Lafayette Theatre Company Mainstage Season

      2022-2023 SEASON SYNOPSIS

      • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

        by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
        Directed by Jeff Sargent
        Performance Dates - September 15-18, 2022:

        Full Length, Comedy
        The Story: Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three to twenty actors. Fast-paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. The cultural touchstone that is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy.


      • Twisted Tales of Poe

        by Philip Grecian. From the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe         
        Directed by Randy Powell
        Performance Dates - October 20-23, 2022:

        Full-length Play, Drama
        Synopsis - Twisted Tales of Poe from Edgar Allen Poe is a staged radio drama of four stories with the actors reading from scripts at three-floor microphones downstage while all sound effects and music are performed live. The prisoners of Leverett Street Jail, Death Warrant Division, await their fates as three of the doomed souls tell their stories, and we enter the mind of a fourth. There are samplings from a Tell Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, and The Black Cat.



      • The Ice Fishing Play

        by Kevin Kling
        Directed by Kelly Finley       
        Performance Dates - January 19 - 22, 2023:

        Full-length Play, Drama 
        The Story: In an ice fishing house on a lake in northern Minnesota, Ron, an ice fisherman extraordinaire, struggles to catch “the big one” only “the big one” doesn’t just mean the biggest fish in the lake. A funny, vibrant exploration of the struggle to connect in a world of blizzards, frozen minnows, memories, and miracles. A glimpse of the secret inner world of that mystical icon, the ice fisherman.



        • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
          Directed by Kelly Finley
          Performance Dates – February 23-26, 2023
          The Story: Two pairs of lovers (one requited, other…it’s complicated...) and a rag-tag group of thespians find themselves lost in the woods right as the fairy kingdom is turned on its head by its quarreling leaders. Nature will never be the same! Lord what fools these mortals be!


        • The Mousetrap

        by Agatha Christie
        Directed by Jack Morman
        Performance Dates - April 20-23, 2023:

        Full-Length Play, Melodrama
        The Story: The world's longest-running play! After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time.

        • Winnie the Pooh and Friends
          Directed by Carol Cain
          Performance Dates – May 11-13, 2023
          The Story: Winnie-the-Pooh is Christopher Robin's little "bear of very little brain" who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, Piglet, and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Enjoy this classic production brought to life by all the Lafayette Theatre Academy elementary students!




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