'13 - '14 CSS Theatre Season .
An Ideal Husband
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Minden Hultstrom
Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 2013 @ 7:30pm Nov. 3 and 10, 2013 @ 2pm
Wilde's Victorian Era comedy centers on the seemingly ideal husband, Sir Robert Chiltern. He lives an outwardly perfect life with his beautiful wife and adoring sister faithfully at his side until an old acquaintance arrives in town and derails everything. What follows is a swirl of blackmail and hints of political corruption that threatens to destroy his world. Chiltern attempts to set right what is wrong with the help of his womanizing, party-loving friend, Lord Goring. Of course as with all Wilde scripts we are twisted and turned every which way as we head toward what is hopefully a happy ending for everyone.
by Pierre Corneille and translated by David Ives
Directed by Tammy Ostrander
Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 6, 7, 8, 2014 @ 7:30pm Feb. 2 and 9, 2014 @ 2pm
This new translation of the 1643 French play, tells the story of a young man arriving in Paris with only one flaw - he simply cannot tell the truth. Mayhem follows as he encounters a young man who cannot tell a lie and a rollercoaster ride of excitement and romantic intrigue follows. Filled with arranged marriages and mistaken identities, Ives leaves the audience roaring trying to follow who is in love with whom and who will make it to the altar. "Astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences." -Washington Examiner.
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Merry Renn Vaughan
April 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2014 @ 7:30pm April 6 and 13, 2014 @ 2pm
Hamm and Clov are hopelessly entangled; living a co-dependent existence in what appears to be a post-apocalyptical world. Nagg and Nell live an oblivious life in ashcans nearby; waiting, it would seem, for death to come. The main characters go about their daily lives repeating similar patterns and behaviors day after day. Considered by many to be one of Beckett's greatest works, Endgame exemplifies the Theatre of the Absurd genre.