This original production is a comedic compilation of texts on the theme of writers and writing. It features three one-act plays: David Ives’ Words, Words, Words and Variations on the Death of Trotsky, and In It Together, by Dr. Monica Anderson.
Written by Nikolai Gogol and directed by Dr. Monica Anderson, this satirical farce tells the story of a corrupt small town run by a greedy mayor and his comrades. The town panics at the news that a government inspector is on his way from the capital. Hilarity ensues when the townsfolk display their greed and stupidity by confusing a low-level official with the real inspector.
Merry Christmas, George Bailey! is adapted from the popular Frank Capra movie It’s a Wonderful Life. The play will be presented as a live radio show set in the 1940s, with much of the action taking place through voice acting.
The play explores Christian themes as it examines a society based on outward appearance and social status rather than the worth of each individual soul. Ultimately, it reinforces the core of Catholic social teaching, which is to respect the dignity of each human life regardless of appearance.
Set in the early 1960s on a Caribbean island that is loosely based on the legends of Princess Margaret’s island getaway of Mustique, the story follows a set of twins who are separated when they wash ashore after a shipwreck.
The romantic heroine, Raina Petkoff, is engaged to marry the gallant Major Sergius Saranoff, but then her life is turned upside-down late one night when a war-ravaged soldier breaks into her room seeking shelter. Raina is faced with the harsh reality of war and the meaning of true love.
“An Enemy of the People” by Henrick Ibsen Adapted by Arthur Miller. If you knew what was right but your entire society was against you, would you still stand up for truth? Thomas Stockman, the protagonist in An Enemy of the People, struggles with this very question.
The Memo, a parody of bureaucracy full of ridiculous characters, political satire, and funny situations. Written by Václav Havel, The Memorandum takes a satiric look at the absurdity of bureaucracy and the ways in which it can dehumanize.
One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, Taming of the Shrew differs from his other lighthearted plays because it focuses on both courtship and married life after the wedding, which was particularly relevant to English audiences of the Renaissance period.