Equus: Peter Shaffer's Tony Award-Winning Drama
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Everyone flips for a flop in the mixed-up, utterly hilarious world of The Producers, Mel Brooks' boffo Broadway hit. An outrageous musical adapted from Brooks' equally outrageous movie, The Producers is the story of Max Bialystock, a hard-up Broadway producer, and Leo Bloom, his put-upon accountant. Desperate for cash, the two hatch a plan to produce a "surefire flop." The musical will close immediately ... and the unspent production money will be theirs for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Featuring the riotous show-within-a-show, Springtime for Hitler, The Producers skewers the over-the-top absurdities of musical theater while delivering an unexpectedly heartfelt tale of true friendship. Anne Gesling directs this fresh production from the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. Learn More
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I thought the play was amazingly strong on making you feel for the boy as well as his dad. I think the actor who played the therapist lacked a bit of caring for the boy but still emoted a strong feeling for of empathy for him. I would totally recommend the play.
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I was greatly impressed with the quality of this performance and the professionalism and charm of the Morgan Wixson Theater. I always look forward to having a wonderful experience at this theater. Terrific actors, marvelous plays and...continued
Equus, a young man’s unrelenting passion and devotion to that which modern society cannot comprehend or allow. A psychiatrist, searching for sanctuary and relief in ancient truths and myth. An act of despair and sacrifice – and the two are plummeted into the waking dream and living myth of horse.
Written in 1973,_ Equus_ was premiered in London at the Old Vic Theatre and then later at the National Theatre. Winner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the Drama Desk Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Equus has had several revivals on Broadway. The Morgan-Wixson is proud to present this show as the first production of our 2011-2012 season.
Written more than thirty years ago, Equus is full of metaphors for the struggle between the primitive and modern world, passion vs conformity, and man’s need to harness and control that which it cannot understand.
The creative team includes Madeleine Dahm (Director); Neda DeMayo, Horse Advisor (Return to Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary_)_*;* Bosco Flanagan (Lighting Designer); Ronda Dynice Brooks (Costume Designer); Thomas Brown (Set Designer); Kimerlee Curyl (Photography); and Kristy Pace (Producer).