Friday, May 13, 2016

Tuscany Theatre's 2016 / 2017 Season!

Tuscany Theatre Company at the Tuscany Theatre presents their 2016 - 2017 Season

ARCADIA
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Andrea McFeely

Runs August 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th @7:00PM
August 13th and 20th @3:00PM
Auditions May 28th and 29th

Winner! 1995 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Winner! 1994 Olivier Award for Best Play

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition.As the landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, complete with a hermitage, thirteen year-old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.In present day, the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars research a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our lives.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
by Rupert Holmes Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Andrea McFeely

Runs January 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th @7:00PM
January 7th and 14th @3:00PM
Auditions October 22nd, 23rd, and 25th

This wildly warm-hearted musical kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. But Miss Bud is engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, whodunnit? The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the play’s most talked-about features: the audience votes on the finale - different audience, different ending!

ON THE VERGE: A New Works Festival of One Acts
March 30 - April 1, 2017

Submission of original works DEADLINE:  September 2nd, 2016
Director and Mentor applications due:  September 15th
Mentor/Director/Playwright pairings made:  September 30th
Festival Weekend:  Thursday, March 30th - Saturday, April 1st, 2017
FULL INFO PACKET AVAILABLE AT http://www.tuscanytheatrecompany.com/ beginning JUNE 1st

Arizona area playwrights are invited to submit original one act plays or musicals and directors are invited to apply to direct.  Selected writers and directors will be paired with a mentor to polish scripts, collaborate, audition, and stage these works starting in October, and present these new works over the course of three days, March 30th-April 1st.  One writer may be invited to develop a new play at Tuscany Theatre Company for a full staging the following (2017-2018) season.

I and You 
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Andrea McFeely

Runs April 5th, 6th, 7th @7:00PM
April 7th and 8th @3:00PM
Auditions TBA

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound, Caroline hasn't been to school in months.  She is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

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