New Surry theatre 47th Season
Includes Papermaker, Little Women, The Diary of Anne Frank, Dear Elizabeth & Nunsense
General - $84, Senior – $70, Students - $68 (All a $10 savings.)
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November 2 - 17
Laura by George Sklar and Vera Caspary
Directed by Robin Jones
Who is Laura? None of the men in her life seem to know – including the detective investigating her murder. Vera Caspary was one of the first successful female mystery writers and the film version of her novel Laura was highly acclaimed. What many do not know is that Caspary cowrote a stage version before the film was even made, and she preferred that script to the film. This fall, we bring her story to the stage.
January 18 - 26 The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, by Neil Simon Directed by Erin McCormick, Nina Robinson-Poole and Lori Sitzabee
A special offering through the New Surry Theatre Performing Arts School
As the final project of a Directing Master Class, three directors will each bring one act of Simon’s hilarious three-act comedy to life for a very special night for theater-lovers. A married, middle-aged man wants to join the sexual revolution before it is too late. He plans and attempts three seductions - one per act. Does he succeed? You’ll have to come find out!
February 22 - March 9
Papermaker by Monica Wood
Directed by Johannah Blackman
During a paper mill strike in a small Maine town, the lives of two families collide around a company CEO and a man building a wooden ark in his yard. Criss-crossing the lines between workers and management, novelist Monica Wood’s first play is a revealing drama about family, loyalty, and the quiet struggles of mill-town life.
April 26 - May 11 Little Women, adaptation by Thomas Hischak
Directed by Shari John
Louise May Alcott’s beloved and captivating story is brought to life in a faithful adaptation, filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and love.
June 7 - June 22
Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Dindy Royster
Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl expresses the beauty in simple correspondence, mapping the relationship of the two poets from first meeting to an abbreviated affair and the turmoil of their lives in between.
July 12 - July 27
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Directed by Bec Poole
The powerful stage adaptation of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theater.
August 9 - August 24 Nunsense Directed by Dindy Royster, Musical Direction by Lori Sitzabee When five of the nineteen remaining Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook accidentally killed the other 52 convent residents, they must raise money to fund the burials. As part of this effort, the nuns stage a variety show. The result is a hilarious ride for the nuns and audience members alike.