The Theatre Company
Announcing 2013-2014 Season
- EDGES – December 12-21, 2013
- THE SUNSET LIMITED – February 6-15, 2014
- THE BAKERS WIFE – April 3-12, 2014
December 12-21, 2013
An exciting new show about four burgeoning adults coming of age asking classic coming-of-age questions of growth and self-discovery. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul--2007 Jonathan Larson Award Recipients. This contemporary song cycle carries an honest voice advocating introspection while maintaining wit and charm. The songs cover such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships. Its most famous song, "Be My Friend", has come to be commonly known as the "Facebook song.
February 6-15, 2014
On a subway platform in New York City, an ex-con from the South saves the life of an intellectual atheist who wasn't looking for salvation. Now, the reformed murderer-turned-savior ventures to offer salvation of another kind, bringing the failed suicide victim back to his Harlem apartment for an articulate and moving debate about truth, fiction and belief. The two men are named Black and White, as indeed they are. White is disillusioned and disenchanted by the modern world. Black had an epiphany after a nasty knife fight in the penitentiary and discovered a faith that he now wants to share with others, or at least with White. Black begins in control, but it quickly becomes clear that the nonbeliever is much more secure in his convictions than the believer. And when White goes on the attack, his nihilism steamrolls his opponent. Is Black a guardian angel or just a sinner looking for redemption? Was White really saved, or is he stuck in a kind of purgatory?
April 3-12, 2014
This beautiful musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) about bickering residents of a rural village in Provence, France who have been without a baker for seven weeks. They finally find peace and contentment in the new baker, Aimable, and his attractive young wife, Genevieve. However, when Genevieve is lured away by a handsome young gigolo, the middle-aged baker loses all zest for life and baking. When he refuses to bake, the villagers must work as a team to bring Aimable and Genevieve back together.