2000-2001

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
By C.G. Bond
Directed by Marc Geller
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“…As grand a scare as a speedy roller coaster or a devilishly clever haunted house, and just as much fun, too.”
nytheatre.com

“I was too busy being horrified and heartbroken by a truly scary tale well told.”
theatremania.com
 
 
CAPTAINS AND COURAGE
By Israel Horovitz
Directed by Michael Cecchi
Choreographed by Lori Russo
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A retelling of Kipling’s tale Captains Courageous with a contemporary twist. Manny Shimma, a sixteen-year-old homeless wiseguy, in trouble with the law, finds himself hiding out on a tiny fishing boat, the “Sylvie the 2nd,” captained by Ben Cheyne, Harvey Cheyne’s great-great-great grandson, with a single crewman, Roland Troop, Disko Troop’s great-great-great grandson. Aboard the “Sylvie the 2nd,” Manny, too, learns about hard work, courage, and life.
 
 
BARKING SHARKS
By Israel Horovitz
Directed by Terry Schreiber

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This startling town and country drama is built around the son of a Gloucester fisherman who finds himself, at age forty, living in New York City where he runs a hip ad agency in Tribeca. He dreams of his roots: of being a fisherman in the waters off Massachusetts. When he does follow his dream back to Gloucester, he brings havoc into the lives of friends and family.
 
 
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by John Guare
Directed by Charles P. Armesto
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No subject is left untouched in this comic, fast-paced and affecting piece. The title refers to a statistical theory which states that any two people in the world can be connected through only six other people. The play is an examination of the threads of chance that link one person to another.
 
 
THE LAST SORTIE
by George Rattner
Directed by Jill André

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Set in the Officers’ Club of the 463rd Bomb Group in Southern Italy.  It travels in time from the last mission in the spring of 1944 to a reunion in spring of 1985.  For all their banding together in war, the reunion turns ugly and, after the opening jocularity, is filled with a lot of repressed feelings and anguish that were never expressed at the time of their last mission.
 
 
THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Mary Boyer
May 30 – June 24th
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The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about a young woman’s coming of age during the social and political activist 60’s into the success-oriented 80’s.

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