King John

The Life and Death of King John was probably written in the 1590s but not published until the First Folio in 1623. Of Shakespeare’s 11 history plays, King John is the one which deals with the story of a monarch most removed from Shakespeare’s time. The historical remoteness of this ruler, and also the fact…

Anna Christie

Will the unlikely romance between the rough and tumble stoker, Mat Burke, and Anna Christopherson, the world-weary daughter of the captain of a coal barge, survive? Set in 1910, the timeless question of, “How does love make us grow?” is pondered. This American classic, Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill, is a play in four acts…

The Forever Pill

When Drake is told that his beloved wife does not have long to live, he clutches at straws for anything that will prolong her life. A mysterious stranger offers him a cure for his wife’s illness that appears to be remarkably effective – but, like many miracles, it comes at a cost. Cast: Drake –…

Hippolytus

Hippolytus, bastard son of Theseus and the Amazon Hippolyta, has sworn chaste allegiance to the goddess Artemis, thus severely offending the goddess Aphrodite by failing to revere her. Aphrodite swears revenge and promises that he will die before the day is done, taking with him Queen Phaedra, wife of Theseus. Aphrodite sickens Phaedra with uncontrollable…

Alice in Wonderland

Join seven-year-old Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole to have an adventure in Wonderland, in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel beloved by children and adults alike. Alice encounters many strange and curious creatures in Wonderland, including the anxious White Rabbit, the rather unhelpful Caterpillar, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and his guests…

Mrs. Dot

A rich widow finds that the man she wishes to marry is already engaged. He has just suddenly become a peer and cannot, he thinks, break his promise. Mrs. Worthey (Mrs. Dot) – Leanne Yau; Freddie Perkins – Richard Andrews; Miss Eliza MacGregor – PJ Morgan; Gerald Halstane – Chris Marcellus; James Blenkinsop – David…

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, and takes place over the course of 24 hours. Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde’s dramatic…

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is Wilde’s most famous and oft-produced play. First performed in 1895, and subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”, it shows Wilde at his satirical and scathingly witty best. It follows the misadventures of Algy and Jack as they attempt to woo and wed Cecily and Gwendolen under the assumed…