered.

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Book and Lyrics by Elise Thoron
Music by Frank London
Conceived by Rebecca Bayla Taichman & Elise Thoron

April 19-22 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 23 @ 2 p.m.

This innovative and movement-based musical tells the historical tale of Marc Chagall and his relationship with the Soviet Yiddish theater. Green Violin deconstructs the musical and approaches the form with an emphasis in movement, silence and rhythm. At the same time, it explores the tumultuous relationship between art, politics and faith, creating an infused and gratifying experience for the audience.

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April 30 @ TBA

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The Arena Stage

One-Act Plays

Oct. 21-22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 23 @ 2 p.m.

Appearances
By Tina Howe
Directed by Leah Geis

...And Others
By Dennis Bush
Directed by Madeline Schmitt

Wanda's Visit
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Megan Weidner

These three performances range from comedy to drama and from the realistic to the absurd. From the darkly hilarious Wanda's Visit and the fast-paced comedy of Appearances to ...And Others provocative drama, the evening promises engaging theatre for all tastes.

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By Maria Irene Fornes

March 16-18 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 19 @ 2 p.m.

Mae and Lloyd are living in poverty in a broken-down shack and barely surviving from day to day. As Mae fights to escape, she feels herself being pulled down into the mud, with every struggle sinking deeper and deeper. Mud, like its namesake, is thick, sticky and hard to leave behind. Adult content and themes.

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