Dance Marathons and Desperation, Unions and Heroism,
Satire, Show Business Intrigue and a Scary Nun: The TACT
2011-2012 Season Has Something for Everyone!
The Country Girl by Clifford
No American playwright wrote better
dialogue than Clifford Odets, and this crackling, complex
drama about a troubled marriage complicated by the
rollercoaster stresses of show business is one of his
finest efforts, as well as one of the great American plays
of the era.
Directed by Steven Scott Mazzola
September 9–October 8,
Little Murders by Jules
A mordant comedy produced at the peak
of Sixties insanity by political and social
satirist/cartoonist Jules Feiffer,
is about a strange and dysfunctional family whose travails
expose the illogical, frightening and hilarious nooks and
crannies of the American psyche.
Directed by Ellen Dempsey.
January 13–February 11,
On the Waterfront by Budd Schulberg
with Stan Silverman
The stage version of Schulbergs
screenplay for the 1954 movie classic about union violence
and corruption on the New York docks. There are many
differences from the film that won 8 Academy awards, but
all the vivid characters, speeches and drama remain, with
some surprises in store for fans of Elia Kazans
Directed by Kathleen Akerley.
March 30–April 28, 2012
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You by
Helen Hayes-honored director Joe Banno
makes his American Century Theater stage debut with
playwright Christopher Durangs first TACT appearance, a
hard-nosed comedy that takes on religion, dogma, and the
Catholic Church. The play stars celebrated DC actress Cam
McGee as the formidable Sister Mary. Nunsense this is
Directed by Joe Banno.
June 8–July 7, 2012
Marathon 33 by June Havoc
You will find yourself transported back
to the 30s of the Great Depression, a spectator at a
dance marathon, as exhausted and jobless competitors
literally dance for their lives. This was the acclaimed
experimental play by actress/singer/dancer June Havoc, the
real life Baby June of Gypsy, recreating her harrowing
years as a marathon dancer. This theatrical tour de force
combines music, dance, history and desperation in one of
TACTs most ambitious productions.
Directed by TACT Artistic Director
Jack Marshall; Musical direction by Thomas Fuller.
July 27–August 25, 2012
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