Announcing the Hilberry Theatre 2013-2014 Season!
Our WOW factor is stepping up a notch with some SPECTACULAR titles! The Hilberry Theatre has a taste of everything from Shakespeare to comedy to the modern Tony Award-winning show August: Osage County. Don’t miss out on a season filled with scandal, whimsy, passion, and laughter.
The Season Ticket
by William Shakespeare
September 20 - October 12, 2013
Obsessed with ambition upon learning of his destiny to become king from the prophesizing Weird Sisters, Macbeth is spurred to assassination by his determined and stout-hearted wife. As Lord and Lady Macbeth strive to fulfill fate, they descend into the depths of murder and madness. But Macduff leads the vengeful attack against the Macbeths before they can wash the blood from their hands.
by Charles L. Mee
October 25 - December 7, 2013
Fifty brides forced to marry their fifty cousins seek refuge in an Italian villa—only to be pursued and discovered by the fifty grooms. In this modern adaptation of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus, you'll plunge and soar on this roller coaster of comedic mayhem, intense emotion, harsh realities, and the occasional pop song. This dark comedy explores human rights abuses, gender politics, domestic violence, and love.
A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
by Molière, Adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp
November 15, 2013 - February 8, 2014
Hold on to your hats with this laugh-out-loud comedy that begins—as many do—with the soured relationship between a husband and wife. Hell has no fury like a woman scorned when Martine dastardly turns her unknowing husband Sganarelle into a doctor. Mistaken identity, lighthearted romance, naughty innuendo, and irreverent hijinks ensue when this ridiculous façade goes on for too long.
GROSS INDECENCY:THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by Moisés Kauffman
January 10 - March 22, 2014
In 1895, playwright and wit Oscar Wilde was put on trial for his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, which led to charges of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons." Drawing from a variety of authentic sources, Kauffman brings alive the realities and scandals of the past. This dramatically clever piece illustrates the ever-continuing conflict between art and morality in a way that Wilde himself would have approved.
MOON OVER BUFFALO
by Ken Ludwig
February 21 - April 5, 2014
From the author of Lend Me a Tenor, this whimsical backstage farce piles hysterical misunderstandings on top of madcap misadventures. Fading stars George and Charlotte Hays duke it out during their tour to save their repertory theatre company and their marriage. They are given a (last) chance at fame if they can just figure out which show they are performing!
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by Tracy Letts
April 18 - May 10, 2014
The Westons represent the modern American family dealing with deteriorating health and relationships on the plains of Oklahoma. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, this dark comedy fluctuates between sidesplitting humor and gut-wrenching despair as we watch the family struggle passionately to support each other through overwhelming scandal and circumstances.