Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance.
Join us in the heart of Little 5 Points/Inman Park for the The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which brings Mark Haddon's best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. Tenacious and intelligent, Christopher is an autistic teenager who's better at solving equations than navigating a world that's stubbornly out of sync with how his mind works. After being wrongly accused of murdering his neighbor's dog, he resolves to find the real culprit. But, when his investigation uncovers painful truths about his family, he dares to strike out on his own, embarking on a thrilling adventure that upturns his whole world.
What does it take to be a survivor of domestic abuse? How does one escape? Domestic violence crosses racial, social and economic divides leaving families broken, dreams destroyed and lives lost. Seven women come together to find healing from the domestic abuse that has shaped their worlds. Will they succeed or will the violence that invades their lives wind up destroying them? Based on true stories.
This hilarious live stage show based on the cult series of Evil Dead films has all the campy fun of the movies and the added bonus of being set to music. This mashup of all three films tells the story of five college students who go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them all into demons. This is a 4D experience, which means the front seats are the designated "Splatter Zone" and the name is not just for show. Even though general admission tickets are outside the zone, the guts and gore will be flying unpredictably, so keep that in mind when choosing your attire. The wild and gory theatrical experience returns to Marietta's Out of Box Theatre at Artisan Resource Center.
The Ides of March are come. The Tavern stage becomes ancient Rome in order to tell this unforgettable story of political intrigue, ambition, betrayal, conspiracy and murder. Was Caesar a god, a tyrant or just a man? Can murder ever be honorable? Full of some of the most famous speeches and poetry in the English language, lend us your ears. Experience Julius Caesar.
On an autumn afternoon, in an empty lot outside the city, seven girls meet up to do a play. The girls are witches, ghosts, and kings. They hurl headlong into the unchecked passions of Macbeth - in Shakespeare's original text - as the line between real life and blood fantasy quickly blurs. Through prophecies and smartphones, unexpected circumstances emerge from Shakespeare's dark nightmare of ambition gone awry. Adapted by Erica Schmidt From Macbeth by William Shakespeare.
Academy Theatre will be opening their 2019/2020 season with The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, directed by Lynna Schmidt. This will be the first mainstage production in the newly built proscenium-style theatre! The Odd Couple by Neil Simon opens in Oscar Madison's slovenly apartment. He and a group of friends are deep into a game of poker. It is no wonder that Oscar is divorced if the condition of his apartment is any indication. The last of the group, Felix Ungar, arrives late and depressed. Felix and his wife have recently separated and he is trying to hold it together. He is a desperate sort of man, and his friends fear for his mental state. Hilarity ensues as these two very polar-opposite friends have to figure out how to reconcile their differences.
It's 1949, and the new mayor of Detroit is working to get rid of the blight of the city - and moving African Americans out of Detroit's Black Bottom. Blue, a gifted trumpeter, considers selling his once thriving family jazz club, leaving his beloved Pumpkin and her dreams aside. As Blue fights personal demons to better his life and maintain his sanity, his fellow band members, Corn and P-Sam, are stuck wondering where they fit into the plan to benefit from the changes in their neighborhood. Silver, a mysterious woman with a history, enters the scene with her own agenda, turning the lives of everyone upside down. Set against a backdrop of gentrification and displacement, Paradise Blue encompasses the pain and suffering that accompany the erasure of Black history.
Ever been on a committee? Ever chaired a committee? Trying to organize a fund-raising event to help beleaguered Randolphsburgh, PA, with only three weeks remaining until the gala, everything is going wrong. Committee members - the flirtatious former cheerleader, avid gardener, school band director, hypochondriacal shoe salesman and pistol packing storekeeper - find themselves having to turn to the town's most hated citizen to avoid possible legal action and total embarrassment. Be the fly on the wall at the meeting and see what happens in this wacky comedy.
Fifty-something Sharon is a recently divorced busybody. Financially, she needs a roommate to share her expenses. Emotionally, she needs a roommate to break the isolation of her Iowa home. Enter Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. As Sharon begins to pick at Robyn's secrets, things spiral out of control like a cross between Thelma and Louise and Breaking Bad.
This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers, the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induces her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica alive. Once dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica's room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?