march 22–april 27
THE LIFE OF GALILEO
by Bertolt Brecht
translated by david hare
directed by bruce coughran
Arguably Brecht’s greatest play, The Life of Galileo beautifully captures a brilliant discovery that changed the world. Armed with a telescope and a questioning mind, Galileo incites a war between reason and faith that challenges his own integrity. In a translation by English playwright David Hare, this play is a spellbinding lesson in the consequences of genius.
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may 31–july 6
CLOSER THAN EVER
music by david shire;
lyrics by richard maltby, jr.;
directed by peter budinger & DC scarpelli
music DIRECTion BY Pat King
august 23–september 28
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE*
by martin mcdonagh;
directed by john maio
*this play is not suitable for family audiences.
An Irish revolutionary’s fuse is lit by the sudden death of his beloved pet. This brutal and bloody, shocking and horrifying, and ultimately hysterical comedy by bad-boy McDonagh—perhaps today’s most exciting writer—is a commentary on the violence of our world. You’ll hate it. Until you love it!
november 1–december 7
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD**
by robert & willie reale;
directed by marti baer
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY PAT KING
**this play is PERFECT for families!
The well-loved characters of Arnold Lobel’s children’s stories come to life in this charming and whimsical family musical about happy-go-lucky Frog and issue-ridden Toad and their great friendship that weathers four fun-filled seasons… a delightful way to end the year!
two exciting offerings from The Masquers Playhouse Envision Series:
The Cripple Of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
…AND ONE MORE THING
After the success of last year’s delightful concert version of Kiss Me, Kate, Masquers is pleased to announce the inaugural season of THE MASQUERS SONGBOOK, a yearly benefit concert featuring musicals that don’t fit into our regular season. As a subscriber, you’ll be among the first to hear about these exciting, new events. Order now!
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