is proud to announce 2012-2013 Season
A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
by Tony Kuashner . Susanna Morrow, director
September 28-30 and October 3-6
In this dark comedy, an idealistic group of actors, writers, and filmmakers naively assume they can stop Hitler’s juggenaut through art and political action. As they slowly realize they are losing to the Nazis – and that their lives are at risk – the friends must choose the paths they’ll take: resistance, compromise, exile, or compliance. The play examines the nature of evil and the role of the artist as activist.
Adapted from Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST
Roberto Prestigiacomo, director
Produced with Stieren Guest Artist Teatro del Drago
November 9-11 and 14-17
Created by the 2012-13 Stieren Guest Artist Teatro del Drago from Ravenna, Italy, and Roberto Prestigiacomo, LA TEMPESTA re-tells this magical story through the use of puppets, marionettes and shadow theatre. La Tempesta promises to be visually stunning, entertaining, and novelty never seen on the stages of San Antonio.
by Tom Stoppard . Stacey Connelly, director
February 15-17 and 20-23
On an idyllic country estate in Derbyshire, England, a 13 year-old genius and her tutor are about to make history with a brilliant mathematical proof, now lost to history. In the same location, two hundred years later, rival authors – a popular historian and a self-promoting academic – are in a mad, lusty, and hilarious race to uncover that secret. Considered Stoppard’s master work.
THE CRAZY LOCOMOTIVE
by Stanislaw Witkiewicz . Kyle Gillette, director
April 12-14 and 17-20
Set aboard the engine room of a train hurtling toward its destruction, THE CRAZY LOCOMOTIVE both parodies and embodies the artistic movement of futurism as well as Einstein’s theory of relativity and the melodramatic conventions of silent film. Provocative, absurd, and hilarious, the play asks big questions about the progress of industrial civilization and the fatal course of history.