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Independence Studio on 3 Season
Intimate Stories in an Intimate Space!
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You're invited to "a marvelous party" with Noël and Gertie!
NOËL AND GERTIEBy Sheridan Morley
November 22 - December 31
He was a talented actor, playwright and composer who delighted audiences with Private Lives and Blithe Spirit. She was a celebrated actress who triumphed on stage in Lady in the Dark and The King and I. Together, Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence formed a remarkable team. Their friendship became part of show business history. Join us for a glittering evening and take delight in mischief, wit, backstage stories and song, including "Someday I'll Find You," "Mrs. Worthington," and "Mad Dogs and Englishmen."
Don't miss this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about fathers and daughters, prior to our production's national tour!
PROOFBy David Auburn
January 17 - February 5
Everyone has parents and everyone aspires to be like them in some way. But what happens when there's a distinct possibility that we may inherit their talent—and their madness? Proof is a remarkable and luminous play about fathers and daughters, genius and insanity, legacy and truth. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Proof introduces us to a young woman, haunted by her father's death. She seems to have inherited his talent for numbers. Or has she?
In 1949 she wowed Walnut Street Theatre audiences in "A Member of the Wedding" — now hear her story!
ETHEL!By Terry Burrell
February 21 - March 11
She was saucy. She was talented. She was a star. Ethel Waters grew up in difficult circumstances in Chester, PA in the early 1900s, but she found a way to make a life for herself. She used colorful language, rough men and good old American street skills to work her way into a career that led to hit records, Broadway shows and even an Academy Award nomination. It's time to have fun with great stories and incredible songs, including "Dinah," "Heebie Jeebies," "Taking a Chance on Love" and "Stormy Weather."
This mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama will have you pinned to the edge of your seat!
DOUBT — A PARABLEBy John Patrick Shanley
March 27 - April 15
Did he or didn't he? Where's the proof? A seed of doubt is sewn. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes in restraint, self-control and a rigid dedication to discipline. When she learns Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled altar boy, she becomes suspicious of his progressive, engaging attitudes. Something must be done.
Break out the bubbly... it's time for romance with Rodgers & Hammerstein!
A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGINGConceived By Walter Bobbie · Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II · Music by Richard Rodgers
May 1 - July 1
Broadway's tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein is truly A Grand Night for Singing. This Tony-nominated Best Musical shows how wonderfully timeless their music is! You'll love the sultry Andrews Sisters-esque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair." Find out "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?," sung by a lovelorn young lad. Take delight in "Shall We Dance?" when it's a comic pas de deux. There are over 30 songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein shows, including Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music and Cinderella... It doesn't get any grander than this!
All plays and dates subject to change. No refunds or exchanges. Orders are processed in the order they are received. Ticket price includes a $2.50 Historic Facility Fee per show.