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William Blachly and Ann O'Brien Founders

Annuit Coeptis
2022
Season

At the Unadilla Theatre

Iolanthe

L'Elisir d'Amore

Returning to Haifa

At the Festival Theatre

Is This a Room

Twelfth Night

The Seagull

 

 

The theatres are a few yards from each other.

Scroll down for more information and schedule of plays.

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Sargent Willis

Iolanthe

by
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The grand masters of melody and comedy! Brilliant music and witty dialog. "Iolanthe" is their masterpiece!

Curtain: 7:30  Sharp

-Albatross

The Seagull

by

Anton Chekhov

The characters in “The Seagull” are vain, sometimes miserable creatures, but they are also aware of the comical aspects of their existence. There is gravity — even tragedy — in their circumstances, but nothing heavy about the play itself. It holds its shape like a perfect soufflé, rich and airy, simple and yet the product of miraculous technique.

Curtain: 7:30  Sharp

elexer of love

L'elisir d'amore

L’Elisir d’Amore brims with adorable tunes and amusing situations; the characters may need a fake love potion to bring them together, but the music can seduce the audience on its own.

Curtain: 7:30  Sharp

Twelfth Night

by
William Shakespeare

“Twelfth Night” is a reference to the twelfth night after Christmas Day, also called the Eve of the Feast of Epiphany. It was originally a Catholic holiday, and therefore an occasion for revelry, like other Christian feast days. Servants often dressed up as their masters, men as women, and so forth.

Curtain 7:30  Sharp

Haifa (1)

Returning to Haifa

by
Ghassan Kanafan

adapted for the stage by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi.

The play shows a Palestinian couple returning to Haifa in 1967 in search of the house and son they were forced to abandon 20 years previously during mass evictions by Israeli forces . They constantly debate whether they are right to make the journey. When they arrive, they find their old home occupied by the widowed Miriam who fled from Poland after her father was sent to Auschwitz and who adopted the couple’s son and brought him up as a naturalised Israeli.

This could easily be a propaganda piece. Instead, it offers a moving confrontation between two sets of displaced people and an utterly unsentimental exploration of the complexities of home, history and parenthood. Said, the aggrieved Palestinian father, is a truculent figure whose aggression is matched, possibly to excess, by that of the son he lost. Surveying the Haifa house he once owned, Said also says, more in prophetic sorrow than in anger, that it will take a war to settle ancient wrongs.

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Is This a Room

Short of grocery lists, raw transcripts may be the most boring things ever written. With their halts and hesitations and dust bunnies of fuzzy logic, they beg to be thoroughly tidied before use, and disposed of quickly after.

Nevertheless, a 65-minute verbatim transcript has now become the basis for one of the thrillingest thrillers ever to hit Broadway. “Is This a Room,” turns the ums and stutters and bizarre non sequiturs of recorded speech into astonishing — and astonishingly emotional — theater.

How does mind-numbing banality become heart-racing excitement? In “Is This a Room,” the transcript is only the starting point.

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Curtain Time

7:30

Sharp 

Late comers will be admitted only at intermission.

Tickets:
Adults $25, Children 12 and under $10.

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