Welcome back again theatre lovers! Spring is on the wing and so we’re starting to wind down our theatre season, most venues have only one or two shows left up their sleeves. But do not despair! Not only is some of the best stuff coming still, but within the next few weeks we’ll also have new season announcements (seriously, it’s like Christmas in April ’round these parts!). Here’s what’s on the slate for the next fortnight!
Opening This Weekend!
The Human Race Theatre Company
The Skinny: David Mamet, no stranger to polarizing topics, takes on race relations in this drama starring 3 Human Race Theatre Company resident artists; Bruce Cromer, Alan Bomar Jones and Michael Lippert. Race is the story of twp cynical lawyers—one black and one white— prepare to defend a powerful white businessman accused of raping a young black woman. In the end, they must confront their own perceptions and prejudices.
Dates: Opening Friday, 4/5 and running through 4/21
Tickets: Please visit the Human Race Theatre Department website at www.humanracetheatre.org
The Dayton Theatre Guild
The Skinny: A touching collection of memories interspersed with present-day action, this is the story of a family road trip in the middle of middle America. Squabbling backseat kids, road-hogging RVs and arcane roadside attractions abound.
Dates: Opening Friday 4/5 and running weekends through 4/21
Tickets: Please visit the Dayton Theatre Guild website at www.daytontheatreguild.org
A Child Shall Lead
Zoot Theatre Company
The Skinny: Starring Zoot’s beautiful and heart breaking puppets, this is the true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the “Jewish city” established by the Nazis as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity — playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper — all at the peril of being executed. Their actual poems and stories are woven into this fast-paced drama.
Dates: Opening Friday 4/5 and closing Sunday, 4/14
Tickets: For all ticket information, please visit the Zoot Theatre Company website at www.zoottheatrecompany.org
Sinclair Community College
The Skinny: Sinclair presents the regional premier of the most-recent revival of Stephen Schwartz’s musical retelling of the Gospel of Saint Matthew.
Dates: Opening Friday 4/5 and closing Saturday, 4/13. Please see the Sinclair website for their variety of curtain times.
Tickets: Please visit the Sinclair Community College box office at http://www.sinclair.edu/arts/theatre/box-office/index.cfm
9 to 5
La Comedia Dinner Theatre
The Skinny: Office politics and revenge go awry in a musical version of the classic comedy film of the same name, featuring new music by Dolly Parton, who of course wrote the famous title song.
Dates: Running through 4/28
Tickets: Tickets are available at La Comedia Dinner Theatre’s website, www.lacomedia.com
Opening Next Weekend!
The Retreat From Moscow
The Skinny: Intense and moving, with moments of natural and real levity, this is a glimps into the very real fallout of a shattered marriage.
Dates: Opening Friday, 4/12 and running 2 weekeds, to close Sunday, 4/21
Tickets: Please visit the Dayton Playhouse website at www.daytonplayhouse.com
The Women of Lockerbie
Clark State Community College
The Skinny: A mother roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland looking for her son’s remains that were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane’s wreckage.
Dates: Opening Friday 4/12 and closing Sunday, 4/21
Tickets: Please contact the Clark State University ticket office, Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 937.328.3874