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  • 02/23/2017 8:00 pm - 02/26/2017 2:30 pm

    BETRAYAL
    by Harold Pinter
    directed by George Maslankowski
    February 23-26, 2017 | PERFORMANCE CALENDAR
    in The Edith B. Wood Studio Theatre (upstairs, accessibility is limited*)

    WOOD STUDIO: Harold Pinter’s contemporary masterpiece about three individuals and the affair that shattered them all. Ingeniously told in reverse time, Betrayal was a critical and popular success on both sides of the Atlantic—winner in New York of the Drama Critics Circle Award as best foreign play and in London of the West End Award as best play of the season.

    The Story: The play begins in the present, with the meeting of Emma and Jerry, whose adulterous affair of seven years ended two years earlier. Emma's marriage to Robert, Jerry's best friend, is now breaking up, and she needs someone to talk to. Their reminiscences reveal that Robert knew of their affair all along and, to Jerry's dismay, regarded it with total nonchalance. Thereafter, in a series of contiguous scenes, the play moves backward in time, from the end of the Emma-Jerry affair to its beginning, throwing into relief the little lies and oblique remarks that, in this time-reverse, reveal more than direct statements, or overt actions, ever could.
    A critical and popular success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner in New York of the Drama Critics Circle Award as best foreign play and in London of the West End Award as best play of the season. Dealing with the "eternal triangle"—wife, husband and the wife's lover—the playwright, with his customary inventiveness and subtlety, brings new insights to this timeless theme. "…marvelous scenes, packed with suppressed tension, torn loyalties and confused, unspoken feelings…" —NY Times. "BETRAYAL is an exquisite play, brilliantly simple in form and courageous in its search for a poetry that turns banality into melancholy beauty." —Newsweek. "…a powerful expression of the chasm between recollection and reality, of the gaps between people who need to be intimate with each other." —Village Voice.

    *The Edith B. Wood Studio (upstairs at Chicago Street). Accessibility is limited. You must climb stairs to the 2nd floor. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope someday to have an elevator!

  • 03/03/2017 7:00 pm - 03/04/2017 5:30 pm

    A Year with Frog and Toad
    by Willie and Robert Reale | Based on the books by Arnold Loebel
    directed by Dona Henry
    March 3-18, 2017

    FAMILY MUSICAL FUN: This family musical follows the woodland adventures of two friends: a worry-wart toad and his perky frog friend. Based on the storybook favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad broke new ground in bringing professional children's theatre to acclaim on Broadway. Children of all ages will be delighted with the play's whimsical score and colorful cast of characters.

    The Story: Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

    The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.

  • 03/10/2017 7:00 pm - 03/12/2017 2:30 pm

    A Year with Frog and Toad
    by Willie and Robert Reale | Based on the books by Arnold Loebel
    directed by Dona Henry
    March 3-18, 2017

    FAMILY MUSICAL FUN: This family musical follows the woodland adventures of two friends: a worry-wart toad and his perky frog friend. Based on the storybook favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad broke new ground in bringing professional children's theatre to acclaim on Broadway. Children of all ages will be delighted with the play's whimsical score and colorful cast of characters.

    The Story: Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

    The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.

  • 03/16/2017 7:00 pm - 03/18/2017 2:30 pm

    A Year with Frog and Toad
    by Willie and Robert Reale | Based on the books by Arnold Loebel
    directed by Dona Henry
    March 3-18, 2017

    FAMILY MUSICAL FUN: This family musical follows the woodland adventures of two friends: a worry-wart toad and his perky frog friend. Based on the storybook favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad broke new ground in bringing professional children's theatre to acclaim on Broadway. Children of all ages will be delighted with the play's whimsical score and colorful cast of characters.

    The Story: Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

    The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.

  • 04/07/2017 8:00 pm - 04/09/2017 2:30 pm

    by Tennessee Williams
    directed by Justin Treasure and Mary Bird Matern
    April 7-22, 2017

    CLASSIC DRAMA: CST is proud to present the drama that served as the basis for the Oscar-winning film staring Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani. In the play an Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is rocked when a local truck driver is killed by police, leaving his wife devastated. Serafina's grieving comes to an end when she learns of her husband's infidelities and lured by the desire for a handsome drifter who has come into town.

    The Story: Serafina delle Rose is a restless widow whose intense and absorbing instinct for love drives everything before it. The figure of this extraordinary woman dominates the small town where she and her friends are living and embodies the exultation and danger of unbridled passion. Her story, and that of the lover she chooses and the daughter she denies, are forged into a play of power, humanity and soaring emotion.
    Winner of the 1951 Tony Award for Best Play. One of the author's most beautiful and powerful plays. Set among a colony of Sicilian fisherfolk on the American Gulf Coast, it is the story of a woman for whom love was stronger than death.

    Opening Night Party: Fri, Apr 7 at Sage Restaurant

  • 04/14/2017 8:00 pm - 04/15/2017 8:00 pm

    by Tennessee Williams
    directed by Justin Treasure and Mary Bird Matern
    April 7-22, 2017

    CLASSIC DRAMA: CST is proud to present the drama that served as the basis for the Oscar-winning film staring Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani. In the play an Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is rocked when a local truck driver is killed by police, leaving his wife devastated. Serafina's grieving comes to an end when she learns of her husband's infidelities and lured by the desire for a handsome drifter who has come into town.

    The Story: Serafina delle Rose is a restless widow whose intense and absorbing instinct for love drives everything before it. The figure of this extraordinary woman dominates the small town where she and her friends are living and embodies the exultation and danger of unbridled passion. Her story, and that of the lover she chooses and the daughter she denies, are forged into a play of power, humanity and soaring emotion.
    Winner of the 1951 Tony Award for Best Play. One of the author's most beautiful and powerful plays. Set among a colony of Sicilian fisherfolk on the American Gulf Coast, it is the story of a woman for whom love was stronger than death.

    Opening Night Party: Fri, Apr 7 at Sage Restaurant

  • 04/20/2017 8:00 pm - 04/22/2017 8:00 pm

    by Tennessee Williams
    directed by Justin Treasure and Mary Bird Matern
    April 7-22, 2017

    CLASSIC DRAMA: CST is proud to present the drama that served as the basis for the Oscar-winning film staring Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani. In the play an Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is rocked when a local truck driver is killed by police, leaving his wife devastated. Serafina's grieving comes to an end when she learns of her husband's infidelities and lured by the desire for a handsome drifter who has come into town.

    The Story: Serafina delle Rose is a restless widow whose intense and absorbing instinct for love drives everything before it. The figure of this extraordinary woman dominates the small town where she and her friends are living and embodies the exultation and danger of unbridled passion. Her story, and that of the lover she chooses and the daughter she denies, are forged into a play of power, humanity and soaring emotion.
    Winner of the 1951 Tony Award for Best Play. One of the author's most beautiful and powerful plays. Set among a colony of Sicilian fisherfolk on the American Gulf Coast, it is the story of a woman for whom love was stronger than death.

    Opening Night Party: Fri, Apr 7 at Sage Restaurant