2018 Silverthorne Season - Our Fifth Anniversary
April 12 - 21 TAR2F!, An Irreverent Musical Comedy World Premiere
Book, lyrics & music by Jeff Olmsted; Adapted from Moliere's Tartuffe
Directed by Chris Rohmann
In this farcical rebuke of religious & moral hypocrisy - particularly timely in today's world - Tartuffe, a wily con man who passes himself off as a pious puritan, has insinuated himself into the household of Orgon, a wealthy Parisian, with designs on Orgon's fortune & his attractive wife. Members of the family are exasperated, then outraged, by the imposter's malign influence, as he gains control of Orgon's assets & possessions.
This new musical version underlines the show's satirical sting by placing the action during a rehearsal of the play, which is threatened with being closed down (as Moliere's original version actually was) by the 17th-century equivalent of the Moral Majority and Family Research Council.
June 21-30 The Road to Mecca
by Athol Fugard. Director TBA.
Winner of the 1988 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play
This unusual drama by a premiere contemporary dramatist focuses on Miss Helen, an old Boer woman who lives alone in the South African boondocks where she creates odd concrete sculptures which she calls her Mecca. A young woman who was once helped by Miss Helen has traveled hundreds of miles to help her in a time of crisis. Miss Helen is in danger of being sent to an old folk's home by a narrow-minded minister who considers her sculptures a public nuisance. A penetrating study of the role of the artist in any society, this important play was produced in London and New York to great critical acclaim.
"The author's most personal play to date, an essential Rosetta stone for the entire canon." - The New York Times "Glows with a rare luminosity and intensity. Athol Fugard's play...is his most eloquent and transforming." - The Christian Science Monitor. "One of Fugard's simplest, most beautiful plays." - The New York Daily News
July 19-30 White, Black and Blue World Premiere
by Steve Henderson and Will Chalmus. Director TBA
A young black man, Walter Jones, breaks into the home of retiree Joe Renshaw late at night. Walter has fled the scene of an altercation with an white off-duty police officer, during which he took the officer's gun. It is not the way it seems. With some tense humor & a series of subtle & unsubtle maneuvers, Joe & Walter establish a fragile detente. Joe fears that the arrival of his grown daughter will put her in danger. Walter yearns for his wife but cannot even call her, fearing it will lead the police to his location and possibly involve her with the law. Officer Lou Rankin finds the house and enters, despite Joe's efforts to keep him out. After a struggle, Lou ends up handcuffed to a radiator. Discrepancies in Lou's tactics & statements reveal that he is on his own in this situation. He fears his wife will inadvertently ruin his career & his marriage if he cannot talk to her before she calls the station. The three desperate men struggle to stay alive & to protect their families. Issues of race, trust, responsibility & last straws are powerful themes in this story.
STC is proud to be the first to perform this important work.
September 27 - October 6 Delectable Durang (working title) -
An Evening of Christoper Durang's best short plays Director TBA
The director of STC's final season show will have the enviable task of selecting the tastiest of Durang's one-acts to arrive at a buffet of comic treats.
Writing in 1994 after the opening of the playwright's own collection of short plays, Durang Durang, critics responded, "With the help of Mr. Durang, the fine art of parody has returned to theater in a production you can sink teeth and mind into, while also laughing like an idiot. Parody of this comic verve is as much fun as the sort of marvelous party Noel Coward once sang about..." New York Times "If you need a break from serious drama, the place to go is Christopher Durang's silly, funny, over-the-top sketches." TheaterWeek.
We guarantee you will find STC's production just the right combination to satisfy your funnybone's appetite!
Get your season tickets at the link below
You won't want to miss a single show! Season Ticket Holders receive preferential seating and pay less than for tickets sold individually. You have a choice of buying all four shows, or just three shows. We'll be in touch with you to find out your choice of dates and shows. Here's the pricing*:
All 4 shows General Admission $75 Student/Senior (65+) $69
Three shows (including TAR2F!) General Admission $60 Student/Senior (65+) $51
Three shows (not including TAR2F!) General Admission $55 Student/Senior (65+) $49
*Note that ticket prices for TAR2F! are higher than for the other three shows, and that affects the Season Ticket prices.