Falcon is excited to announce our 2015-2016 season of plays! We think its a fantastic slate and we’re excited to share it with our audiences. So without further ado, here is the list:
The Mystery Plays
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
The Mystery Plays is two interrelated one acts. In the first play, The Filmmaker’s Mystery, Joe Manning, a director of horror films, survives a terrible train wreck—only to be haunted by the ghost of Nathan West, one of the passengers who didn’t survive. As the police investigate Joe, he investigates Nathan, desperate to understand why he survived and what Nathan’s specter could possible want. In the second play, Ghost Children, Abby Gilly travels to a small town in rural Oregon to make peace with the man who brutally murdered her parents and younger sister sixteen years earlier. The man—the murderer—is her older brother. Like the original medieval mystery plays, The Mystery Plays wrestles with the most profound of human ideas: the mysteries of death, the afterlife, religion, faith, and forgiveness—in a uniquely American way.
by Geoffrey Nauffts
Next Fall takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, Next Fall goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.
Prelude To A Kiss
by Craig Lucas
At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it’s too late.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
by Martin McDonagh
Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, The Beauty Queen Of Leenane tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen’s first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s terrifying dénouement.
Gutenberg The Musical
by Anthony King and Scott Brown
In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project – a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract – fulfilling their ill-advised dreams.
Show dates are still to be announced but they will be coming soon. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
Falcon welcomes Womens Way and Tightrope Productions as they bring their highly acclaimed The Breeze Bends The Grass to Falcon Theatre as part of our Fourth Wall series.
Three nights only: March 5, 6 & 7 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now through our Purchase Tickets link. This will certainly sell out quickly so don’t wait!
“… Rocked my world!” - WNC Woman Magazine
“..Soaring..powerful!” - Las Vegas Review-Journal
In 1915, there were a handful of women artists. Four of them changed the rules: Painter Marie Goth; Metal Artist Janet Payne Bowles; Landscape Artist Selma Steele; and Ceramacists, The Overbeck Sisters.
At turns poignant and hilarious, The Breeze Bends the Grass is a musical and visual pastiche of the lives and struggles of women artists amidst the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century and is the collaboration of three award-winning writers: composer, Krista Detor; author, Arbutus Cunningham and playwright T.K. Lee. The director, Danielle Bruce and cast of performers are stellar and this traveling show is funded, in part, by the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant and Women’s Way.
The Cover Of Life opens on April 10th and tickets are on sale now and going fast. Get your tickets now to see this amazing story of the women back home during the second World War.
When the 3 Cliffert brothers go off to fight in World War II, their young wives move in with the boy’s mother to keep the home fires burning for the duration of the war. When Life Magazine decides it would make a good cover story, their lives are invaded by up and coming reporter Kate Miller. As Kate collects information for her story all the women learn more about themselves and each other. Warm, affecting and funny, this is a play that offers plenty to talk about and will send audiences home feeling like they’ve gotten to visit another time in American history.
Directed by Tracy M. Schoster
Kate Miller: Tara Williams
Aunt Ola Cliffert: Holly Sauerbrunn
Addie Mae McGough: Kristy Rucker
Tood Cliffert: Gretchen Reinersman
Weetsie Cliffert: Lisa Dirkes
Sybil Harrist-Cliffert: Merritt Beischel
Tommy Cliffert: Jared Earland
Performance Dates: April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2015
Due to the inclement weather, we’ve decided to keep our actors AND fans safe and warm this evening and are canceling tonight’s 8 p.m. performance of In the Heat of the Night.
We’ll be adding a performance this Thursday, 2/26 at 8 p.m. Our Box Office will call anyone with a reservation to reschedule their tickets for next week.
Take care, and see you soon!
Opening weekend of this taut classic played to sold out houses! Thank you for making our opening such a huge success.
“Falcon Theatre has a hit on their hands with this satisfying, bluesy noir-esque production of one of America’s classic stories. I strongly suggest you get tickets before they sell out.” – thesappycritic.com
“Startlingly resonant…” – The New York Times
In The Heat of the Night runs through February 28. Get tickets through the Purchase Tickets link to the right or on our Tickets & Info page.
It’s 1962. A hot August night lies heavy over the small town of Argo, Alabama. A dead white man is discovered and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. The police discover that their prime suspect is in fact a homicide detective from California. As it happens, Tibbs becomes the racially-tense community’s single hope in solving a brutal murder that is turning up no witnesses, no motives, and no clues.
We’re excited that Derek Snow, who was last seen in 2013’s Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, returns to Falcon to portray Tibbs and Mike Hall, last seen in The 39 Steps, will portray Gillespie. Rounding out the cast is a group of Falcon veterans and talented new faces to the Falcon stage. We can’t wait for you to see this important show that is far more relevant today than we even imagined when we picked the show a year ago.
“The play is taut and startlingly resonant, even as it deals with events taking place nearly 50 years ago. Pelfrey’s work is economical and uncompromising…suspenseful, thrilling, and stunningly theatrical.” – Nytheatre.com
Directed by Ed Cohen
Tibbs – Derek Snow
Gillespie – Michael Hall
Sam – Simon Powell
Pete – Dan Maloney
Melanie – Dee Anne Bryll
Noreen – Allison Evans
Coroner/Mayor – Terry Gosdin
Oberst/Purdy – Tom Peters
Ralph/Kaufman – Jamie Ball
Tatum/Endicott/Jennings – Rich Setterberg
In the Heat of the Night runs February 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 2015 at Falcon Theatre in Newport. Get your tickets by clicking on the Purchase Ticket button to your left.