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OUR NEW 2021-2022 SEASON!
Here Are Our Exciting New Shows
Tickets On Sale Aug. 1!
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Heidi Condon
Comedy - October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Oscar Wilde's classic is a delight starting with the first cucumber sandwich. The farcical comedy with false identities and lovers’ entanglements is probably Wilde’s best-loved play, an audience favorite more than a century after it was first written. As Jack's double life catches up with him, this comedy of manners offers a critique of Victorian society, weaving a complex and clever plot with the rapid-fire wit of its eccentric and charming characters.
by Brian Friel
directed by Dennis O'Donovan
Drama/Comedy – November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling that brings him into conflict with his wife and manager. Their competing accounts of past events delivered through monologues reveal the fragility of memory and the necessity of stories as a means of survival. The 2006 Broadway Revival was recipient of four Tony nominations. “Brian Friel is the most profound and poetic of contemporary Irish dramatists.”—Observer. “It is one of those rare works of art audiences are destined to recall as a deeply personal experience, and you'll find yourself trying to sort out the different visions of reality offered here long after the play is over.”—The New York Times
by Various Authors
directed by Richie Lester
Various genres – November 26, 27, 28
A collection of short plays featuring some of the finest playwrights in South Florida. One director and group of talented actors display their versatility with meaningful performances through various genres as they "weave" the plays together to provide one cohesive and memorable night of entertainment.
CHARLES DICKENS’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: A RADIO PLAY
by Philip Grecian
directed by Andy Morejon
Drama – December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
This cherished holiday tradition captures the holiday spirit through the joy and merriment of Charles Dickens’ enduring tale of hope and redemption. Travel back in time with this staged radio play version as Ebenezer Scrooge journeys through his past, present and future to find the importance of family, friendship and love. Brimming with sidesplitting Bah Humbugs, A Christmas Carol will have you wrapped in the spirit of the holidays!
by Robert Harling
directed by Donna Amaru
Comedy/Drama – January 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the ladies draw on their underlying strength—and love—to make them marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. The play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.
by Lyle Kessler
directed by Stuart Mohr
Dramatic Comedy – February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Off-Broadway audiences gave this electrifying black comedy standing ovations. Two grown orphan brothers live in a dilapidated house in North Philly, deserted in childhood by an unfaithful father and the death of their mother. Older brother Treat provides for his "innocent to the ways of the world" brother Phillip through petty thievery. When Treat kidnaps a *businessman* (wink-wink), Treat sees an opportunity for a way out of their dead-end life by holding the man for ransom. The businessman, Harold, then turns the table on the two brothers in ways completely unexpected but ultimately very satisfying.
"A weird, wonderful thriller filled with suspense, pathos and packing an emotional wallop."—WMCA Radio. “ . . . tense, moving and funny as anything you're likely to see . . . Orphans is violent, shocking and profane. And it's wonderful.”—The Miami Herald.
by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones
directed by Richie Lester
Comedy – March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the eccentric community of backbiting misfits and their antics keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. The sharp dialogue has plenty of laughs, dark humor and sentiment with a no holds barred approach to laugh-out-loud moments in this popular comedy.
BUYER & CELLAR
by Jonathan Tolins
directed by Dennis O’Donovan
Comedy – April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Comic fantasy: Intrigued by Barbra Streisand’s 2010 coffee-table book “My Passion for Design,” Mr. Tolins’ witty one-man comedy shares the delightful appeal of slipping into one’s own make-believe universe. The narrator and main character Alex, a struggling actor in L.A., takes an imaginary job as private shopkeeper of the faux Main Street shops in the basement of
Ms. Streisand’s Malibu home. The main perk of the fanciful job caring for the mega celebrity’s world-class collection of dolls, costumes, toys and furnishings: its only patron is the formidable Ms. Streisand.
ANYBODY FOR MURDER?
by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner
directed by Stephen Mayer
Comedy – May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
Max is planning to murder his wife Janet, collect her life insurance, and enjoy life with his girlfriend when Mary and George arrive on their Greek Island with news: Mary and Janet are beneficiaries of a huge fortune. Plans and plots hatch, and soon everyone is bent on murder. All that stands in their way is the presence of a neighbor who knows a thing or two about murder, crime writer Edgar Chambers. The brilliant storyline is co-written by Brian Clemens, accomplished screenwriter well known for the groundbreaking 1960s television series “The Avengers.”
FOR 2021-22 SEASON
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
A.C.T. took the stage with Shakespeare's pastoral comedy.
Our love story -- with its many twists, interfering magical fairies
and the funniest "play-within-the play" you've ever seen
-- was extremely well-received by the ArtsFest audience!
A.C.T. Studio Theatre's mission is to deliver sophisticated, thought-provoking plays, produced with the highest standards of quality and creativity, designed to impact and broaden our audiences' perspectives.
We pride ourselves on our adventurous and "fearless" choice of material, presenting subject matter and performance styles that often stretch the boundaries of "conventional" community theatre while teaching the arts of Acting, Directing, Stage Managing, Improvisation and the Technical aspects of stage productions.
Enjoyment will be yours at this cultural arts shining star!
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Diverse Points of View
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A.C.T. has received grants and other support from the following organizations: