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J.B. by Archibald MacLeish
Performed in a circus ring, this
theatrical updating of the biblical story of Job begins
when two vendors in a circus take on the roles of Satan
and God to examine the meaning of life by observing the
travails of J.B., a banker whose life falls apart in
chunks. The play is one of the few that won both a
Pulitzer Prize for Literature and the Tony for Best Play.
It was initially conceived on Broadway by Elia Kazan, the
director who shaped so many of Tennessee Williams’ best
Directed by Rip Claassen
September 14–October 6,
by George Kelly
A classic by the American playwright
some credit with inventing “the well-made play,”
has defied time and conventional wisdom by being that
rarity, a comedy that is as funny now as it was when it
was first performed, almost a century ago. An ambitious
and audacious young faker—also an apparent fool—somehow
manages to transform the lives of those around him, at the
same time proving that even the most obnoxious of us have
Directed by Stephen Jarrett.
January 11–February 2,
adapted by Orson Welles
Arguably the best-remembered and most
sensational of the Federal Theater Project’s theatrical
productions, the so-called Voodoo Macbeth was a
reimagining of the play using the imagery and traditions
of Voodoo. The only record of what took place on stage are
contemporary descriptions and Welles’ notated script of
the Shakespeare play. Director Kathleen Akerley will take
Welles’ structure to craft a “Voodoo Macbeth” for Theater
Directed by Kathleen Akerley.
March 22–April 13, 2013
Biography by S.N. Behrman
S.N. Behrman was the American Noel
Coward, a master of witty drawing room comedy, and
Biography was his masterpiece. The plot revolves around a
single career woman’s acceptance of a hefty fee to write
her tell-all memoirs, and the problems her threatened
candor creates. Director Steven Scott Mazzola made TACT’s
previous Behrman comedy,
The Second Man, one of the company’s high points,
and Biography promises to be better still.
Directed by Steven Scott Mazzola.
June 7–29, 2013
I Do! I Do! by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
TACT closes its 18th season with I Do! I Do!, a musical with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Based on the Jan de Hartog play The Fourposter, this two-character story focuses on the ups and downs experienced by a married couple throughout fifty years of marriage. It debuted on Broadway in 1966 and ran for 560 performances, garnering multiple Tony nominations and one win for Best Actor In A Musical (Robert Preston).
Directed by TACT Artistic Director
Jack Marshall; Musical direction by Thomas Fuller.
July 19–August 17, 2013
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