2020-2021 Theater Season
Fall Experimental: War of the Worlds
LIVE Performances "Drive-in" Style Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th
"Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now available to bring to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences. The reading will be available as both a sound file and a vieo file where actors will be filmed at the reading, dressed in period clothing and using period props."
Fall Play: An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe
Streaming Date: Friday,October 30th + Saturday, October 31st
"This production will explore creative retellings of Edgar Allen Poe's greatest works including The Raven, The Tell Tale Heart and Annabel Lee. The performance includes a collection of works from both original adaptations along with selections from Poe’s Midnight Dreary by Richard McElvain".
Winter Experimental: BHS LIVE From Home
Written by: YOU!
Show Dates: January 28th, 29th and 30th
Students will be writing their own sketches and monologues, A la SNL LIVE from Home. If you are interested in writing but not performing, please reach out to Pnowak@barrington220.org for more details!
Winter Play: Clue on Stage: High School Edition
Written by: Jonathan Lynn
Show Dates: February 4th, 5th and 6th
"Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!"
Musical: Songs For a New World
Music and Lyrics by: Jason Robert Brown
Show Dates: April 29th, 30th, May 1st and 2nd
"It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage. With a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre."