ArtsWest 3-Play Pack: Comedies, Dramas and Musicals -- You Pick Your Shows and Dates
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Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Play, this gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might have taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The fictional reimagining begins on April 3, 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where he encounters a spirited young maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his own destiny and the fate of the very nation he's devoted his life to. Learn More
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The Winter Wonderettes: November 23 – December 30, 2012
Created by Roger Bean
Directed by Troy Wageman
Musical Direction by Kimberly Dare
_This show is appropriate for all ages.
__Featuring: Amanda Carpp, Roxanne De Vito, Kimberly McFerron, Victoria Spero_
It’s Christmas, 1968 – get ready for songs, songs, and more songs. Take a nostalgic trip through late ’50s and early ’60s musical style when the Marvelous Wonderettes–Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy–are asked to entertain at the Holiday Party for Harper’s Hardware. While the girls decorate the hardware store, turning it into a winter wonderland, Mr. Harper, dressed as Santa Claus, goes missing, and…the employees’ holiday bonus envelopes may bring surprises. “The perfect Christmas revue! Crackles with energy and joy!” (LA Weekly).
Shirley Valentine_: January 23-February 16, 2013*
Appropriate for ages 14 and up.
Heather Hawkins returns to ArtsWest to star as Shirley Valentine. Willy Russell’s hit Broadway dramedy is a one-woman show about a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who finds herself stagnating in a lonely marriage. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley wonders if she should leave the drudgery of cooking dinner for her husband behind and head for the Mediterranean. Pauline Collins won a Tony for the role in its original Broadway production, and was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1989 film adaptation.
Next Fall_: March 13-April 6, 2013*
By Geoffrey Nauffts
Appropriate for ages 16 and older.
Ben Brantley (The New York Times) called Next Fall an “artful, thoughtful and very moving story.” Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else. It’s an examination of faith and love, and the ups and downs of a couple’s five-years together — with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. And when an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support … and answers. “It contains the kind of quips that prompt not one but two waves of laughter. This is rare.” (David Finkle, Huffington Post). 2010 Tony Award nominee.
33 Variations_: May 1-25, 2013*
By Moises Kaufman
Appropriate for ages 16 and older.
“Not to be missed,” said New York magazine. A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards.