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Nooses Off
March 2,3,4 and 9,10,11; Rowan County Arts Center
written by Don Zolidis
directed by Roger Fischer and assisted by Glen Teager

An amateur theater company's whodunit hurtles toward opening night -- but the real mystery is whether the cast and crew can get this disaster to curtain call. It won't be easy when the costume designer is bent on revenge, the actors are wrapped up in a revolving door of "showmances", one suitcase plays the role of nine, and the playwright won't admit that Nine Little Indians might owe a little something to Agatha Christie. The best seat in the house is backstage on opening night in this full-throttled comedy farce sure to bring the house down with laughter!

 

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The Crucible
July 6,7,8 and 13,14,15; Rowan County Arts Center
written by Arthur Miller
directed by J.D.Reeder

Truly an American classic, Arthur Miller's taut drama about the relentless Puritan purge of what was perceived as witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society. The Crucible won the Tony Award for best play in 1953 and was first produced when the country was struggling with the worst excesses of McCarthyism in the years following World War II. Once again, in our time, Miller's powerfully-drawn characters and their struggle with oppression remind us that the war for freedom of conscience never ends.

"A play of granite and fire." -- The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

 

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Assassins
November 2,3,4 and 9,10,11; Rowan County Arts Center
written by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Krys Lynam

"Everybody's got the right to be happy..." or so the extraordinary real-life cast of characters in Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical believe. This tour de force is not just about assassination of U.S. presidents, it's about the individuals who attempted or achieved horrible notoriety in committing an awful act. Most of us, if we know their names at all, know them for this single act alone. Relevant, alarmingly funny, and provocative, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. Come meet the assassins and would-be assassins who connect, interact and inspire each other to harrowing deeds in the name of the "American dream."

 

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