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The Glass Menagerie – Feb 16 – 25, 2018

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Set in St. Louis during the 1930s, The Glass Menagerie has deep, autobiographical roots buried in Williams’ early life, featuring characters based upon Williams himself, his domineering mother, and his emotionally fragile sister.

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The Little Dog Laughed – April 6 – 8, 2018

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Hollywood thrives on sexual and professional secrecy. In this tabloid age where big stars go on television and jump around like heartsick schoolboys, what we really love is all the gossip!

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EVITA – April 27 – May 6, 2018

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She was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at age thirty-three.

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MACBETH – November 10-19, 2017

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In a mix of witchcraft, prophecy and murder, Macbeth by William Shakespeare dramatizes the damaging effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

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Never The Sinner – October 6-15, 2017

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The 1924 abduction and brutal thrill-killing of a 14-year-old boy by a duo of wealthy college students comes to life in John Logan’s chilling examination of the impulses that drove Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to commit what the Chicago Tribune dubbed “The Crime of the Century!”

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ORPHANS – March 10 – 19, 2017

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Nominated for multiple Tony Awards in 2013, Orphans is a dark, comedic tale of two brothers living an almost feral existence, until they meet a mysterious businessman who befriends them, encourages them, and becomes the father they never had.

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2016 “Take a Seat” Campaign

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Show your support for the Golden West College Theater Arts Department and honor someone special by sponsoring a new theater seat in their name. Make your mark at the Mainstage Theater! Donate $300 and name a brand new seat in the Mainstage Theater.

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

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Set in a tiny village in the lonesome west of Ireland, this wickedly dark comedy tells the tale of a virginal spinster and her manipulative elderly mother. Trapped by circumstance in a country cottage in which mutual loathing is as potent as Irish whiskey, Maureen Folan is in desperate need of a break from the daily grind of caring for Mag.

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The Turn of the Screw – Oct 10-19

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Quills – March 11-20

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18th Century France comes to life in this powerful, passionate, and deliciously provocative comedy by Doug Wright! Set in the notorious Charenton Asylum, the story revolves around the infamous writer, the Marquis de Sade

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Mary Poppins – April 29 – May 8

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Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” musical adventure for the entire family. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

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Waiting For Godot – October 7 – 16, 2016

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Samuel Beckett’s timeless masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, has been called by many one of the most important and enigmatic plays ever written! Though countless theater critics have labored to define and categorize the play, it defies all such attempts. In fact, Beckett himself detested repeated efforts to pigeon-hole his work: “Why people have to complicate a thing so simple I can’t make out!”

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HAIRSPRAY, The Broadway Musical – April 28 – May 7, 2017

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Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical event piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.

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Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead – April 7 – 9, 2017

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Good Grief! When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace.

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The Shape Of Things – October 28 – 30, 2016

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Can we forgive transgressions committed in the name of love? Of art? How far is too far? Neil Labute’s provocative play, The Shape of Things explores the dark undercurrents swarming below the surface of human interaction. What begins as a romantic, idealized ‘boy meets girl’ story ultimately evolves into a chilling exploration of human nature at its most sociopathic and destructive.

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A Piece Of My Heart – November 11-20, 2016

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A Piece of My Heart is a powerful work that explores the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history. It is the true story of six courageous American women sent to serve in Vietnam in the late 1960’s and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and the nation that shunned them.

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Love, Loss and What I Wore – Feb 12-14

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Love, Loss and What I Wore is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory that covers all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.

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Boeing-Boeing – Nov 13-22

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It’s the 1960s and swinging playboy Bernard juggles three fiancées -- each one a beautiful flight attendant -- who are all engaged to him without knowing about each other.

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The Beauty Queen of Leenane – Oct 9-18

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Set in a tiny village in the lonesome west of Ireland, this wickedly dark comedy tells the tale of a virginal spinster and her manipulative elderly mother. Trapped by circumstance in a country cottage in which mutual loathing is as potent as Irish whiskey, Maureen Folan is in desperate need of a break from the daily grind of caring for Mag.

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George Orwell’s 1984 – October 11-20, 2013

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George Orwell’s chilling prophecy of a totalitarian future comes to life in this riveting new stage adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan. Directed by Tom Amen.

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Yankee Tavern – March 6-15, 2015

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This startling, thought-provoking drama by Steven Dietz is sure to leave audiences questioning everything they know, or think they know!

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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT – May 1-10, 2015

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Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT is a musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail."

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Romeo and Juliet – November 14-23, 2014

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Chance. Time. Fate. Passion. Life. Love. In a contemporary and excitingly unconventional interpretation, the perfect poetry of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet reveals the magnificent romance and ultimate tragedy of star-crossed love.

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I Love A Piano – June 21, 2014

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I LOVE A PIANO is the celebration of the music and lyrics of Irving Berlin. It follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn-of-the-century to the present. Most people have known and have had some kind of a relationship with a piano in their lifetime.

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Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS – November 15 – 24, 2013

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“May your days be merry and bright; and may all your Christmases be white.” Based on one of the best Christmas movies ever, WHITE CHRISTMAS features seventeen Irving Berlin songs including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, Count Your Blessings, Sisters and the classic holiday favorite and most-recorded tune in history, White Christmas.

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