By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Rick Kuhlman
Jan 25 - Feb 24
Winner of the Pulitzer
Prize for Drama in 1942, this classic comedy by Thornton
Wilder (Our Town) follows the Antrobus Family
as they survive the Ice Age, the Great Flood and the
Apocalypse, all by the skin of their teeth. A velociraptor
and a mammoth, a fortune teller and a sexy upstairs
maid, a demanding stage manager and some audience participation,
all add up to a creative night in the theater.
Directed by Gai Jones
April 5 - April 28
Follow the Yellow Brick
Road to Ojai ACT for The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank
Baum's classic tale of little Dorothy and Toto whisked
away to Oz by a Kansas tornado and meeting up with a
Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Wicked Witch and so much more.
This is a fun musical version directed by Gai Jones
where kids share the stage with adults. In this 1942
version, follow your favorite characters on the way
to meet the mysterious wizard.
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon
By Paul Zindel
Directed by Steve
May 17 - June 16
The title is literally
a science project by one of two daughters of a single
mother who badgers her kids because of her own self-loathing.
Written by Paul Zindel, it was called "a great
human drama" by a New York critic, winning numerous
awards such as "Best American Play" and the
Pulitzer Prize for its power and insight about how beauty
and hope can emerge from "barren soil."
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein
Directed by Tracey Williams Sutton
July 12 - August 11
That fiddler on the
roof is a metaphor for survival, emphasizing tradition
and joy. This amazing musical topped them all in attendance
on Broadway, surpassing 3,000 performances, a record
it held for over ten years. It has won multiple Tonys
and retains its wonderful draw to this day with numerous
revivals. And no wonder, it's a warm story with great
songs about cultural traditions in a changing world.
Director Tracey Williams Sutton continues her string
of musical hits during our summer season.
by Tom Eubanks
August 31 - September 29
"Streetcar" not only revealed emerging culture
clashes and sexual mores in the South and elsewhere,
it changed acting, too, thanks to Marlon Brando's gritty
and realistic "method acting." Its power took
Broadway by storm and grabbed the Pulitzer Prize for
drama. Tom Eubanks returns to the Ojai ACT stage to
direct this American icon where there really was a streetcar
named Desire in New Orleans, which transported Blanche
DuBois to her fate.
by Bob Blough
November 30-December 22
"Miracle on 34th
Street" is coming to Montgomery Street and Ojai
ACT next December. This wonderful story about a 6-year-old
girl insisting that a Macy’s Department store
Santa named Kris Kringle is the "real" Santa
takes on all cynical nonbelievers. The issue ends up
in court where the judge has to decide if Kris is the
real Santa or "really nuts."
Curtain times for performances
8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Sundays
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