How The Other Half Lovesis a clever, hilarious and beautifully crafted play, which juggles time and space to present the lives and loves of three married couples. Like all of Ayckbourn's comedies it is about the precise interaction of sex and class in modern society. Ayckbourn plays games overlapping two distinct households: one, the posh, upper-class Fosters; the other, the messy, middle-class Phillipses at the same time.
by Gerald Sibleyras, translated byTom Stoppard
November 10 - December 3
Heroesis set in August 1959 in a home for retired military men, somewhere in France'. The play takes place outside on a terrace in the garden of a convent hospital where Philippe and Henri are hatching a plan to escape.
Rose Colored Glass
By Sue Bigelow and Janice Goldberg
January 26 - February 18
Set in 1938 Chicago,Rose Colored Glasstakes place in the back rooms of Lady O'Riley's pub and Rose Fleishman's delicatessen. Their disparate worlds, separated by much more than the alley between their kitchens, are about to collide.
And a Nightingale Sang
By C.P. Taylor
April 6 – 29
This bitter-sweet comedy follows the course of World War II as experienced by a working-class family in Newcastle, each scene being opened by a member of the family addressing the audience or singing a song of the period. This story of the family's personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys suggests, perhaps, the reason why, with all the perils and troubles besieging it, the human race will continue to survive.
The Cemetery Club
By Ivan Menchell
June 1 – June 24
YOU'LL DIE LAUGHING…The Cemetery Club, with shades of The Golden Girls, is a hysterically funny, moving, comedy. Ida, Lucille, and Doris are three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. A chance meeting with a local widower leads these three friends to question what it means to honor the past while finding the courage to move ahead into th