The Moonstone: World-Premiere Adaptation of an Exciting British Mystery
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The last date listed for The Moonstone was Friday March 25, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Adapted from the popular children's book of the same name, this spoof on the tale of the three little pigs (each with their own individual sense of home construction style) who were pursued by a ravenous wolf, aims to show a different side of the familiar story. In the biggest trial to hit Piggsylvania in quite some time, the Big Bad Wolf is trying to clear his name. Claiming to have been a victim of circumstance -- namely a particularly sneezy cold that caused him to inadvertently blow down some shabbily constructed homes while trying to borrow a cup of sugar -- it's up to you and your little ones to decide whether the Big Bad Wolf is as innocent as he claims to be in this fun, family-friendly musical. Learn More
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Featured review from Lorraine M. Davis
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Lifeline is by far my favorite theater. I have seen 37 productions there over the years. This production was not a favorite. Though the acting is first rate (without a bad performance), the play itself was too long. A problem with adapting novels is knowing when to make the tough calls of what to leave out, which characters to combine for the sake of brevity, etc. Lifeline is known for doing this brilliantly. This play had two intermissions--that should tell you how long it was. I'm not saying long is always bad. Though I basked in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 8-hour Nicholas Nickleby, and loved the Kenneth Branagh's 4-hour Hamlet, this play needed to lose some detail to gain some dramatic energy.
A world premiere based on the classic mystery by Wilkie Collins
Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist
The Moonstone, an Indian diamond steeped in a history of violence and mysticism, is stolen from Rachel Verinder’s sitting room, and no one in her household is above suspicion. Join an unforgettable collection of liars, lovers, addicts and outcasts as they struggle to uncover the truth and reclaim the stone before its curse destroys them all. This thrilling mystery, regarded as the first detective novel in the English language, is re-imagined by the award-winning adaptor and director of The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere.
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Lifeline Theatre and its artistic ensemble of writers, directors, designers and performers collaboratively develop literary adaptations and original theater. Lifeline's innovative artistic and education programs for adults, children and families bring engaging and reflective stories to life.