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1999/2000 Season

MACBETH

Directed by Anne Justine D' Zmura.

In 1999/2000, The Acting Company presented Macbeth, the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies. Combining swift action and soaring poetry, we follow one man’s rash power-play for the crown. Ambition infects Macbeth’s brain like a virus upon more

THE RIVALS

Directed by Nicholas Martin.

It’s 1775 and the fashionable world descends on Bath, to show off its finery, take the waters, enjoy the gossip and pursue romance. Amongst them are some of the most extraordinary comic characters: the verbally misguided Mrs Malaprop; her absurdly romantic niece, more

1998/99 Season

TWELFTH NIGHT

Directed by Penny Metropulos.

Twelfth Night was first presented at a feast on Candlemas day in 1602. This Shakespearean high comedy of romance and mistaken identity provides a joyous evening of theatre. The play deals with Orsino, Duke of Illyria, who is deeply in love with the Countess more

TARTUFFE

Directed by Mark Ax.

First written in 1664, Tartuffe by Moliere, with adaptation by Richard Wilbur, is a satire in which Tartuffe, a knave, has worked his way into the confidence and affection of Orgon, a rich bourgeois with two grown daughters by his first marriage and a more

1997/98 Season

ROMEO AND JULIET

Directed by James Bundy.

One of Shakespeare's earliest plays, Romeo and Juliet is a tender love story set against the violent background of quarreling houses of Montague and Capulet, whose antagonisms are resolved only with the deaths of a son and daughter. Set in Verona in more

LOVE'S FIRE

Loves Fire: Fresh Numbers by Seven American Playwrights An evening of plays and music inspired by Shakespeare's sonnets:

Bitter Sauce by Eric Bogosian Hydraulics Phat Like Mean by Ntozake Shange 140 by Marsha Norman Terminating, or Lass Meine Schmertzen Nicht Verloren Sein, of Ambivalence by Tony more

1996/97 Season

AS YOU LIKE IT

Directed by Liviu Ciulei.

At its core, As You Like It presents us with the respective worldviews of Jacques, a chronically melancholy pessimist pre-occupied with the negative aspects of life and Rosalind, the play's heroine, who recognizes life's difficulties but holds fast to a positive more

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Directed by Gregory S. Hurst.

One of the most famous plays of the twentieth century, The Glass Menagerie established Tennessee Williams as an important voice in the contemporary American theater. A poetic “memory play” drawn from the playwright’s own painful experience as a more

MUD, RIVER, STONE

Directed by Seret Scott.

Mud, River, Stone tells the story of an African-American couple vacationing in Africa who take a turn off a main highway to find themselves stranded in a remote village. It is the beginning of the rainy season and the couple is forced to more

1995/96 Season

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Directed by Gerald Freedman (Alumni Ensemble Production)

Richard Sheridan's timeless comedy of manners is really three plays in one, the union of three comic styles - satirical, situational and sentimental - into one coherent and hilarious masterpiece. There is on one side, the "Shool" of the more

KING HENRY V

Directed by Mary Lou Rosato, King Henry V tells the story of the heroic English king who unites hi fractured country through the conquest of France. From his comraderie woth the colorful characters found in the tavern at Eastcheap to his ceimation of the French troops on the bloody more

ARMS AND THE MAN

Directed by Mark Rucker.

Arms and the Man is one of Shaw’s most popular plays. Though it was written in 1894, its theme is highly contemporary. A gentle but firm satire, Arms and the Man lampoons romantic notions of love and war.

The play more

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