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2008 - 2009 Season


NOVEMBER   by David Mamet

October 18 - November 16, 2008     Southeastern Premiere

Set in the Oval Office just days before a presidential election, this hilarious new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Mamet ~ which just closed on Broadway ~ involves civil marriages, gambling casinos, lesbians, American Indians, presidential libraries, questionable pardons and campaign contributions.

"A laugh machine! The audience provides a wall-to-wall laugh track!"
- New York Times

  NOVEMBER by David Mamet
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music by Joshua Schmidt ~ libretto by Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt
based on the play The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice

December 27 - January 25, 2009     Southeastern Premiere

Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, this Award-Winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice's incendiary 1923 play tells the story of Mr. Zero who, after 25 years of service to his company, is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. A satiric view of capitalism that bears comparison with our own unsettled economy today.

"A brilliant musical that gets under your skin and stays there! Uncompromising and remarkable!"
- New York Times

  ADDING MACHINE music by Joshua Schmidt ~ libretto by Jason Loewith & Joshua Schmidt
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DEFIANCE   by John Patrick Shanley

February 21 - March 22, 2009     Southeastern Premiere

On a US Marine Corps base in 1971, two officers ~ one black and one white ~ are on a collision course over race, women and the high cost of doing the right thing. This riveting new work by the author of the Tony Award-winning Doubt is about power love and responsibility ~ who has it, who wants it, who deserves it.

"Ambitious tale of race relations & the military mindset, filled with provocative questions"
- New York Times

  DEFIANCE by John Patrick Shanley
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NO CHILD   by Nilaja Sun

April 18 - May 17, 2009     Southeastern Premiere

Friday, Saturday 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Shines a light on the struggles - and miracles - of America's public schools. The actor transforms herself into an entire classroom of children, their teachers, their parents, the principal, the janitor and even the security guard with a metal detector at the front door. A master class on heartbreak and humor - which proves that one passionate person can still make a difference.

"Astounding! An object lesson in what should not be missing from any life curriculum: HOPE!"
- New Yorker

  NO CHILD by Nilaja Sun
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THE NEW CENTURY   by Paul Rudnick

June 20 - July 19, 2009     Southeastern Premiere

This riotous comedy, which was produced at Lincoln Center last season, revolves around a Jewish mother from Long Island, a flamboyant resident from Palm Beach and a Midwest craftswoman visiting New York for the first time. These delicious, distraught characters collide under surprising circumstances, as we discover just where our new century might by heading.

"If Leno and Letterman regularly scored this ratio of hits to quips, much of America would be hospitalized with late-night laughter burn!"
- New York Times

  THE NEW CENTURY by Paul Rudnick
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SPEED-THE-PLOW   by David Mamet

August 15 - September 13, 2009

Two greedy Hollywood executives are set to pitch a can't-lose deal to the studio boss when an unlikely obstacle, in the form of a seductive temp secretary, creates unexpected complications. Revived to great acclaim on Broadway in 2008, this hilarious, acid-etched satire depicts Hollywood as a culture as corrupt as the society it claims to reflect.

"A world-class roller coaster ride! Pursues its corkscrew course at such velocity that your instinct is to check yourself for whiplash!"
- Ben Brantley, New York Times

  SPEED-THE-PLOW by David Mamet
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All plays and dates subject to change.

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