2010-2011 Season

2010-2011 Season

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)

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This laugh-out-loud, provocative and touching play is a comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity. Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how […]

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2010-2011 Season

Body Awareness

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“Body Awareness” week on a Vermont college campus is the setting for this smart and touching comedy about ordinary people grasping for connection. When Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, agree to host a photographer famous for his female nude portraits, a firestorm erupts that could break apart their unconventional family.   Featuring: Adrianne […]

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2010-2011 Season

Striking 12

Weaving a modern-day New Year’s Eve into Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable “The Little Match Girl,” this unique hybrid of musical theatre and live concert tells the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker whose resolve to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment crumbles when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. Featuring: […]

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2010-2011 Season

nine

Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault celebrates SpeakEasy’s 20th anniversary with a very special production of his all-time favorite musical, nine. Based on Fellini’s classic film 8½, this spectacular show tells the story of celebrated film director Guido Contini, who is facing both mid-life and marital crises after turning 40. Drifting toward a nervous breakdown, Guido […]

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2010-2011 Season

reasons to be pretty

This incendiary drama from Neil LaBute (Fat Pig, The Shape of Things) asks, “How much is ‘pretty’ worth?” Sparked by one man’s offhand remark about his girlfriend’s appearance, reasons to be pretty navigates the crumbling relationships of four young friends as they come to terms with their unfulfilling lives and question the American obsession with […]

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2010-2011 Season

The Drowsy Chaperone

Mayhem, mix-ups and a gay (in the old sense of the word) wedding mark the high-spirited hijinx of The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five 2006 Tony Awards. The fun begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone” and the show magically bursts to life. […]

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