TheatreFIRST is entering its 20th year of producing exciting, innovative theatre.
August 16 through September 15, 2013.
(Preview on August 15th).
Directed by Domenique Lozano.
Based on the Virginia Woolf novel, Orlando by Sarah Ruhl tells the story of a young nobleman who is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.
The New York Theatre Wire says, Orlando is a “subtle and satiric commentary on the status of men and women”. His swashbuckling journey to define himself (herself…?) is sure to entertain and enlighten.
Escanaba in da Moonlight
February 7 through March 9, 2014
(Preview on February 6th)
Directed by Michael Storm
You asked for comedy! Well, many of you did. Jeff Daniels’ tale of the Soady Family Deer Camp and its kooky inhabitants makes for a truly hilarious evening.
The story follows Reuben Soady’s quest to “bag” his first buck. At 43, Rueben is on the verge of becoming a disgrace to himself and his Soady heritage, and is known around town as “the Buckless Yooper”. He is committed to changing his luck, though, with a little help from his Native American wife. But on the eve of the 1989 hunting season, these yoopers are in for a few strange surprises…for all is not well in the Upper U.P.
June 20 through July 20
(Preview on June 19th)
Hot off of a successful run on Broadway and in L.A., Seminar by Theresa Rebeck is a contemporary and intelligent comedy about four young writers who hire a hotshot copy editor, Leonard, to help them with their work. What follows is a satirical look at how our egos can both help and hinder us in our search for love, career and a meaningful life.
Leonard is all about the truth and — unfortunately for our young writers — he wields it like a scalpel. He is direct, merciless, and a HUGE pain in the ass. As classroom relationships develop and egos collide, Seminar races toward an unexpected and insightful conclusion that’s certain to keep you talking on the way home.
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