A whimsical retelling of The Princess and the Pea with song and dance. In this version, our princess is the clumsy but lovable Fred (short for Winifred). Fred was the role that first made Carol Burnett famous on Broadway. In 2004, Disney produced a new version where Carol was the mean Queen. This musical is perfect for a family outing.
- Written By: Richard Nelson
A bitter comedy about the inner office politics during a college English department’s annual "spring break study abroad trip", the course work includes viewing 28 plays in just three and a half weeks, plenty of double dealings, disloyalty and reckless accusations.
The London production of this show received an Olivier Award nomination for Comedy of the Year (1989) and in New York it won the Drama Desk Award for best play (1990). It is the kind of show that strives to inspire both laughter and thought..
- Written By: Norma Hill
Directed by Norma Hill
George Burns and Gracie Allen are back just in time for the presidential elections, and who better to run for president of the United States but Gracie. In the tradition of the old Burns & Allen TV show George and Gracie take the audience on a laughter filled, family friendly poke at politics. Gracie's illogical logic will have everyone changing their ballots. Remember, a vote for Gracie is a vote for fun. Rated "G" for Gracie.
- Written By: David Harrower
Written by David Harrower
Directed by Devan McCoy
In a strange pre-industrial landscape, a love triangle emerges between a young woman, her ploughman husband and the hated village miller. As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things leads her to understand the world and her place in it.
“Harrower's play is a marvelous, mysterious thing: a drama of real passion written in a stark, puritan style.”
-The Guardian, UK
“It has an erotic tug and tow, too, drawing on both the body and the imagination as sites of unlimited sensuous wealth”
-The Guardian, UK
On Saturday, October 20th, HART Theatre is presenting a Playwright’s Showcase, taking a unique look at the creative process which takes a playwright’s work from page to stage with readings from previously unproduced plays or works in progress.
We are asking local playwrights to submit scenes no longer than 15 minutes and the best of these will be chosen to present as staged readings in an evening that encourages a dialog between playwright and audience members. But we need YOU to come and share your thoughts and opinions.
This evening of entertainment will begin at 7:30 PM. Six actors will read the scene(s), followed by a discussion of what has just been presented. There will be two readings and Q&A sessions, an intermission (yes, there will be warm cookies!), followed by two more readings and Q&A sessions and a lively discussion where you tell us what worked for you, and what didn't! Bring your inner director, be prepared to critique (kindly, of course), and don't forget your imagination!
Tickets are $5.00 each and will be available online, at the box office, or call the office to reserve your seats.
Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Butch Vandehey
The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen's most talented students. Featuring all new songs including Twelve Days Prior to Christmas, Santa Ain't Comin' to Our House, We Three Kings of Orient Are Us and It's Better to Give than to Receive, this show is filled with typical NUNSENSE humor, some of your favorite carols, and a "Secret Santa" audience participation. We're certain this NUNSENSE Christmas Show will make you laugh, and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It's the perfect way to insure that your holiday season is merry and bright!
- Written By: William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Roder
The passion of young love. Springtime flowers. Magic spells and fairy kingdoms. These are the elements brought together in Shakespeare’s fantasy world, where King Oberon, Queen Titania, the mischievous Puck, and the lovers Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia and Helena play out their “fond pageant”, accompanied by the comedic antics of the Athenian players, or “rude mechanicals”. An original adaptation and music bring a fresh approach to the timeless classic, sure to charm and enchant audiences both young and old.
- Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Dan Kroon
A funny and well crafted comedy that juggles time and environment to present the lives and loves, passion and panic of three married couples. With love and laughter, meals and mayhem, you'll be entertained as London's West-end audiences were for more than 30 years. Like Ayckbourn's other comedies, it is about the interaction of sex and social class in modern English society.
- Written By: Kim Sandstrom
HART is excited to announce the world premiere of Damselfly: The Diana Brookins Story.
NOTE: This production is not a part of our 2011-2012 season, and as such is not included in the season ticket package. This show is a supplement to our regular season.
There will be no perrformance of Damselfly on Friday, August 3.
- Written By: Peter Schaffer
by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Molly McDevitt
Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play, the Academy Award for Best Film, and triumphant in recent revivals in the West End and on Broadway, this provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius.