So how do you follow an amazing anniversary season that consists of revivals of some of the most popular and provocative shows you’re produced through your 20 year history? That’s the question we faced this year as we started to mold our upcoming season. As always, for sale our audiences will be the ultimate judge of our success, but we think we’ve come up with an amazing season to begin our second 20 years.
The season opens in October with a Halloween treat! The area premiere of Evil Dead: The Musical! Packed full of zombies, blood and chainsaws, Evil Dead: The Musical is every bit as campy and fun as the films that made Bruce Campbell famous. The zombies will be plentiful in this outrageous musical about a simple S-Mart employee who ends up saving the world from the undead.
For the holidays we’re bringing back everyone’s favorite holiday tale, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Drama. This will be the third year for this incredibly popular production which puts you in the studio audience of a live radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s Christmas classic. It’s a holiday treat you won’t want to miss!
In February, Falcon continues our alternating season of classic plays with The Elephant Man. Based on the famous historical case of a gentle, intelligent man so deformed that his only means of survival was as a freak-show exhibit, The Elephant Man explores the beautiful mind trapped inside his horribly afflicted body. Along the way, the lives David Merrick touches are forever changed.
We round out our regular season in May with Jane Alexander’s powerful play about the Iraq war, Flags. As we pass the 10 year memorial since the events of 9/11 that set so much in motion, we have chosen this amazing play about an American family that loses a son in Iraq. When a single act thrusts them into the national spotlight, they discover that the line between allies and enemies is not always drawn on a map.
In addition to our regular season, Falcon will also continue our Fourth Wall series again in 2010-2011 with 2 productions: The Last Five Years, a musical about relationships told in a truly unique way; and Fully Committed, a side-splitting comedy that is a tour de force for some actor playing over 30 characters!
So that’s the season! We hope you’ll join us for each and every play next year. Look for more information very soon about all the shows we have coming up. And in the meantime, don’t miss the rest of the current season as we return to Gilligan’s Island: The Musical and then revisit the gripping drama Down The Road.