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September 1 – 24
Preview: August 31 ($12) Opening September 1
Talkback: September 7
Matinées: September 10, 17 & 24
MR. FOOTE’S OTHER LEG
by Ian Kelly
In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a star in the earliest days of celebrity culture. Adoredby many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press – and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage – from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick – begin to wonder: does fame make you mad? Ian Kelly’s riotously funny play, based on his award-winning biography of Foote, explores our obsession with celebrities, and their rise and fall, through the true story of the Oscar Wilde of the 18th century.
November 3 – 26
Preview: November 2 ($12.00) Opening: November 3
Talkback: November 9
Matinées: November 12, 19, & 26
TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT
by Mark Hayhurst
Germany, 1931. Lawyer Hans Litten is famed for the brilliance with which he defends opponents of the Nazi movement. When he calls Adolf Hitler as the star witness in the trial of a band of murderous Nazi paramilitaries, the politician feels the full force of Litten’s intellect, wit and courage. Two years later, Hans is arrested, held without trial, and tortured, leaving his indomitable mother to confront his captors at enormous personal risk. Taken At Midnight examinesthe life of the celebrated lawyer, his cross-examination of Hitler in court in1931, and his courageous mother’s attempts to secure his release after his arrest by the Nazis in 1933.
January 19 – February 11
Preview: January 18 ($18.00) Opening: January 19
Talkback: January 25
Matinées: January 28, February 4 & 11
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise, and the high priceof success. Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two friends through each milestone (good and bad) of their personal and professional lives. With a brilliant Broadway-style score and the crackling wit, humour, and deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, Merrily We Roll Along is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
is presented through special arrangement with
Music Theatre International (MTI).
All performances materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 www.MTIShows.com
February 16 – March 10
by Barbara Ellison
It is 1990. But while the world is changing, a high school Social Studies department is moribund – that is, until a student teacher arrives. Burdened with debt and desperate for a job, Jo Kolnitsky must negotiate the snakepit, but at a terrible cost.
OPEN HEART THEATRE