Greetings fellow theatre lovers! I hope you all had a great Summer.
Here is just a little something to whet your appetite:
The Summit Playhouse's 95th Season!
THE BEST MAN is a 1960 play set around the presidential convention in Philadelphia in the summer of that year. An ethical man runs for the nomination against an “unscrupulous” man and a liberal, likable, forceful and humorous candidate. “A sophisticated, elegant, damnably entertaining play!”-The New Yorker. “THE BEST MAN is a winner! Extraordinarily fresh, witty, sharp and relevant.”-NY Daily News.
THE BEST MAN is running at the Summit Playhouse October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28 and November 2, 3. Written by Gore Vidal and Directed by Frank Licato. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under). For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 800-838-3006.
The Best Man is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, INC. (Dramatists). All authorized production materials are also supplied be Dramatists (www.dramatists.com).
GOD OF CARNAGE after two 11 year olds get involved in a squabble, the parents of both children meet to discuss the matter. As the evening goes on, the meeting degenerates into the four getting into irrational arguments, causing the discussion to drift far afield. “...delivers the cathartic release of watching other people’s marriages go boom. A study in the tension between a civilized surface and savage instinct, this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment.”-NY Times. “Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It’s Reza’s best work since ‘Art’.”-Variety.
GOD OF CARNAGE is running at the Summit Playhouse February 22, 23, 28 and March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9. Written by Yasmina Reza and Directed by Chase Newhart. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (18 and under). For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 800-838-3006.
God of Carnage is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, INC. (Dramatists). All authorized production materials are also supplied be Dramatists (www.dramatists.com).
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE a hilarious tale of overachiever’s angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is running at the Summit Playhouse April 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11. Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Scheinkin. Directed by Brian Swasey with Musical Direction by Jeffrey Campos. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students (18 and under). For tickets: visit www.summitplayhouse.org/tickets, or call 800-838-3006.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is being produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized production materials are also supplied by MTI (www.mtishows.com).
About the Summit Playhouse
Since its founding in 1918, the Summit Playhouse has produced over 300 productions, making it one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the United States. The historic institution is devoted to maintaining the practice of theatre arts and encouraging those interested in all aspects of the performing arts and its operations. The Playhouse presents three shows a year: a Fall show in October and November, a Winter show in February and March, and a Spring show in April and May. During the Summer, Kaleidoscope theater for youth, presents a production for - and with! - students. The Playhouse is located off Springfield Avenue, just west of the Summit business district. The Playhouse’s original stone structure was constructed in 1891 and housed Summit’s first library.
As always, for more information, please visit www.summitplayhouse.org
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