Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012-2013 Season Announcement


HERE IT IS! 
We are pleased to announce the NC Stage 2012-2013 Season, our 11th Season. 
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MAINSTAGE
R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE
By D.W. Jacobs
R. Buckminster Fullerfrom the life, work, and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller
Starring David Novak
September 12 - October 7, 2012

“Dare to be na├»ve.” Renowned local actor and storyteller David Novak embodies the life and ideas of R. Buckminster Fuller, better known to friends as Bucky.

Engineer, poet, environmentalist, philosopher, inventor of the geodesic dome and a hell of a public speaker, Buckminster Fuller was a 20th Century Renaissance man. This utterly compelling and exhilarating play is part autobiography, part TED talk.

Mainstage: included in all subscription packages.


SPECIAL EVENT
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Starring Charlie Flynn-McIver, Scott Treadway, and Damian Duke Domingue
November 21 - December 16, 2012

If you were an NC Stage patron in 2004, you’ll remember Complete Works as one of the funniest plays we’ve ever done. It’s the only show in our history to sell out every single seat for every single performance.

Whether you know you love or think you loathe Shakespeare, this play is for you. Charlie, Scott, and Damian take you on an irreverent yet surprisingly comprehensive romp through all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays (plus a sonnet or two).

Complete Works is a Special Event, and included in Super FlexPass subscriptions only.


SPECIAL EVENT
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
by Tom Mula
Directed by Andrew Hampton Livingston and starring Michael MacCauley
December 19 - 30, 2012

We know what happens to Scrooge, but what about his old business partner Marley? Is he truly past redemption, or does every person deserve a chance to change, to do better? In this funny  and touching holiday play, see Jacob Marley’s heroic efforts to save Scrooge’s soul – and in the process, save his own.

Jacob Marley is a Special Event, and included in Super FlexPass subscriptions only.
  
MAINSTAGE
The Understudy
By Theresa Rebeck
February 13 - March 10, 2013

This biting comedy tackles the insider world of big-budget Broadway productions, where talent is less important than buzz. Harry is an unknown but hard-working theatre actor, brought in to understudy for a handsome, charismatic movie star. Roxanne, the stage manager with secrets and dreams of her own, does her best to keep the actors on track, but the rehearsal veers nearly out of control between the actors’ bickering, the tricky set, and her own past with one of the actors.

The Understudy is a hilarious comedy about sour grapes, backstage love affairs, and the lure of Hollywood glitz and glitter. Theresa Rebeck built her career as a respected playwright and has gained recent acclaim as the creator of the hit television show “Smash”.

Mainstage: included in all subscription packages.



MAINSTAGE



Shipwrecked!
An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)
by Donald Margulies
Co-produced with Immediate Theatre Project
!!CHANGE of DATES!! - March 27 - April 21, 2013 

Much like the extravagant title itself, this delightful play is full of excess and imagination. Based on historical events (...or is it?), Shipwrecked! tells the story of Louis de Rougemont, a sickly boy who grows up to become one of the most talked-about explorers of the Victorian era. His tales of seafaring adventure, storms and giant squid, lovely women and desert islands made him the toast of London for a time. Shipwrecked! is the rare play that is as captivating for children as it is for adult theatre-goers.

"Springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book...[a ]magical theatrical sleight of hand" – The New York Times

Mainstage: included in all subscription packages.



MAINSTAGE
This
By Melissa James Gibson
May 15 - June 9, 2013

Jane is not fine. Her friends disagree about the best remedy (game nights? red wine? blind dates?) but they all agree: Jane is definitely not fine. This is a wonderfully rich and poignant play about old friends and the pitfalls of looming middle age. Melissa James Gibson won acclaim for her finely drawn characters and scintillatingly funny dialogue.

A “tart, melancholy comedy …the best new play to open Off Broadway this fall.” – The New York Times

Mainstage: included in all subscription packages.



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