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PRODUCTIONS
2010-2011 ACADEMY SEASON

 
 


 






 





PRODUCTION CALENDAR 2010-2011
Our Third Season

  • November 5. 6. 7- 2010
    THE APPLE TREE
  • By Jerry Boch and Sheldon Harnick
  • Studio Theatre
    Directed by Mitchell Fields

    This wonderful musical comedy is a series of three musical playlets with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Bock and Harnick with contributions from Jerome Coopersmith.


    The first act is based on Mark Twain's The Diary of Adam and Eve; the second act is based on Frank R. Stockton's The Lady or the Tiger?; the third act is based on Jules Feiffer's Passionella.
















  • December 17, 18
    SENIOR IMPROV SHOW - Developed by the Senior Class - Studio Theatre
    Directed by Mitchell Fields












  • January 21, 22, 23
    THE LITTLE PRINCE from the Novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - Studio Theatre
    Directed by Julia Kolibab

    Saint-Exupéry wrote it while living in the United States. It has been translated into more than 190 languages and has sold more than 80 million copies,making it the biggest selling French-language book and one of the best selling books ever. The Little Prince makes several profound and idealistic observations about life and human nature. For example, Saint-Exupéry tells of a fox meeting the young prince as he exits the Sahara desert. The story's essence is contained in the lines uttered by the fox to the little prince:"One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes." Other key thematic messages are articulated by the fox, such as: "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed" and "It is the time you have lost for your rose that makes your rose so important."



  • February 11, 12, 13
    THE HEIRESS
    by Ruth and Augustus Goetz
    Adapted from the 1880 Henry James novel, Washington Square.
    Directed by Bernadette Clemens
    Chagrin Falls Performing Arts Center - MAIN STAGE

    Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble.



  • February 25, 26, 27
    WAITING FOR GODOT
    by Samuel Becket - Studio Theatre
    Directed by Wendy Kriss


    Waiting for Godot follows two days in the lives of a pair of men who divert themselves while they wait expectantly, and unsuccessfully for someone named Godot to arrive. They claim him as an acquaintance but in fact hardly know him, admitting that they would not recognize him were they to see him. To occupy themselves, they eat, sleep, converse, argue, sing, play games, exercise, swap hats, and contemplate suicide — anything "to hold the terrible silence at bay".




  • March 18,19,20
    THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE -
    conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. 
    Directed by Jamie Koeth

    This hilarious musical comedy he show centers around a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups.
    Studio Theatre. 




  • April 8, 9, 10
    BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang - Studio Theatre
    Directed by Mitchell Fields

    The farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable
    romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests the patient place a personal ad. Directed by Mitchell Fields











  • May 6. 7. 8- 2011
    MACBETH
  • by William Shakespeare - Studio Theatre
  • Directed by Tom Fulton

    The Tragedy of Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare about a Scottish Warrior and his wife who plot and succeed in murdering the King.  The aftermath drives them mad with grief, guilt and terrible violence.  It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 603 and 1607.

    The earliest account of a performance of what was likely Shakespeare's play is April 1611, making the Academy's production the 400th Anniversary of the first production of Macbeth. 

    This production marks the cap of a year long study of Acting Shakespeare.
    Directed by Tom Fulton
















  • May 20 - June 7 - Senior Projects - Plays directed by, written by and performed by members of the academy, produced by Seniors.
  • End Game by Samuel Becket
  • Others TBA

 

 

 

         

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