Events

The Daffodils of Sarajevo

Date: November 18, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Western Reserve Playhouse

The Daffodils of Sarajevo

An Offbeat Comedy of Irrational Romance

By Jeffery B Yamokoski

Only one show. November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Synopsis:

In this contemporary comedy, the unlikely pairing of scholarly Marie and the unremarkable Adam seems to work despite their apparent differences.   Even if family and friends cannot understand their relationship, these two characters are flawed enough to be imperfectly perfect for each other.   As they move through the early stages of their dating life, we see the farcical nature of love and attraction as Marie and Adam try to overcome the obstacles in the way of their budding relationship.

Content:

PG-13-type humor due to adult content (humor) and mild swearing.  Not recommended for young teenagers and younger.

All seats are $5.00.

The Maids

Start date: December 14, 2018

End date: December 16, 2018

The Maids

Western Reserve Playhouse and ORMACO are pleased to announce a joint production of:

Jean Genet’s THE MAIDS
Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, Director

Starring:

Shani Ferry

Shani Ferry

Adrienne Jones

Adrienne Jones

Rose Gabriele Foti

Rose Gabriele Foti

Synopsis:
Two maids escape their doldrums by entering into a vicious game of role play and fantasy. When they attempt to transcend their position in society and overthrow their mistress, they find themselves reeling out of control. Illusion, deception, and murder collide in this, Genet’s taut psychological drama.

Show and Gala Information:
Shows are Friday, December 14, 2018, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8PM  and a matinee performance on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2PM. Saturday evening’s performance is preceded by a Gala (From 5:30PM-7PM) meet the cast pre-show package. The Gala fee of $50.00 includes the price of Saturday’s admission, h’oderves, meet and greet with the cast, light entertainment, and two drinks!  Come dressed to impress and have fun with this amazing new partnership.

December 14-15, 2018 @ 8PM & December 16, 2018 @ 2PM

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Tartuffe

Start date: January 18, 2019

End date: February 2, 2019

Time: Fri. & Sat. 8PM; Sun. 2PM

Location: Western Reserve Playhouse

Tartuffe by Moliere

January 18 – February 2, 2019

Fri. & Sat. 8 PM; Sun. 2 PM

 

 

 

The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe—a fraud and a pious imposter—has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnificently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon, and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary.

The Bridges of Madison County

Start date: March 1, 2019

End date: March 16, 2019

Time: Fri. & Sat. 8 PM; Sun 6:30 PM

The Bridges of Madison County
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Musical Directed: Byran Bird & Dave Stebbins

MARCH 1 – 16, 2019
Fri. & Sat. 8 PM; Sun 6:30 PM

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

Emma

Start date: April 19, 2019

End date: May 4, 2019

Emma by Jane Austen
Adapted by Michael Bloom
Directed by: Keith Stevens

April 19 – May 4, 2019

Fri. & Sat. 8 PM; Sun. 2 PM
A highly theatrical adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s greatest novels. Pledging never to marry, the mischievous Emma Woodhouse is nevertheless the “matchmaker of Highbury.” Her newest project, Harriet Smith, has already received a proposal, but Emma insists she marry the eligible vicar Mr. Elton, while, an older family friend, Mr. Knightly, warns her to give up matchmaking. When Emma discovers Mr. Elton is more interested in her, she is forced to fend him off and find another suitor for Harriet. Highbury welcomes two new guests, a mysterious Jane Fairfax and the charming Frank Churchill, and Emma finds herself falling just a little in love with him. Ultimately, she decides that Frank is better suited to Harriet, but when she suggests the match, Emma is astonished to discover that Harriet has fallen for Mr. Knightly. A horrified Emma suddenly realizes she has always been in love with Mr. Knightley. In the end, all is set right as Frank reveals his secret engagement to Jane, Harriet receives a second offer from her first beau, and Mr. Knightley proposes to the deliriously happy Emma.