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Gaslight Announces 2012 Season

As the final production of 2011 nears its opening night (Cinderella, Enchanted Edition, don't miss it!), Gaslight is pleased to announce our 2012 season. A blend of modern and classic, farce and drama, these selections will all feature strong ensemble casts, the hallmark of great community theater.

In addition to these full-scale productions, watch for information on our Evening of One-Act Plays, coming in April of 2012.

March 2, 3, 4 (matinee), 8, 9 and 10:

Circle Mirror Transformation

  • by Annie Baker.
  • directed by Richard Bostwick

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. 2010 Obie Award Winner, Best Play. (Auditions are scheduled for December 27 and 28, 2011).

May 18, 19, 20 (matinee), 24, 25 and 26:

The 39 Steps

  • adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchan
  • directed by Lynette Miller

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances (a cast of over a hundred is played by only 4 actors) and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure. 2008 Tony Award Nominee, Best Play.

August 30 and 31, September 1, 7, 8 and 9 (matinee):

Fox on the Fairway

  • by Ken Ludwig
  • directed by Linda Duarte

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics.

November 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 (matinee):

Murder on the Nile

  • by Agatha Christie
  • directed by Deborah Howard

Gaslight Theater returns to the mistress of mystery for another classic who-done-it in Murder on the Nile. Take a pair of newlyweds, a jilted lover, an ill-tempered British aristocrat and her maid, a surly German, and few others, add a murder, stir well, and you have Murder on the Nile. Based on the book featuring Hercule Poirot, the stage version presents a different take on the art of detection.