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2015-16 Season

The Importance of Being Earnest  –  Oct. 8, 9, 10 and 15 – 18
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  –  Nov. 12-15
New Works Now  –  Dec. 4, 5, 6

Shaping Space: Dance Concert  –  Jan. 29, 30 and 31
In the Red & Brown Water by Tarrell McCraney  –  Feb. 18-21 and 25-28 
Alice in Wonderland  –  April 14-17 and 21-24


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2014-15 Season

Dancing at Lughnasa

By Brian Friel
Oct. 2-12, 2014
Guignol Theatre
Student Tickets: $10 | General Public: $15

Impossible love. Fleeting wild abandon.

Michael Evans was seven during the summer of 1936, the summer of the harvest festival. Looking back on that summer he recalls moments with his close-knit mother and four aunts…the mystic radio that brought Irish folk music and dance into their small cottage…the unexpected visit from his father. That summer transformed the family, reaping a bitter harvest as they danced together once more.

This Tony Award-winning drama tells of the narrator’s childhood in Ballybeg, Ireland, raised by his young mother and her four sisters.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Originally produced on the New York stage by Noel Pearson in association with Bill Kenwright and Joseph Harris.


Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare
Nov. 20-23, 2014
Guignol Theatre
Student Tickets: $10 | General Public: $15

Love who – me?

Clever Beatrice exchanges quips with Benedick, her equal in witty rhetoric. A bit of trickery soon turns their squabbles to swoons. Meanwhile, Claudio falls crazy in love with the gentle Hero. The lovebirds intend to wed, but not before the villainous Don John threatens their plans with a wicked scheme. Romance, comedy and adventure make for a gleeful recipe in Shakespeare’s timeless classic.


Capture Momentum 

Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2015
Guignol Theatre
Student Tickets: $10 | General Public: $15

Dance like everyone’s watching.

To audiences the dance is a graceful, powerful visual storytelling mechanism. The ebb and flow of movement, the emotional connection to/conversation with a melody. It is a distant memory come to life, a momentary sensation, or an inspiration for tomorrow. To dancers it is living. It is breathing. From the top of their head to the tip of their blistered toes. No second chances, no second guesses. It is everything.

The fourth annual dance concert will include a variety of dance works by faculty and guest artists including Susie Thiel, director of the UK Dance Program.


The 39 Steps

Feb. 19-March 1, 2015
Guignol Theatre
Student Tickets: $10 | General Public: $15

The chase is on.

A beautiful woman has just been murdered. In an attempt to prove his innocence, our hero Richard Hannay goes on the run. He searches for clues to solve the crime, all the while being pursued by both the police and a shadowy spy organization. Mystery. Intrigue. Romance. Madcap comedy. With four actors playing more than 140 characters, international espionage has never been so absurd. This sidesplitting whodunit turns Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic thriller upside down in an anything-but-covert operation.

This Tony-Award winning fast-paced romp pays homage to the classic spy novel genre with theatrical panache and wit.

“39 Steps, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock



April 16-26, 2015
Student Tickets: $15 | General Public: $20

Discretion advised: This production contains nudity.

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre