By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Michelle Spanik
Set in the village of Leenane in impoverished rural Ireland, this play title conjures up an image of Irish folklore, love and happy endings - nothing could be further from the truth. Although sometimes referred to as a comedy, it is also a 'hit you where it hurts' shocker. There is plenty of humour as well thanks to the deftly written, darkly poignant script. If you want an evening of intense theatre, this is the play for you.
Fueled by a poisonous mother-daughter relationship, the play grabs you and sucks out all hope. This play is not for the faint of heart, but it is an expertly crafted play It makes for an exciting evening of theatre that may well shock you.
The play centers around Maureen, a long suffering, 40 year old caring for her aging mother, Mag, who is best described as toxic, possibly even psychotic. The story twists and turns to keep our interest.
By William Gibson
Directed by Sondra Learn
Produced by Penny Oliver
This sequel to "The Miracle Worker" takes place in Boston and continues the story of Helen Keller. Now 23 and Annie Sullivan, 37, share the joys of accomplishment, the long, slow process of self-awareness, and the love that binds them. John Macy, a young English instructor from Harvard is hired to help with the editing of Helen's remarkable biography Annie falls in love with John and they marry.
In time, Annie finds her loyalties divided and Helen struggles with jealousy, loneliness and fear of abandonment. This is an emotionally charged, profound and rewarding story.
As the play ends, the two women accept the inescapable truth of their condition - that they are inextricably bound together and must find, in each other, whatever rewards life might bring.
Kid Shows: $10 general admission