One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
October 1, 2, 3 | October 8, 9, 10 | October 15, 16, 17
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was written by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey. It portrays the exploits of charming rogue McMurphy, who accepts a stay in a mental institution rather than prison. You’ll laugh and cheer as he clashes with the head nurse and accomplishes what the doctors have been unable to do for twelve years. You’ll be touched when he makes a presumed deaf and dumb man talk and pulls other inmates out of their introversion. And you may cry when you see what happens to him for arranging a party complete with liquor and ladies.
A Christmas Story
December 4, 5 | December 10, 11, 12
For the ninth 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.
Listen to the WSKG Radio Interview with cast members Todd Smith and Jamie Cornell.
February 11, 12, 13 | February 18, 19, 20
“ART”, written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, is the winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. It asks the question, “What it Art?”, and reveals the humorous and moving reactions of Serge’s two best friends, Marc and Ivan, when he invests in a large painting that is all white with white diagonal lines. The resulting banter is funny, stylish and stimulating, and according to Newsweek, “‘ART’ sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen.”
April 8, 9, 10 | April 15, 16, 17
“Master Class” is a play by Terrence McNally, with incidental music by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Vincenzo Bellini. It portrays diva Maria Callas as a glamorous, domineering and sharp-tongued teacher of a voice master class. She’s also surprisingly funny in her unabashed musings about her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. Mesmerizing theater.
Listen to WSKG radio interview with “Master Class” Director Jim Osborne and actress/singer Maria Aimoniotis.
Little Shop of Horrors
May 27, 28, 29 | June 3, 4, 5 | June 10, 11, 12
“Little Shop of Horrors” is an affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies that has become a household name thanks to the music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman. A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a craving for fresh blood. Soon ‘Audrey II’ grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!