“Lying in State,” David C. Hyer’s play based on the 2000 senatorial election in Missouri, will kick off the 2008-2009 season at Curtain Call Theatre, with performances Sept. 5 to Oct. 4.
“It’s a great show to watch right before the election,” said Curtain Call founder and artistic producer Carol Max. “We think it’s a great way to start out our season, and it’s one of five regional premieres that we’re really excited about.”
The other regional premieres are “Tom, Dick and Harry” (Dec. 5 to Jan. 3), “Sherlock Solo” (April 2 to 11), “Perfect Wedding” (June 12 to July 18) and “The Vows of Penelope Corelli” (July 31 to Aug. 22).
“Sherlock Solo” is the one-man play about Sherlock Holmes written and performed by Skidmore College professor Victor L. Cahn. The play opened in January of this year off-Broadway in New York City.
Curtain Call will present 10 productions in the new season, including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next,” which will be the second play up on the schedule, Oct. 17 to Nov. 22.
“The upcoming schedule combines a great mix of comedy and drama,” said Curtain Call resident director Steve Fletcher.
Individual tickets are $20, with the exception of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” which will have one performance only on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. Those tickets will be $25 per person and will include a champagne and dessert reception after the show.
For more information about the season, call 877-7529 or visit the Web site at www.curtaincalltheatre.com.
Sept. 5-Oct. 4: “Lying in State,” by David C. Hyer.
Oct. 17-Nov. 22: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey.
Dec. 5-Jan. 3, 2009: “Tom, Dick and Harry,” by Ray and Michael Cooney.
Jan. 16-Feb 13: “The Dining Room,” by A.R. Gurney.
Feb. 14: “Love Letters,” by A.R. Gurney.
Feb. 27-March 28: “Corpse,” by Gerald Moon.
April 2-11: “Sherlock Solo,” written and performed by Victor L. Cahn.
April 24-May 30: “Over the Tavern,” by Tom Dudzick.
June 12-18: “Perfect Wedding,” by Robin Hawdon.
July 31-Aug. 22: “The Vows of Penelope Corelli,” by Richard Vetere.