The Who's TOMMY at Island ETC

March 4th through April 2nd, 2016

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) continues its 13th season with the explosive rock and roll musical The Who’s TOMMY. This hit musical, winner of five Tony Awards, is based on The Who’s iconic 1969 concept album written by guitarist Pete Townshend. The double album TOMMY told an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The telling of a full story on an album became known as a rock opera and influenced many later classic albums and eventually musicals.

In 1993, Des Anuff and Pete Townshend created the stage version of this now famous story about a young boy (Tommy) who witnesses a terrible event that leaves him ‘blind, deaf, and dumb.’ His fortunes change when he discovers a pinball machine. Led by an inner vision, Tommy becomes a worldwide sensation as “The Pinball Wizard.”
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'The Duck Variations' by David Mamet

The Duck Variations
by David Mamet
Gets An Update at Frenetic Theater
Classic Play Runs March 11-26, 2016

The Duck Variations by David Mamet dramatizes the old adage that people who talk with the most authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Two women discuss the ways of ducks, making observations about life that are profoundly hilarious.
The play is traditionally written for 2 men, but Firecracker Productions has received permission from Mamet to cast women in both roles, making no other changes to the text.
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Theatre Southwest Presents:Rabbit Hole

Theatre Southwest presents
Rabbit Hole
by David Lindsay-Abaire.
February 19 through March 12, 2016.
Directed by Lisa Schofield.

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.

Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
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Main Street Theater Presents Love and Information

Main Street Theater Presents the Regional Premiere of Caryl Churchill’s
Love and Information
February 13 – March 5, 2016

MST – Rice Village

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the regional premiere of Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, a whirlwind of 57 scenes about how we love and what we know. Director Philip Hays describes this unique play as an “onslaught of human moments” with which audiences will easily identify and through which audiences will readily engage with the piece.

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. Playwright Caryl Churchill (Cloud Nine, Top Girls) has been pushing theatrical boundaries for over fifty years. Love and Information, features 57 brief yet memorable scenes that make up a world where data inspires obsession and FaceTime conversations and selfies threaten to replace human contact.
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Classical Theatre Presents: A Doll's House

A Doll’s House
By Henrik Ibsen
February 3 – February 21, 2016

Classical Theatre Company will return to the father of modern drama, Henrik Ibsen, for the first time since producing Ghosts in 2010. A Doll’s House was highly controversial when it was originally produced in 1879, as it brought to light the status that women held not only in Victorian Norway, but also the Victorian West as a whole. The plight of women in their struggle for equality continues to this very day, some 130 years after Nora raised the hackles of her Norwegian audiences with her enlightenment.
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Hune Co. Presents: BLACKBIRD - The Living Room Series

Only 20 audience members each night. A truly unique experience.
Nov. 19 - Dec. 5

BLACKBIRD is the reunion of Ray and Una; 15 years after their passionate affair when he was 40 and she was 12. The two are both confronted with their past when Una arrives unannounced at Ray's office.

Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the shattering consequences of their relationship.

Without any moral judgments, the play never shies away from the brutal truth of this abandoned and unconventional love.
Tension is potent in the small confines of the Living Room. This is theatrical drama at its best.

*This production contains themes of sexual abuse and is for mature audiences.
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