Wonder of the World
October 25, 26, & 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
By David Lindsay-Abaire
When Cass discovers the dirty little secret in her husband’s sweater drawer, she flees to the honeymoon capital of the world in search of a life she thinks she missed out on. As Dramatists Play Service describes the play, “it’s a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter, all of which pushes her perilously close to the water’s edge.” For mature audiences.
Night of One-Acts
January 24, 25 & 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.Wean Theater
Join the Blair Academy Players for an evening of one-act plays performed in the “black box” theater. Please check the Blair website for details in mid-January 2013.
February 14, 15, & 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle; based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Now one of the most-performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and Jojo, a little boy with a big imagination. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The Cat in the Hat narrates the weaving of several of Seuss’ “greatest hits” that illustrate the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community. Seussical is fun for the whole family!
May 9 & 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m.; May 12, 2013, 2 p.m.
By Thornton Wilder
Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Thornton Wilder's classic follows the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the audience learns about the Webb and Gibbs families as their children follow where life's path leads them. Of Our Town, the New York Times said: "Thornton Wilder's masterpiece...[is] an immortal tale of small town morality [and]...a classic of soft spoken theater."
May 16, 17, & 18, 7:30 p.m.
Robert J. Evans Open Air Theater
By Mary Zimmerman; based on Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of the work of Homer
This dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey. A classical muse appears, and the young woman becomes the goddess Athena—a tireless advocate for Odysseus in his 10-year struggle to get home. The playwright of earlier Academy Player productions Metamorphoses and The Arabian Nights, Zimmerman brings her trademark irreverent wit and brilliant theatricality to the story of Odysseus's decade-long journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens and the suitors.