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The Shadowbox

Written by Michael Cristofer

Production dates May 15-31, 2020

Radium Girls ~ June 13-29, 2014

Radium girls clockWritten by D.W. Gregory
Directed by Gary Payne

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving and riveting evening of theater. It offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

New Jerusalem ~ October 11-27, 2013

The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah NewJerusalemCongregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656

by David Ives
Directed by Gary Payne

Amsterdam’s Sephardic Jews have made a fatal arrangement with the city, agreeing to police their own community for unorthodox beliefs. Spinoza is accused of atheism and summoned to the synagogue to defend himself against the Jewish AND Christian hierarchy. In this eloquent and masterful drama, David Ives attempts to open the temple doors to listen in on a dispute whose philosophical and political echoes still reverberate today.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks ~ February 7-23, 2014

by Richard AlfieriSix dance images

This two character comedy opens with a spry and still formidable senior citizen welcoming an eccentric and acerbic dance instructor into her Florida condo. Sparks fly quickly between this gay man and widow of a Southern Baptist minister, but with each weekly lesson these two lonely souls become more attached. Dreams and secrets are shared as this improbable pair dance their cares away, transcending fear and mortality.

Queso Blanco ~ October 17 – November 2, 2014

Conceived and Directed by Gary PayneSECEDE-copy

It’s sometime in the not so distant future in the Second Republic of Texas. Liberals are boot scooting to Queso Blanco, seeking safe passage to San Francisco. Secession has never been so much fun in this hilarious parody of Texas politics and classic movies. Round up the usual suspects – and bring them to an unforgettable evening of theater.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged) ~ February 8-24, 2013

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Ben Schave

In February we bring you a Valentine bouquet from William Shakespeare (sorta). The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s playbook. Join these three (that’s right, only three) madcap men in tights as they weave their wacky way through ALL of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild evening that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

“The funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime”
Montreal Gazette

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