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LOST IN YONKERS

Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning memory play, is set in Yonkers, 1942. Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’r do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGIRD

One of America’s great literary classics, this play, set in the small Southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the Depression, follows three years in the life of 8-year-old Scout Finch, her brother, Jem, and their father, Atticus. The events follow the arrest and eventual trial of a young black man accused of raping a white woman. The play explores big themes told through the eyes of a child. The result is a tough and tender tale of race, class, justice, and the pain of growing up.

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THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Set in the Berkeley hills after a major fire, The Quality of Life introduces Jeannette, an earthy, high-spirited woman and her husband, Neil, who is dying of cancer. When her cousin Dinah from Ohio comes for a visit with her husband, Bill, the two couples — one solidly on the left, the other resolute in their conservative Christian beliefs — are made to confront their dissimilarities. This award-winning play explores a myriad of ethical, religious, and moral beliefs, as well as personal rights issues concerning life and death.

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MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, to find the Holy Grail... or at least the speed of an unladen African Swallow.

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YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play follows Alice Sycamore, the stable family member of an offbeat clan of free spirits and Tony Kirby, the down to earth son of a snooty, wealthy family. Alice and Tony are in love and introduce the two very different families over dinner. A government investigation, the Sycamore family’s array of batty friends and acquaintances and a parlor game gone awry lead to fireworks that evening… and a rediscovery of the simple things in life.

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE

Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A starry cast of five women enrobed in chic black sit on stools and tell funny, wistful and universal memories about their families and loved ones through the prism of their closets. The throughline is narrated by Gingy, a wise older woman who reminisces about what she wore at milestones in her life—complete with sketches of the styles. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation meanders from a bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her husband’s late wife (to the dismay of the children) to a couple’s musings of what they wore on their wedding day to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse. With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that makes mothers cringe, Love, Loss and What I Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way.

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WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

A successful sculptor, paralyzed and kept alive in a hospital, doesn’t want to exist as a medical achievement. A doctor resolved to preserve life at any cost, an involved nurse, and a judge join in a brilliant battle of wits to decide Whose Life Is It Anyway?

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