Thursday, February 23 I Winter Indulgence 2012 Winter Indulgence is finally here! A night of whiskey, beer, chocolate and jazz. Buying tickets in advance is the best and safest way of making sure you get to try everything The Grafton Pub has to offer. Because the first hour is exclusively for those who pay in advance you won’t run the risk of missing out! Get to the Grafton Pub early and remember, you can follow our pairings or use your tickets to buy whatever you like! Please visit The Grafton’s website for more details.
Starts Friday, February 24 I We Have Always Lived in the Castle Scandal forced the Blackwood sisters and their invalid uncle into seclusion from their rural New England community. The three remain happily isolated from the outside world until the unexpected arrival of an estranged relative, which forces them into a confrontation with everyone and everything they had sought to avoid in the first place. “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” is a compelling exploration of provincialism, the dark side of family ties, and the supernatural.
Friday, February 24 to Sunday, March 11 I Lost & Found: A Recycled Circus Last year’s runaway hit, “Lost and Found: A Recycled Circus” returns to The Actors Gymnasium! A collaborative original work by Co-Artistic Directors Larry DiStasi and Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, together with an amazing team of designers and performers, this circus production explores the world of second-hand treasure. Cast-off junk and cast-off characters are saved in this show and given thrilling, new life.
Friday, February 24 to Saturday, March 10 I My Kinda Town Blankenship’s “My Kinda Town” is a farcical comedy which follows two Chicago best friends and roommates, Tony and Drew. Tony is an up and coming musical theater actor while Drew, a down on his luck writer, battles writer’s block by writing crossword puzzles for The Times. When Tony lands the lead in a sure-fire hit musical, “My Kinda Town,” a role that could help him fulfill his dream of bringing his theatrical talents away from Chicago to New York, Drew begins scheming up ways to keep Tony in town. The hopelessly romantic girl next door, an agent with ambition of his own, and a surprise visit from Tony’s mother, who cares just a little too much, punctuate this romp about friendship, ambition, and the places between.
Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 I Hamlet and Eggs: A Scrambled Shakespeare Adventure! Intrepid young actors must tackle Shakespeare’s classic text AND find the secret to their scrambled scenes! Juliet has a run-in with Hamlet! Romeo fends off the lovesick Rosalind! Macbeth’s Witches conjure Midsummer’s Puck? Only one man can “write” these wrongs but he’s nowhere to be found! Join Fury Theater and the Shakespeare All-Stars in this kid-friendly interactive Shakespeare whodunit! Literature, learning and laughs for the whole family.
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