MTG is pleased to announce its 2012-2013 season.
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by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Betty Diamond
September 21 - October 6, 2012 in the Evjue Theatre
MTG presents Lettice and Lovage, the hit comedy by Peter Shaffer, author of Amadeus and Equus. Lettice Douffet, a docent at Fustian House, one of England’s most boring historical homes, decides to liven up her tours by inventing wildly theatrical “histories,” thus coming to the attention of Lotte Schoen, an inspector of the Preservation Trust. The meeting of the imaginative Lettice and the seemingly conventional Lotte leads to a most unconventional -- and riotous -- friendship.
Books and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey; Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Jace Nichols; Music Direction by Erin Crabb
November 30 - December 15, 2012 in the Drury Theatre
Next to Normal, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a rock musical that the New York Times called “brave,” “breathtaking,” and “a work of muscular grace and power.” Next to Normal follows a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the wrenching effects her illness has on her family. While this emotionally rigorous show honestly portrays the pain of the mother’s mental illness, it is surprisingly hopeful. The music is vibrantly alive, and the dialogue will make you laugh through your tears.
Auditions will be held in September. Rehearsals will begin in October 2012.
by Athol Fugard
Directed by Suzan Kurry
February 22 - March 9, 2013 in the Drury Theatre
Perhaps the greatest work of Athol Fugard, South African author of Master Harold and the Boys, The Road to Mecca tells the story of Miss Helen, an Afrikaner widow who lives alone in the South African Karoo in the 1970s. Inspired by a vision, she has decorated the walls of her home with broken glass, and filled her garden with her cement sculptures, all facing east towards Mecca. Based on the life of the South African artist, Helen Martins, the play examines the degree to which all artists are “outsider” artists. The Road to Mecca enjoyed a 2012 Broadway revival starring the great Rosemary Harris! Watch for Outsider Art events in conjunction with this play!
by Neil Simon
Directed by LW Hart
March 22 - April 6, 2013 in the Drury Theatre
Four couples are invited to the elite townhouse of the Deputy Mayor of New York and his wife to celebrate the hosts’ tenth anniversary. The first couple arrives only to discover the body of the Deputy Mayor covered in blood, a gun, and a suicide note. It is only a flesh wound, but the Deputy Mayor's wife is missing and so is the cook, and there is no food! What has happened? And how can they keep all this from getting out to the police and, more importantly, the press? Watch as the evening spins out of control in this laugh-out-loud Neil Simon farce. Arguably Neil Simon's funniest play!
by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb
Directed by Casey Grimm
April 19 - May 4, 2013 in the Evjue Theatre
boom is the story of Jules, a grad student in marine biology, and Jo, a journalism student, who meet one Saturday night in Jules’s small underground laboratory on a university campus after Jo answers Jules’s online personal ad offering an encounter that promises “sex to change the course of the world.” Little does Jo know what that promise is really about.