From surfing psychos to melodic Biblical parables, from crazy families to the pitfalls of dating, Theatre of Dare's 24th season promises a little something for everyone. You won't want to miss our most adventurous season yet!
October 17-26, 2014
Psycho Beach Party
by Charles Busch
Directed by Jimmie Lee Brooks III
“Gidget”, Frankie and Annette beach party epics and Hitchcock psychological suspense thrillers such as “Spellbound” and “Marnie” are given a shotgun marriage. Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. Among them is a black check out girl, an elderly radio talk show hostess, a male model named Steve and the accounting firm of Edelman and Edelman. Her most dangerous alter ego is a sexually voracious vixen named Ann Bowman who has nothing less than world domination on her mind.
March 6-15, 2015
Book by John Michael Tebalak
Music by Stephen Schwartz
Based on The Gospel of St. Matthew
Directed by Don Bridge
Musical Director Gretchen Bender
This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. The cast are conceived as clowns, improvising scenery and costumes, and using many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events.
January 23-February 1, 2015
You Can't Take It With You
by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Directed by Gail Hutchison
One of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. The basic theme of the play is timeless focus on conformity versus individuality in the search for human happiness. The characters who live in the Sycamore house are unique and eccentric. The play is about happiness, what it means to be an individual, and the basic meaninglessness of our every day worries in contrast to the "Big Picture." Each character is beautifully crafted by the playwrights from Grandpa to the I.R.S. Man. It is hilariously funny, touching, charming, and filled with truth.
April 24-May 3, 2015
by Bo Wilson
Directed by Jon Bender
A contemporary comedy conceived and written for three actors and simple scenic demands, the play charts the course of a lost soul named Harold, who is seeking the one truth that will solve his problematic relationships with the fair sex. In the course of the play, Harold solicits the advice of a variety of well-meaning men and women, all of whom are played by the same two actors, which adds a lot of fun to things.