2012-2013 Season Line-up
All productions in Tempest Theatre
Tickets: $7 for ..Spelling Bee, $4 for the New Playwrights Fest, $6 for others;
Reservations: call 717-361-1170 or write email@example.com for
If you are interested in the theatre program at Elizabethtown College, tell our admissions office of your interest, and they can contact the theatre faculty and arrange for complimentary tickets to the production of your choice.
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
November 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9, 2012, 8 p.m.; November 11, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois loses her family's plantation home and comes to the French Quarter of post-World War II New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in a dingy apartment. Temperaments clash, fireworks fly, and secrets are revealed in Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
by Lisa Loomer
February 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22, 2013, 8 p.m.; February 24, 2013, 2 p.m.
What's wrong with 8-year-old Jesse? He raps, he swears, and he's in trouble at school. His distraught mother turns to the Internet, professionals and even well meaning neighbors seeking help. Some say Jesse has Attention Deficit Disorder; others blame allergies. Where will she find the answer? With her provocative sense of humor, Lisa Loomer asks: Are we so tuned in to our info-rich, 24-7 world that we've tuned out the things that really matter? Strong language.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
music and lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin
April 11, 12, 13, 18, and 19, 2013, 8 p.m.; April 21, 2013, at 2 p.m.
This is a comic tale of overachievers' angst, chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. And some audience members get a chance to show off their spelling!
The E-town New Playwrights Fest
April 25 and 26, 2013, 8 p.m.
Join us for staged readings of new plays by students in TH240, Playwriting. You'll be able to say "I knew them when..."