CA's The Lamb's Players Theatre has announced the company's 1999 season, including a C.S. Lewis adaptation and a world premiere by former resident playwright David McFadzean.
The season kicks off just loverly with the classic Lerner and Loewe musical, My Fair Lady, Feb. 5-Mar. 14. This version of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion follows the relationship between a professor and the beautiful peasant girl he is forcefully trying to turn into an aristocratic princess as part of a scientific experiment.
An original adaptation of C.S. Lewis' Till We Have New Faces, adapted and directed by Robert Smith, follows, April 16 - May 23. The theatre describes the production as "part mystery, part miracle and part myth."
Former Lamb resident playwright, now Executive Producer of television's "Home Improvement" - David McFadzean's Oklahoma Rigs premieres June 11 - July 25. Directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth, the coming-of-age comedy revolves around families, young love and trucks.
Mystery surrounds the Lamb's next venture with Dorothy L. Sayer's Busman's Honeymoon, Aug. 13 - Sept. 13, where Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane have their honeymoon interrupted by a striking murder. Lamb Players Writer Workshop member Tim Slover will end the season with his Joyful Noise, Oct. 15 - Nov. 21. The production, directed by Robert Smith, looks at the scandal and politics surrounding the debut of Handel's "Messiah" and the events that almost prevented it from ever being performed.
All shows in the Lamb's season take place at the Paul and Ione Harter Stage at 1142 Orange Ave in Coronado, CA. For tickets or more information, call (619) 437-0600.
-- By Sean McGrath