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November 5, 2010

 

Gaslight Announces 2011 Season

Gaslight Theater has set a 2011 season of frivolity, farce, fear and classic family entertainment. Our usual slate of four shows have been chosen, with a few shake-ups to enhance our traditonal schedule.

New for 2011, all evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. (matinees will remain at 2:00 p.m.). And to kick off the holiday season with a gift for the entire family, our annual musical offering which this year is the classic Cinderella (with an enchanted twist), will be offered in late fall.

In addition to these full-scale productions, watch for information on our Evening of One-Act Plays, coming in April of 2011, and a holiday surprise in December.

February 25, 26, 27 (matinee); March 3, 4, 5

Key For Two

  • by John Chapman & Dave Freeman
  • directed by Richard Bostwick

A frothy farce designed for those who like their theatrical entertainment broad and uncomplicated. Harriet, a divorcee, solves her financial problems by entertaining two married gentlemen callers on different days of the week. The scheme faces collapse when her best friend Anne, whose marriage is tottering, arrives at the flat hotly pursued by her husband. The indescribable confusion builds to a rich complexity of mistaken identity and farcical situations.

May 27, 28, 29 (matinee); June 2, 3, 4

The Importance of Being Earnest

  • by Oscar Wilde
  • directed by Karen LaPlante

First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, the play is a farcical comedy filled with wit and wisdom. Two young men, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff have taken to bending the truth in order to add a dash of excitement to their lives. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits: Jack of his love Gwendolen and Algernon of his belle Cecily. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

August 26, 27, 28 (matinee); September 1, 2, 3

And Then There Were None

  • by Agatha Christie

In this superlative mystery comedy by the acknowledged master of the genre, a nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten indians met his death until there were none. On a remote and isolated island, ten people - 8 invited guests and two servants - find themselves facing their own deaths. One by one, the guests are killed, until.... A classic!

Proposals to direct And Then There Were None are being solicited. If you are interested, please contact us. If you haven't directed for Gaslight before, send along some information about your previous experience.

November 11, 12,13 (matinee); November 17, 18, 19, 20 (matinee)

Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)

  • Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
  • Adapted for the Stage by Tom Briggs
  • From the teleplay by Robert L. Freedman
  • Directed by Deborah Howard, Music Direction by Brad Howard

Familiar to young and old alike - the very definition of "happily ever after"! In Cinderella (Enchanted edition) the timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 and updated in 1997, this version is the ideal early holiday season family event.

Don't miss any of Gaslight's 2011 Season

Download our 2011 brochure to post on your refrigerator (or keep under your pillow). Or visit our online calendar and download those "can't miss" dates to your personal calendar!