Trinity Rep to Stage Camelot, Crucible, Magnolias, Yellowman and More

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23 Feb 2010

Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot and Arthur Miller's The Crucible are on the bill for the 2010-2011 season at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence.



"The story of Camelot still has a lot to say to us today," Trinity Rep artistic director Curt Columbus said in a statement. "Trinity Rep’s reimagining of this classic American musical will show audiences the power at the core of the story. We will be stripping away all of the expected trappings of traditional knights and fair maidens to focus on the complicated love triangle set in a world of political intrigue."

The season will also feature the world premiere of The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, penned by Trinity Rep resident acting company member Stephen Thorne.

The 2010-2011 Trinity Rep season follows:

Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Directed by Curt Columbus
Sept. 10-Oct. 10
"King Arthur has everything – peace, prosperity and a happy marriage… but will the arrival of the handsome, brash Sir Lancelot change Camelot forever? This musical masterpiece is a rich tale of love, honor, and the quest to create a legacy"

Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn
Oct. 15-Nov. 21
"It’s a dark and stormy night – perfect for a festive holiday party! This hilarious comedy romp follows three married couples through three disastrous Christmas parties, as they drink, frolic, and fight their way to… holiday cheer?"

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry
Directed by Curt Columbus
December
"Six actors create more than fifty memorable characters to bring to life Frank Capra’s beloved film. This unique stage adaptation is performed as a radio play, broadcast on Christmas Eve, 1946. Everyman George Bailey gets the chance to see what the world would be like if he’d never been born."

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Directed by Brian McEleney
Feb. 4-March 13, 2011
"Fear stalks the people of Salem, Massachusetts. Is it the work of the devil? Or has hysteria, malice, and one young woman’s lust started a chain of events that will undo a whole community?"

Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith
Feb. 25-April 3, 2011
"Growing up in a small South Carolina town, Eugene and Alma find friendship, solace, and even love in each other. But he is light-skinned, and she is dark. Can their love survive the weight of the world?"

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
April 15-May 15, 2011
"On her wedding day, Shelby is a vision in pink – two lovely shades! Her mother and friends gather at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to prepare for the big day. Still, beauty, hairspray, and all the pink in the world can’t protect this young woman from what lies ahead."

The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe by Stephen Thorne
Directed by Curt Columbus
May 6-June 5, 2011
"Edgar Allan Poe has been missing for seven days. And that’s just the beginning of a journey that leads him to the bizarre, the macabre, and the sublime. Where is Poe going? To hell, to heaven… and back."

Trinity Rep will also stage its annual production of A Christmas Carol in December 2010.

Season tickets are available by calling (401) 351-4242.

For more information visit www.trinityrep.com.