Classic Stage Company announce new season


Classic Stage Company has announced three plays for its upcoming 45th Season. The company's 2011-2012 season will feature Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, and William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.


The plays will be presented in the following season order:
Casting announcements and specific dates for each production will be forthcoming.

The Cherry Orchard
by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Andrei Belgrader
Cast: John Turturro and Dianne Wiest, with further casting to be announced.
Date: 9 Nov - 18 Dec 2011.

Synopsis: An aristocratic Russian woman and her family return to the family's estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard). Despite receiving warnings that the estate is about to be auctioned to pay debts, the family behaves as if their future is secure..

By Bertolt Brecht
Director: Brian Kulick
Cast: F. Murray Abraham (Galileo), with further casting to be announced.
Dates: 1 Feb - 11 Mar 2012

Synopsis:Tells the story of Galileo's conflict with the Catholic Church over his scientific communities, and asks was he a coward who compromised his beliefs? or a wise man whoy knew when to speak and when to remain silent.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Director: Tony Speciale
Cast: Bebe Neuwirth (Titania)
Dates: 28 Mar - 6 May 2012

Synopsis: On an enchanted summer's evening four young lovers find themselves entangled in a bewildering game of lust and longing. In a magical forest where a powerful fairy king and queen are at war nothing is as it seems as mischievous spirits run riot, confusion reigns and love conquers all.

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