By Philip Muehe
Yesterday afternoon we held our Season Announcement Gala! It was a great success, and was a wonderful time to reconnect with our patrons, and get the hype going for our 2020 Season. As I said in my remarks yesterday, there’s no way we could have have made it this far without the support of patrons just like you. Thank you SO much! I know you’ve clicked on this post for one reason, so without any further ado, I’m excited to let you all know our line-up for next season!
I Ought to Be In Pictures
By Neil Simon
Directed by Adrienne Sweeney
Our season opens with a heartwarming comedy by one of America’s greatest playwrights. Take a road trip with Libby as she heads to LA to become a movie star—and meet the father she never knew in this poignant story about family and second chances.
By Garson Kanin
Directed by Craig Johnson
Next we will bring you a flashy send up of of politics, corruption, and preconceptions. When mobster Eddie Brock schemes to bribe a senator, showgirl Billie Dawn proves she’s not as dumb as she looks. Sparkling wit and plenty of heart will delight you in this classic—yet timely—American comedy.
One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
Things will really heat up in the summer months as we bring you this Tony Award-winning hit. All Francis wants is a good meal. So he gets a job. Then he gets another job. Then things really spin out of control! Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But how long can he keep them apart? Belly laughs abound in this side-splitting farce.
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon
With the changing of the seasons, we are proud to present a play that won both the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Best Play. When a priest’s conduct is called into question, one woman launches an unrelenting search for the truth in this searing drama ripped from the headlines.
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by the Commonweal Theatre Company
Directed by Philip Muehe
A holiday classic returns—in a brand new light! Associate Artistic Director Adrienne Sweeney brings a fresh perspective to the iconic role of Scrooge. Can she change her ways before it’s too late? Told with plenty of wit, charm, and clever theatricality, it’s a stocking stuffer that will delight the entire family!
Exciting, huh?! We are thrilled to bring these 5 fantastic productions to life next year. Now that the season is announced, that means it’s time for Season Passes! They’re now on sale, and there’s an Early Bird Discount that lasts until November 15. So right now, you can get your Season Pass and see all 5 of these shows for only $99! Give our Box Office a call at (800) 657-7025 for more details. We’ll see you at the Commonweal!
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