Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 Season at the Women’s Theater Company!
SPIN, by Robert William Sherwood
October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 2016
A story of politics, this play concerns a ruthless American primary campaign, a vicious rumor involving the candidate’s wife, and a deranged campaign manager who has a single afternoon to determine what the story is, whether it is true, and what he is going to do about it.
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, by Joan Bogart & Eric Rockwell
March 24, 25, 26, 31 | April 1, 2, 2017
A musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an Ingenue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version,; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company’s 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.
ALMOST MAINE, by John Cariani
May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2017
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.