Wait Until Dark
Directed by Bobby Bermea
September 5 - October 5, 2014
All Susan wants is a little protection from things that go bump in the night. Too bad her whole world is night. Now a murderous psychopath wants something she's got. She's trapped, she's alone... and she's blind. Wait Until Dark features Northwest Classical company member Clara Hillier as Susan joined by a collection of familiar faces like Heath Koerschgen, Tom Mounsey, and Steve Vanderzee, and welcomes new guest artists Sam Dinkowitz and Kate Thresher. Director Bobby Bermea is at the helm of this thriller in his NWCTC debut.
Henry VI, parts II and III
Directed by Barry Kyle
December 5, 2014 - January 4, 2015
The Wars of the Roses are in full bloom, and the crown of King Henry IV is ready to be plucked by jostling politicians. The Duke of York and his sons, pitted against the militant Queen Margaret and the Lancastrians, volley power by body count in this Civil War. Meanwhile King Henry is unable to bring peace to his land or to himself.
Esteemed guest director Barry Kyle returns to the Shoebox with his original cut of Henry VI parts 2 and 3, prequel to Richard III, which he directed in 2013. Mr. Kyle is an Honorary Associate Director for the Royal Shakespeare Company and first Artistic Director for the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. This production stars many of the NWCTC acting company, including the last performance by Grant Turner as Artistic Director of the company he founded 17 years ago.
A Co-Production with Cygnet Productions
Directed by Elizabeth Huffman
February 27 - March 29, 2015
Mary Stuart by Peter Oswald is a brilliant adaptation of the classic play by Friedrich Von Schiller. Nominated for 7 Tony awards in 2009, this taut political thriller examines the cost of choosing between power and love. Mary Stuart, a staunch Catholic, is imprisoned in England—nominally for the murder of her husband, Darnley, but actually because she has pushed her claim to the throne of England currently held by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth's advisors urge her to sign the death warrant before Mary's supporters succeed. The pen is poised when a request from Mary to meet her in person arrives, offering Elizabeth a possible way out and a chance to meet her famously beautiful cousin who threw her power away for love.
Starring two multi-award winning actresses, Luisa Sermol as Mary and Lorraine Bahr as Elizabeth, with a cast of NWCTC favorites, you will not want to miss this powerful and exciting production.
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
Directed by Brenan Dwyer
May 22 - June 21, 2015
When Shakespearean scholar Constance Ledbelly takes a tumble down her wastebasket, she winds up down a theatrical rabbit hole in the plays of Romeo and Juliet and Othello. Then the plots begin to change: an Amazonian Desdemona teams up with Iago; Juliet and Romeo weary of marriage. Constance must find the true author of these plot twists. But who could that be?
This action-packed comedy adventure is the on-stage directorial debut of company member Brenan Dwyer. While honoring our company’s classical repertoire, this contemporary romp concludes our ambitious season of change and growth.