October 5, 6, 7 | October 12, 13, 14 | October 19, 20, 21
“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller is a gripping play of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre. The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic, soul-searching revelations of his life we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him.
A Christmas Story
December 6, 8, 9 | December 14, 15, 16
For the eleventh consecutive season, the popular holiday classic “A Christmas Story” portrays the riotous trials and travails of young Ralphie Parker on his quest for the one thing he wants for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. His requests keep getting reproved with a “you’ll shoot your eye out” by his parents, teacher, and even Santa Claus so he’s not real sure he’s going to get it. On top of that, his skirmishes with his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus leave him wondering if he’ll ever make it to Christmas at all. (Not included with the Season Ticket price.)
A Delicate Balance
February 8, 9, 10 | February 15, 16, 17 | February 22, 23, 24
“A Delicate Balance”, written by by Edward Albee, is a powerful Pulitzer Prize winning drama that examines the doubt and recrimination that erupts when a wealthy couple, Agnes and Tobias, have their complacent lives with Agnes’ live-in, alcoholic sister, Claire, upset by the arrival of longtime friends, Harry and Edna, seeking refuge because some nameless terror has driven them from their home, and then by the arrival of their daughter, Julia, whose fourth marriage has just collapsed.
Read George Basler’s insightful review of “A Delicate Balance” at the “Broome Arts Mirror,” the Broome County Arts Council’s blog.
The Miracle Worker
April 5, 6, 7 | April 12, 13, 14 | April 19, 20, 21
“The Miracle Worker” is an emotionally charged classic drama based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life, that tells the story of the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher, Annie Sullivan, and her charge, the blind and mute Helen Keller who is trapped in a secret and silent world. Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.
May 31, June 1, 2 | June 7, 8, 9 | June 13, 15, 16
“Avenue Q”, with book by Jeff Whitty and music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, is a zany musical comedy that uses puppets alongside human actors to tell the story of a recent college grad, named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. In this adult-themed spoof on Sesame Street, Princeton soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Princeton and his friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.