October 31-November 15, 2014
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Mark Littlejohn
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) has been revised for 2014. This irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays features madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride.
January 30-February 14, 2015
The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Thomas D. Perrine
The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London in the late 19th century. A horribly deformed young man, he was found abandoned and admitted for observation to a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a respected doctor, Merrick changed from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he could become a man like any other was a dream never to be realized.
March 27-April 11, 2015
Tallgrass’ Second Annual Dream Project: Independence by Lee Blessing
Featuring actors Mary Bricker and Becky Scholtec
Directed by Maxwell Schaeffer
Independence is the powerful, disturbing study of a family divided against itself. The setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, at the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, has come home at the request of her sister, Jo, who is concerned for Evelyn’s mental health. Kess wants to cut her family ties once and for all; Jo, a longtime virgin, has now become pregnant; while youngest daughter Sherry, salty-tongued and amoral, wants only to finish high school and leave home for good. In the end, each realizes that she must find her own heaven—or hell—in her own way.