Million Dollar Quartet
Runs September 12 – September 24
Based on a legendary night on December 4, 1956 when rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash participated in a star-studded jam session at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. This smash-hit musical inspired by that famed recording session features a score of hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” ” Who Do You Love?,” and more.
Runs October 31 – November 12
The play, a Pulitzer Prize winning drama, considers questions of identity and religion in the contemporary world. A successful Pakistani American lawyer, who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder, enjoys a comfortable life with his white American wife, a talented artist influenced by Islamic imagery. He is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But when his Muslim heritage is questioned by a white Jewish friend and his African American wife, his life begins to unravel; A celebratory dinner with friends leads to a fiery debate on prejudice, identity and faith.
The Jungle Book
Runs December 5 – December 17
Greg Banks’ play adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories has a great sense of adventure and playfulness. In this coming of age story, Mowgli, a child called a “man cub” by the creatures of the forest, is raised by wolves and by Baloo the sloth bear and Bagheera the black panther. They protect this human innocent as best they can from Shere Khan, the hungry tiger who wants to eat him. But when some monkeys trick Mowgli and imprison him, vultures carry the news to his would-be rescuers, including the hypnotizing python Kaa.
Crees in the Caribbean
Runs January 30 – February 11
The play is a heart warming comedy of two middle-aged First Nations seniors, Evie and Cecil, on their very first trip out of the country. The couple’s children have sent them on a second honeymoon to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Evie and Cecil reminisce and bicker as they discuss their past experiences, tourism and old age. They form a bond with Manuela, the courteous housekeeper at their hotel, and help her navigate some of the troublesome situations she finds herself in.
Of Human Bondage
Runs March 6 – March 18
Of Human Bondage is a grand story of lust, unrequited love, and the pursuit of beauty. When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn’t all that interested in Philip, but rather in flattery, possessions, and security. Yet Philip, in a powerful haze of passion and pride, obsessively pursues Mildred despite the anguish and emotional carnage that repels and binds then at all costs.
Here on the Flight Path
Runs April 10 – April 22
Here On The Flightpath is an insightful comedy of male-female relationships. It is an hilarious look at one man’s relationships with three attractive women. John, who is divorced from his wife, is a long-time resident of the Canadian Aurora Terrace Apartments, which are a mile from downtown and on the flight path of a busy airport. The man’s social life is built around his buddies and the ever changing tenants, particularly the unattached women, who move into the apartment with the terrace adjoining his.
Magnus Theatre announces new Artistic Director
Kathleen Lynch, President of the Board of Magnus Theatre, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Thom Currie as the new Artistic Director of Magnus Theatre. Mr. Currie will work with the current Artistic Director Mario Crudo who is scheduled to leave the post on Nov. 5, 2016. They will work together for the first two plays of the season allowing Mr. Currie time to familiarize himself with the workings of Magnus Theatre and to plan for his first season line-up for the 2017-2018 season.