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(Cancelled – to be rescheduled) Commedia Tales of King Arthur Performances

Description: Punchin loves to play Merlin, employing his big, magical nose as a wand to control Rosetta’s stick horse as she plays young Arthur.  Columbine and Arlequin join in the fun to bring us Lancelot, the king, Guenevere, and even an ogre guarding the castle!  As always, the players revel in creating much onstage merriment with witty wordplay, teasing, and wigs flying off!

Commedia dell’arte, Italian for “comedy of the professional artists,” was a popular form of improvisational theatre that began in Italy in the 15th century and continued in its appeal for centuries.  At that time, all performances were unscripted and held outdoors, with only simple props and no scenery.  The influence of commedia dell’arte is evident in much of our contemporary comedy, most notably in the great Commedia artists of the 20th century, the Marx Brothers.

This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects. Directed by Callie Harris and Assisted by Mr. Chad

Performances:
July 23 – Friday – 6:30 pm
July 24 – Saturday – 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.
No reservations.
$10 Standard
$6 Student

Pride and Prejudice Performances (July 30 – Aug 14)

Performed by the Bluegrass Players adult troupe
(Ticket sales support the Spotlight Acting School)

The successful Mrs. Bennett is determined to get her daughters married well. Jane, Elizabeth, and Lydia are girls in a period when a woman’s one possible career is matrimony. To be a wife was a success. Anything else was a failure. Jane and her Mr. Bingley and Lydia with her Mr. Wickham are quite content with things as they are, but not Elizabeth! She actually refuses to marry Mr. Collins, whom she openly deplores, and Mr. Darcy, whom she secretly adores. It’s a duel between Elizabeth and her pride, and Darcy and his prejudice. Each gives in before the evening is over and pride and prejudice meet halfway.

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(Cancelled – to be rescheduled) Complaint Department & Lemonade Performances

People will complain about anything — not almost anything, but absolutely anything! 

In this rapid succession of hysterical grievances, the complaint department takes on everything from Oreo icing to kleptomania and from songs stuck in the head to the price of cheese and on and on and on.  Could there be a glimmer of hope for anyone in charge of a complaint department? 

This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects.
Directed by Sarah Ashcraft and Assisted by Mr. Chad

Performances:
Aug 6 – Friday – 6:30 pm
Aug 7 – Saturday – 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.
No reservations.
$10 Standard
$6 Student

The Three Little Pigs Performances (Aug 13 & 14)

Goldilocks, fresh from her adventure with The Three Bears, now becomes involved in a new story. In this special participation version of the familiar tale, the audience members help out by supplying straw, sticks and bricks for the homes of the Three Little Pigs. In addition, the audience supplies extra actors for the play, including two of the pigs! With the help of the audience, Goldie comes to the aid of the pigs in their quest for a home that will truly keep ”the wolf from the door.”

This is a student lead production as part of the STARS Studio summer projects.
Directed by Bea McCoy and Assisted by Mr. Chad

Performances:
Aug 13 – Friday – 6:30 pm
Aug 14 – Saturday – 6:30 pm

Tickets available at the door.
No reservations.
$10 Standard
$6 Student