Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010-11 / 20th Anniversary Season

PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward – September 1 - 19, 2010
A classic comedy. Frothy, with a delightfully unexpected finish, Private Lives has kept audiences laughing for 80 years. Originally scheduled to close our 2009-10 season, we have rescheduled it to open our 20th Anniversary Season, our first season in the new theater space. Margarett Perry will direct.

DANCING IN THE KITCHEN WITH THE CCO – September 22 - 26, 2010
Experience the thrill of live music and dance at the Kitchen Theatre in this exciting collaboration between two of Ithaca’s cultural stalwarts. Cayuga Chamber Orchestra musicians join dancers for a mixture of music, dance and text designed by Rachel Lampert. If you enjoyed Scoot, Sizzle and Slide, you will love this. (General Audience)

THE BROTHERS SIZE by Tarell Alvin McCraney – October 27 - November 7, 2010
An extraordinary story about two African American brothers whose hopes and dreams are pinned on the actions of the other. Set in contemporary small-town rural Louisiana and infused with Yoruba mythology, the play explodes with familial secrets. Strong language and situations.

THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris – November 27 - December 19, 2010
an irreverent holiday tour de force for one actor. Chronicling David Sedaris’s experiences as an elf at Macy’s famous Santaland, this much-loved, hilarious memoir has delighted audiences across the country for a decade. Its deliciously sharp humor offers a look at the commercialization of Christmas. Jesse Bush will direct. Adult language and situations.

BED & SOFA by Polly Pen and Laurence Klavin – January 19 - February 6, 2011
This chamber musical based on a 1928 Russian silent film tells of a couple living in Moscow and how their lives are affected when they take in a boarder. Who sleeps in the bed and who sleeps on the sofa? A story of love and feminism that was way ahead of its time. The KTC production will star long-time favorite Erica Steinhagen and Susannah Berryman will direct.

boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb – February 23 - March 13, 2011
An explosive new comedy about the end of the world. Jules is a graduate student studying fish behavior who is quite convinced that the fish are predicting a meteor hit that will change life as we know it. Jo is an undergraduate English major who answered an ad. Are they the new Adam and Eve? Sam Buggeln, director of this season’s hit SPEECH & DEBATE, will direct.

THE TRICKY PART by Marty Moran – March 23 - April 10, 2011
A memoir about spirituality, sexuality, and ultimately forgiveness. Playwright Marty Moran looks back from the vantage point of maturity and self-knowledge on a relationship he had as a teenager with an older man. Told with wit and humanity, The Tricky Part is both a cautionary tale and an inspiring story of the ability to transform and forgive.

S/HE (a new work) – May 4 - 15, 2011
Two playwrights from opposite sides of the globe, American Tammy Ryan and Turkish playwright Zeynep Kaçar, share in the creation of an evening of theater exploring the female body as battleground. Woven together under the direction of Melanie Dreyer, S/HE looks at the life of a typical American teenage girl juxtaposed against true stories of women from contemporary Turkey. Produced in collaboration with International Culture Lab and Cornell University.

MARY'S WEDDING by Stephen Massicotte – June 8 - 19, 2011
In 1914, a young Canadian soldier meets a young woman just as he is about to go overseas. It is a familiar story told in a most unusual way–a dreamscape of passionate love, heart-wrenching separation, hope and survival. For those who loved Last Train to Nibroc, this will be another favorite.

AT A LOSS (a new play) by Jason Odell Williams – July 13 - 31, 2011
Israeli grandmother Edna has insisted that her granddaughter Ayelet join her on a trip to the U.S.; Edna is on a mission. When circumstances change radically, Ayelet has to get help, but the two Americans available on a snowy Christmas Eve may not be up to the job. Can love blossom when language barriers are high, timetables inflexible and a delivery van with extremely valuable property has been hijacked? A wonderful new romantic comedy. Norma Fire (COMFORT FOOD, THREE TALL WOMEN, THE BOOK CLUB) returns to the Kitchen.


Around the Kitchen Table – Join KTC Artistic Director Rachel Lampert and guests for a conversation focused on the plays being produced this season and related subjects. It will be lively, informative, interactive, and a real inside scoop. The four-session series can be chosen as one of your choices to make a subscription. All Full Season 10-Play subscribers will get Around the Kitchen Table as a complimentary add-on. Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2010 at 7:30

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