As one of North Carolina’s most innovative and exciting theatre arts centers, Theatre In The Park has put together an extraordinary season that will leave audiences saying “Ah, Theatre.” Theatre In The Park’s season celebrates the power of theatre with four shows capturing the dramatic highs and comedic lows of life in the theatre.
With the announcement of the 2010/2011 season of shows, the theatre also announces that mainstage shows at Theatre In The Park will run for three weekends, and evening productions will begin 30 minutes earlier, at 7:30pm.
Theatre In The Park kicks off its 2010 – 2011 season in September with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. Thirty-seven plays in ninety-seven minutes!
This year’s selection of plays includes two Shakespearean based comedies plus a Tony Award® winning love story. The season will close next June, with the well known comedy-within-a-comedy, Tony Award® nominated Noises Off.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, Sept. 17-19, 23- 26 & Oct. 1-3
- The Real Thing by Thomas Stoppard Feb. 4-6, 10-13 & 17-20
- Devon Does Denmark by Ira David Wood III (World Premiere) Apr. 1-3, 7-10 & 15-17
- Noises Off by Michael Frayn Jun. 10-12, 16-19 & 24-26
Premiering this season will be Devon Does Denmark written by Ira David Wood III. This royal farce, about the Famous Devon Players, a world weary acting troupe, will keep you laughing as the troupe tours the provinces of Elizabethan England before attempting what they hope will be a triumphant return to London. Unfortunately, they end up in the frozen north country of Denmark – where they encounter Prince Hamlet.
The annual production of Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol will return to the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) for three performances, December 3 – 5, before returning for the 36th anniversary run at Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Auditorium, December 8 – 15 for nine performances.
As always Season Members benefit from the advance purchase of tickets to the Raleigh production of A Christmas Carol and A Christmas Memory. Membership and ticket order forms for A Christmas Carol can be downloaded from the theatre’s website, www.theatreinthepark.com.
Memberships and tickets for all mainstage shows can be purchased online at www.theatreinthepark.com or from the theatre’s box office at 919-831-6058.
Mainstage Show Evening Performances will begin at 7:30PM (30 minutes earlier than previous seasons)
Mainstage Shows will run for three weekends (compared to two weekends in previous seasons)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.theatreinthepark.com or call (919) 831-6058