The New Surry Theatre's 43rd Season
Four plays from four genres: suspense, modern classic, comedy, and Broadway musical.
Sleuth (January 16, 17, 18 matinee, 23, 24, 25 matinee) is the 1970 Tony award winning play written by Anthony Shaffer.
Directed by Michael Reichgott. The play is set in the Wiltshire manor house of Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer. Wyke's home reflects his obsession with the inventions and deceptions of fiction and his fascination with games and game-playing. He lures his wife's lover, Milo Tindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewellery, a proposal that sets off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher where Wyke's imagination ends and reality begins.
Shaffer said the play was partially inspired by one of his friends, composer Stephen Sondheim, whose intense interest in game-playing is mirrored by the character of Wyke. (Wikipedia)
Other NST productions in 2015...
Lost in Yonkers: March 13, 14, 15 (matinee), 20, 21, 22 (matinee), 27, 28
I Hate Hamlet: May 15, 16, 17 (matinee), 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
Annie: July 24, 25, 26 (matinee), 31, August 1, 2 (matinee), 7, 8, 14, 15
Directors are Bill Raiten ('Lost in Yonkers'), Robin Jones ('I Hate Hamlet') and Shari John ('Annie')
Audition dates will be announced soon.
...and Summer Acting Camp runs July 6 through July 10th.
The directors listed above are protégés
of Artistic Director Bill Raiten and graduates of his
Directing for the Stage class.
Directing for the Stage is one of seven classes offered by NST this Winter.
The January 2015 Semester of the
NEW SURRY THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
(Exact starting date to be announced soon.)