An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

02/03/2017 8:00 pm - 02/05/2017 3:00 pm
Crown Point Community Theatre
1125 Merrillville Rd, Crown Point, IN 46307, USA

a co-production with Crown Point Community Theater and Valparaiso Theatrical Company

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  • 02/17/2017 8:00 pm - 02/19/2017 2:00 pm

    THE STORY:

    This suspense tale involves a successful mystery writer, Arthur Putnam, whose latest work has strangely turned into a vivid and adulterous romance. His son, his second wife and his editor marvel at the truthfulness of the work, remarkable since it is inconceivable that he could ever have had such an affair. Enter a woman, who is intent on blackmail and whose story is foolproof and airtight. It appears that Arthur has been trysting away from home. Death rears its head, and the other woman disappears. Evidence incriminates Arthur in her murder. There is a conspiracy to do Arthur in, a conspiracy that entails cunning, deceit and ingenious plotting.

    Performances February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 2017
    Friday and Saturdays, 8PM.
    Sunday matinee, 2PM.

    Performances at Beatniks On Conkey
    418 Conkey St. Hammond, IN 2 blocks east of Hohman Avenue.

  • 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!

  • 02/24/2017 7:00 pm - 02/26/2017 2:00 pm

    PERFORMANCES
    Friday, February 24th at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, February 26th at 2:00 p.m.

    TICKETS
    Tickets are available at the door.
    Adults - $10.00
    Students & Seniors - $8.00
    Advanced Student Tickets - $5.00 (Available during all lunches beginning Monday, February 20th)

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    For additional information about this production, please call (219) 922-5610

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

    This is a wild, free-flowing comedy that's easy to stage. M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. They can't be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school. The thread of this effort helps tie together the pileup of comic adventures that pyramid right before the eyes of your astonished and hysterical audience! Hawkeye has a scene with a woman psychiatrist who believes he's been trying to lobster-trap mermaids in a rice paddy! There's a jolly encounter with the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O. ever sent overseas. A sergeant is selling dumb GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. Radar O'Reilly, a soldier with incredible hearing, anticipates things before they happen. The proprietor of a painless dental clinic is cured of dark moods by the recreation of an old monster movie—and a monster! It's all here, including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life. Oh, yes—the Korean boy does get his education in the United States!

  • 03/10/2017 8:00 pm - 03/12/2017 3:00 pm

    By Celeste Raspanti
    Directed by Sandra Assarian

    Performance Dates - March 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, & 24, 25, & 26 , 2017
    All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm.

    From 1942 to 1945, during WWII, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a former military garrison set up as a ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It soon became a station, a stopping-off place, for hundreds of thousands of Jews on their way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When Terezin was liberated in 1945, only about a hundred were still alive. The story of those years at Terezin remains in drawings and poems collected and published in the book, I Never Saw Another Butterfly .

    One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. It is her play and it is theirs. This play is an imaginative creation of her story from documentary materials: poems, diaries, letters, journals, drawings and pictures.

    There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to tolerate and endure the hardships of their lives.

  • 03/17/2017 7:30 pm - 03/19/2017 2:00 pm

    This is a wild, free-flowing comedy that's easy to stage. M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. They can't be dealt with casually, however, because they are also two of the best chest surgeons in South Korea. They decide to wage a campaign to get a young Korean to the United States and entered in a good school. The thread of this effort helps tie together the pileup of comic adventures that pyramid right before the eyes of your astonished and hysterical audience! Hawkeye has a scene with a woman psychiatrist who believes he's been trying to lobster-trap mermaids in a rice paddy! There's a jolly encounter with the baby-talking Bonwit sisters, the worst tap-dancing act the U.S.O. ever sent overseas. A sergeant is selling dumb GIs fishing rights in the Bay of Phum. Radar O'Reilly, a soldier with incredible hearing, anticipates things before they happen. The proprietor of a painless dental clinic is cured of dark moods by the recreation of an old monster movie—and a monster! It's all here, including a little romance mixed in with dramatic moments and a genuine love of life. Oh, yes—the Korean boy does get his education in the United States!

  • 03/17/2017 8:00 pm - 03/19/2017 3:00 pm

    By Celeste Raspanti
    Directed by Sandra Assarian

    Performance Dates - March 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, & 24, 25, & 26 , 2017
    All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm.

    From 1942 to 1945, during WWII, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a former military garrison set up as a ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It soon became a station, a stopping-off place, for hundreds of thousands of Jews on their way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When Terezin was liberated in 1945, only about a hundred were still alive. The story of those years at Terezin remains in drawings and poems collected and published in the book, I Never Saw Another Butterfly .

    One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. It is her play and it is theirs. This play is an imaginative creation of her story from documentary materials: poems, diaries, letters, journals, drawings and pictures.

    There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to tolerate and endure the hardships of their lives.

  • 03/24/2017 8:00 pm - 03/26/2017 3:00 pm

    By Celeste Raspanti
    Directed by Sandra Assarian

    Performance Dates - March 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, & 24, 25, & 26 , 2017
    All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm.

    From 1942 to 1945, during WWII, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a former military garrison set up as a ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It soon became a station, a stopping-off place, for hundreds of thousands of Jews on their way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When Terezin was liberated in 1945, only about a hundred were still alive. The story of those years at Terezin remains in drawings and poems collected and published in the book, I Never Saw Another Butterfly .

    One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. It is her play and it is theirs. This play is an imaginative creation of her story from documentary materials: poems, diaries, letters, journals, drawings and pictures.

    There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to tolerate and endure the hardships of their lives.

  • 03/31/2017 8:00 pm - 04/02/2017 2:00 pm

    The play focuses on the relationship between despondent Arthur Przybyszewski, a former 1960s radical who owns a rundown donut shop in Uptown, Chicago, and Franco, his energetic but troubled young African American assistant who wants to update the establishment with lively music and healthy menu option

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

    The play focuses on the relationship between despondent Arthur Przybyszewski, a former 1960s radical who owns a rundown donut shop in Uptown, Chicago, and Franco, his energetic but troubled young African American assistant who wants to update the establishment with lively music and healthy menu option

  • 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