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Rogue Theatre Season of Plays
Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm MST
The Rogue Theatre’s 2018-19 Season of Plays
“Galileo” By Bertolt Brecht
September 6 – 23, 2018
Production Sponsors: Marianne & Bill Leedy
A fictionalized telling of the struggles of Galileo Galilei and his confirmation of the Copernican Model of the solar system and its cosmological and religious implications, resulting in a harrowing confrontation with the powerful Catholic Church. This play has been on our list for a long time because of its important message and vivid characters ranging from the Pope to street peddlars. In fact, there are over 60 characters in the play, and we’re excited that they will be played by a cast of 14 using 35 masks, specially designed for this production by master mask-maker Aaron Cromie.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time”
By Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon
November 1 – 18, 2018
Production sponsors: Joan Cook, in memory of Douglas Cook
In a rushing, shifting theatrical style, the story is told of a brilliant autistic boy of fifteen and his amateur investigation of the killing of a dog. He discovers a family secret and takes matters into his own hands, and eventually succeeds in his advanced math exam. The play was a huge hit on Broadway and in London in 2015, and we are excited to produce this heartfelt story “Rogue-style.”
“Much Ado About Nothing”
By William Shakespeare
January 10 – 27, 2019
Production sponsors: John Wahl & Mary Lou Forier
A classic duel of the sexes between two great figures of wit, Benedick and Beatrice. With a transfixing melodrama at its core, it has a cast of colorful characters: young lovers, mature lovers, an older generation, comic rustics, and a gang of sinister but incompetent villains. In recent years, we’ve been exploring many of the great Shakespeare tragedies and this will be a welcome change. Much Ado is one of the most ebullient and lovely of all of Shakespeare’s plays and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you.
“The Secret in the Wings”
By Mary Zimmerman
February 28 – March 17, 2019
Production sponsors: Barbara Martinsons & Larry Boutis
Through the frame of a modern telling of Beauty and the Beast, seven other fairy tales are enacted in the setting of a basement play space. Rich and phantasmagoric, the play evokes an air of danger, both physical and sexual, along with a triumph of love. We love Mary Zimmerman’s magical plays – her portrayal of mystery and beauty – and we couldn’t resist returning to her for our season of “Looking for the Truth.”
By Arthur Miller
April 25 – May 12, 2019
Production sponsors: Pat & John Hemann
Miller’s defiant response to the McCarthy era hearings and the ruined lives left in its wake. Set in Colonial Massachusetts, this retelling of the Salem witch trials shows us John and Elizabeth Proctor caught up in the fury and paranoia over the hazards of accepting accusation as conviction. This play is extraordinarily crafted, and the tensions and difficult questions in the play seem especially relevant.
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