Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall
2013-2014 Subscription Season
Purchase now: 2013/14 Theater Subscriber Package
Each Season Subscriber receives:
- One ticket to each of the season’s four plays
- The opportunity to purchase additional tickets for those accompanying you at a discount
- At $80 for one ticket to EACH of the four shows, you save $20 off the nonmember price! That’s four tickets for $1 less than the price of three!
Thanks to you and to new audience members, our houses were notably bigger this year. This is so gratifying! Not only does it mean that we can keep going; it means that the plays themselves are more alive. For the plants to grow, we need sun and rain. We’ll keep watering the crops and you bring the sun, OK? More sun!
The coming season:
Ondine by Jean Giradoux, the diplomat/theater poet who wrote The Madwoman of Chaillot, is a hilarious, bittersweet adult fairy-tale-love-story. Ondine, the princess of the sea, adopted as a mortal child by a peasant couple in the woods, meets a wandering knight, the egotistical Hans von Wittenstein zu Wittenstein. All kinds of wonderful disasters play out to excruciating ends. The play is full of ancient magic and colorful theatricality, laced with plenty of amiable cynicism to keep it real.
Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show by well-known TV writer/comedians Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, is a two-woman comedy that Jeannine Haas and her comedy partner Julie Waggoner have been playing to packed houses, roaring with laughter, all over the area. Dozens of characters in different situations get it all wrong in every conceivable way that only human beings can do and still think they’re living on the same planet. If you need to weep with laughter to soothe your January blues, buy your tickets now!
King Lear will be our winter’s Shakespeare. We were bowled over by your terrific response to Macbeth so we’re giving you more Shakespeare—and Lear’s a big one. A dying father, transferring power to his daughters, collides with submerged hatreds and jealousies all around him that rise to the surface as he weakens. A legion of evils born during his earlier reign threatens to tear apart his sanity. He must resolve them somehow, without the use of power. This production is dedicated to those who have died and all their loved ones.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, from his novel that was widely banned at the time of release during the Depression, is the story of two farm workers, Lennie, a gentle monster and George, his loving caretaker. Steinbeck’s great achievement is that he brings much of the tragic beauty found in Beowulf, The Trojan War or Frankenstein right into our own backyard, to American farms, many of which still survive on migrant farm labor. This was one of the first everyman-hero plays that found its perfect expression in Miller’s Death of a Salesman. We are proud to include the play as part of our ongoing partnership with the Agricultural Stewardship Association.
See you in all kinds of places at the theater!
~ John Hadden, artistic director