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The Divine Sister
God of Carnage
Next To Normal
The Normal Heart
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by Charles Busch
directed by Matt Austin
produced by Kerry Bulson & Sara Mariano
This March no nun, whether singing or flying, will be spared and no Marys left un-hailed when TBTA presents the first show of their 2014 season; Charles Busch's THE DIVINE SISTER directed by Matt Austin. Show Times are Fri. & Sat. nights at 8PM from March 7th-22nd (March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22) as well as a matinee on Sunday, March 16th @ 2pm. Tickets are $20 general admission / $15 for students with ID.
The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. Evoking such films as The Song of Bernadette, The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun and Agnes of God, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica’s indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious nun visiting from the Mother House in Berlin, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie, Die!, Psycho Beach Party and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
Agnes – Melanie Romano
Sister Walburga –Kelly Mullins
Sister Acacius – Jody Bayer
Mother Superior – Kevin McDonough
Mrs. Levinson – Mary Shuldman
Jeremy/ Brother Venerius – Michael Wright
Timothy – Desirae Carle
There will be a free preview for area Senior Citizens on Thursday, March 6 at 8PM.
Please note: Adult Language & Content
Our lobby will feature the art of Ken Musselman throughout the run of The Divine Sister. Ken created the painting above just for us! He will also be showing several farm scenes. Join us on opening night to meet the artist!
Special Offer: Ken has generously offered a special limited edition print of The Divine Sister to benefit TBTA! 11x17 full color posters are $20.00 each. Order your print at the theater or by emailing email@example.com.
Visit Ken's web site: www.KenMusselman.com for information about his work.
TBTA's resident improv troupe 17 Debacles will returne with fun nights full of new games, old favorites and some unexpected surprises. As always, tickets are just $10 at the door. Members of '17 Debacles' performing in each show to be announced.
More information coming soon....
by Yasmina Reza
directed by Maureen Trotto
scenic design by Duane E Langenwalter
produced by Kristin Hoose & Lou Okell
stage manager Mensah Robinson
Elizabeth Young • Christopher Bird • Reesa Roccapriore • Alex Echevarria
Following a playground fight between two boys, their parents meet to discuss the incident. But a rational discussion among adults quickly devolves into a childish evening of name-calling, tears and tantrums.
book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey
music by Tom Kitt
directed by Michael Burnett
produced by Meg Jones
Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
NEXT TO NORMAL tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
Auditions for 4 men and 2 women to be held in March/April
by Noel Coward
directed by Erik Tonner
produced by Andrew Okell & Karen E Steckler
This classic British farce from Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine who hosts a seance as research for a new book. All goes well until the ghost of his first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, is called up by the “happy medium” Madame Arcati.
BLITHE SPIRIT was written and originally performed during the London Blitz and was an instant success. Its send up of death and the spirit world appealed to the war weary British. With physical comedy and sharp wit, Coward leads the audience from a simple dinner party to a world of chaos where nothing is as it seems.
The title of the play comes from Shelley's “Ode to a Skylark”:
Auditions for 2 men and 5 women to be held in June.
by Larry Kramer
directed by David Bass
produced by Lou Okell
The story of a city in denial, THE NORMAL HEART unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence. A quarter-century after it was written, this outrageous, unflinching, and totally unforgettable look at the sexual politics of New York during the AIDS crisis remains one of the theatre’s most powerful evenings ever.
Larry Kramer’s landmark play about love, AIDS and New York in the 1980s, is a cry for everyone to do their part and take action against HIV and AIDS.
“Thank you for coming to see our play. Please know that everything in The Normal Heart happened. There were and are real people who lived and spoke and died, and are presented here as best I could.” - Larry Kramer
Auditions for 9 men and 1 woman are tentatively scheduled for Aug. 17 & 18.
As a non-profit, all volunteer community theatre, we rely on the support of businesses and individuals who share our passion for the arts and our commitment to provide quality programs at affordable prices. We are happy to offer the following benefits to our sponsors, subscribers and members:
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This year, your advertising dollars go even further: Advertise in ALL 5 SHOWS for the same price as our 2013 season advertisement rate! Download the rate sheet: TBTA2014_AD.pdf
• Vivid Events Disc Jockey/Lighting
• Aldis - The Travel Planner
• Carol Hoose Tax Service
• Ken Musselman Fine Art Paintings
• MathZap Tutoring
Season Subscriptions For Two:
Janet & Steve Betz
Stacy & Laurie Boxer
Annette & Brent Crozier
Jim & Marie Sweeney
Diane & Rick Toth
Imelda O'Gara Roth
2014 Board of Directors:
Michael Burnett, president & artistic director
Brian Casella, technical director
Carol Hoose, treasurer
Kristin Hoose, secretary
Margaret Teed Jones, vice president
Karen E. Steckler