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Rumors by Neil Simon… Opens May 23, Closes June 4
Brief Synopsis: Ken Gorman and his wife, Chris Gorman are attending the 10th anniversary party of Charlie Brock, the Deputy Mayor of New York, and his wife, Myra. Unfortunately, things are not going quite to plan. All the kitchen staff is gone, Myra is missing, and Charlie has shot himself in the head. Let the farce begin!
The Importance of Being Earnest, Sterling Sax adaption of Oscar Wilde’s Classic… Opens June 20, Closes June 30
Brief Synopsis: The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, who create alter egos named “Ernest” to escape their tiresome lives. As the farce unfolds, we learn that Jack is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax, Algernon’s cousin. Gwendolen’s mother, Lady Bracknell, refuses to consent to Jack’s bid to marry Gwendolen. The parentless Algernon confronts Jack about his secret life, forcing him to come clean, demanding to know more about his affairs, and especially Jack’s 18-year old ward, Cecily. Along the hilarious way, Jack discovers he wasn’t born a hand-bag afterall. Got it? You will!
Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig… Opens July 18, Closes July 28
Brief Synopsis: It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, “Il Stupendo,” is to perform his greatest role, Othello, at the ten-year anniversary gala season opener. Henry Saunders, the opera’s executive director, has high hopes that Merelli’s performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map. However, at the final dress rehearsal of Othello, Merelli is nowhere to be found, Saunders is in a panic, and, along with his assistant Max and friend, the scramble to figure out what to do begins!
Funny Money by Ray Cooney… Opens August 15, Closes August 25
Brief Synopsis: Henry A. Perkins, a mild-mannered C.P.A, accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona while his wife Jean prepares for Henry’s birthday party. In no time at all, the party guests, cab drivers, and a variety of police arrive. What could go wrong?
The Love List…by Norm Foster… Opens September 4, Closes September 14
Brief Synopsis: Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top ten best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly “Ideal Woman” actually arrives on the scene the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions.
Arthur and Merlin: A New Musical… by Jerry Sawyer… Open September 25, Closes October 6
Brief Synopsis: World premiere of the classic tale of love and adventure as told through Arthur and Merlin – a musical fitting for the ages!