Enthralling Theater (2013-14 Season)
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Series Prices: $126.00, $103.00, $63.00 for 3 events | ORDER
- January 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Ray Bradbury's visionary parable of a society gone awry is set in a strange future world where books have been outlawed and the attainment of knowledge discouraged. Fireman Guy Montag is responsible for uncovering and burning the books and homes of dissenters. When his young neighbor, Clarisse, causes him to recognize the emptiness of his existence, he begins to question his work and the oppressive society in which he lives. Based on one of the most revered novels of the twentieth century, Fahrenheit 451 questions the impacts of technology on literature and society — issues that are even more relevant today than when it was first published in 1953. Though the novel is often considered a commentary on censorship and restriction of freedoms, Bradbury himself has indicated that his intention was to draw attention to the dangers of technology. This gripping play is brought to life by the acclaimed British-American touring troupe, Aquila Theatre.
This tour engagement of Aquila Theatre Company is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
$44, $36, $22
- February 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm
One of America's most celebrated theater companies presents this delightful Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race, class, and friendship. Set in Atlanta beginning in 1949, this heartwarming tale is the story of Miss Daisy, an older Jewish woman, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke. The play follows the pair over the 25 years of their relationship as they develop a close friendship despite their differences. The racism and anti-Semitism they encounter is a common bond that makes their friendship even stronger. The successful film adaptation starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman earned multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Join us for this memorable journey presented by the troupe Philadelphia Weekly calls "spectacular, electrifying, stupendous."
$44, $36, $22
- March 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm
This renowned theater troupe presents a modern masterpiece that explores the fundamental mystery of our existence. Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play turns Shakespeare's Hamlet on its head by examining the misfortunes and musings of two ill-fated, minor characters. This humorous work follows Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the Danish Prince's childhood friends, who are portrayed as pawns and clowns in the King's plot against his nephew. Much of the action takes place "in the wings" of Shakespeare's play, as the confused courtiers try to make sense of the dramatic events unfolding among the royal family and their own involvement in them. Tony Award winner and Broadway veteran John Rando directs The Acting Company in its performance of this witty and engaging tragic comedy.
Join us for a Free lecture in Manassas:
Holding Mirrors Up to Nature: Shakespeare, Stoppard, and the World of Hamlet*
by Rick Davis, Executive Director, Hylton Center
Thursday, February 27 at 1:30 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA.
*The lecture is free but we ask that you RSVP by emailing Hylton@gmu.edu. In the subject line please reference "Shakespeare Weekend."
$44, $36, $22