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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..

Galileo
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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