Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Single ticket pricing:  $50 adult / $45 senior / $22 student / $17 children 12 and under

After June 1, 2018 single ticket prices for A Night with Janis Joplin, Grease, A Chorus Line and Once will be:  $55 adule / $50 senior / $25 student / $20 children 12 and under.

 

THE FANTASTICKS
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
*starring David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman
Wednesday, March 21st – Sunday, April 8, 2018

A gem of the American theater, THE FANTASTICKS is the longest-running musical in the world: a funny and romantic tale about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. Try to remember and if you remember then follow….

 

LOVE QUEST
Written by Mary Maguire & Steven McGraw
Wednesday, April 25 – May 13, 2018

A renowned scientist once theorized that finding “intelligent life” on other planets in the universe would be like shooting a particular blackbird in a room full of blackbirds, with the lights out. Ironically, the same probability applies for finding a “normal man” on an online dating service. LOVE QUEST – a new comedy – explores the journeys of two women in the perilous world of online dating.

 

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Written and Created by Randy Johnson
Wednesday, May 30 – June 24, 2018

From Broadway to Ivoryton, come share an evening with the Queen of Rock and Roll. Featuring such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.

 

GREASE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Thursday, July 5 – Sunday, July 29, 2018,

It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want”, “Summer Nights”, “Hopelessly Devoted To You”, “Greased Lightnin” and many more. Dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby-socks and take a trip to a simpler time as Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again.

 

A CHORUS LINE
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban, Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Wednesday, August 8 – Sunday, September 2, 2018

The musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line, A CHORUS LINE examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, A CHORUS LINE is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. This singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever.

 

ONCE
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Wednesday, September 19 – Sunday, October 7, 2018

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original theatrical experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

 

THE QUEENS OF THE GOLDEN MASK
Written by Carole Lockwood
Wednesday, October 31 – Sunday, November 18, 2018

Set in Alabama in 1962, this stunning new play about a group of mothers and daughters takes us from church picnics and summer camp to the secrets and hypocrisy that lie just beneath the surface. A world premiere.

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The Ivoryton Playhouse is delighted to announce our second annual Women Playwrights Initiative.

The Women Playwrights Initiative develops new one-act plays by and about women, and the issues that shape their lives. Friendship, political and economic advocacy, sexual satisfaction, aging, gender equality, racial issues, marriage, singlehood, motherhood, careers, and power. The Initiative provides a safe, nurturing environment for play development, including a week of intensive rehearsal with the playwrights, directors, and actors. The workshop culminates in a weekend of staged readings, including interactive talkbacks with the playwrights, directors, actors, and audience.

PASSION POWER PROSE 2018

Staged Reading: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7pm

HENRY, LOUISE, and HENRI
By Kathleen Cahill
Directed by Linda MacCluggage

The transformative and unfathomable effect of art is hilariously depicted when a long-married couple go for lunch in a Paris restaurant after a morning spent viewing Matisse paintings.

 

TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ANYONE, DO THIS
By Jennifer Lane
Directed by Hannah Simms

Scientists claim that there are 36 questions you can ask to fall in love with anyone. But can this seemingly simple exercise save even Wyatt and Merryn’s marriage?

 

Staged Reading: Saturday, March 3 at 7pm

BLOOD
By Yael Haskal
Directed by Kathryn Markey

When a young woman elects to donate blood to a sick pastor and pillar of the community, hellish truths are exposed forcing a devastating decision for both her and the nurse.

 

THE GENTLEMAN’S PACT
By Karen Howes
Directed by Addie Gorlin

A witty, acerbic look at marriage, fidelity, and self-determination when Bill, a college professor, tells his colleague, Arthur, that he wants to marry Arthur’s wife, Evelyn. Can their pact survive Evelyn’s unexpected response?

 

Call our box office to purchase tickets: 860.767.7318

Ticket prices: $20.00 adult; $15.00 senior and LPTHW members; $10.00 student
Both nights package price: $30 adult, $25 senior and LPTHW members; $10 student (buy ticket for Friday get ticket for Saturday free)

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Generously funded by:
Community Foundation of Middlesex County
Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut
Laura Copland • Kathleen and Al Jaffe • Rosalind Pressman • Anonymous

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS:

Kathleen Cahill’s awards include the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Playwriting Awards, a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Award, a Rockefeller Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts New American Works Grant, three Edgerton Foundation Awards, and a Drama League Award. Her play Charm was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; her play The Persian Quarter was nominated for a Steinberg Award. (Both published by Dramatic Publishing.) She writes for Alan Cumming when he introduces Mystery! on PBS. She is Playwright-in-Residence at the Salt Lake Acting Company.

 

Yael Haskal is a playwright and performer studying at Vassar College. She is currently working as the Literary Intern for the Manhattan Theatre Club, where she enjoys expanding her knowledge of and passion for dramatic literature. Yael’s next project is a full-length play about the effects of a capital punishment case on a small town in Utah.

 

 

 

Karen Howes is a recipient of several arts grants, is published in a Best-of Anthology by Smith and Kraus, and a winner of the Maxum Mazumdor New Play Prize and The New Science Driven Play Award. Her plays have won several festivals and productions, including at The Alley Theatre, The Academy Theatre, The Bickford, Playwright’s Theatre of NJ, Playwright’s Roundtable, and The Blank. She is a resident playwright at SkyLight Theater in Los Angeles.

 

 

Jennifer Lane received her MFA in playwriting from Columbia University and is represented by Amy Wagner of Abrams Artists Agency in New York. For more information about Jennifer and her work, please visit jennifer-lane.net.

 

 

 

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