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Port City Playhouse Releases 2014-2015 Season

By • Feb 28th, 2014 • Category: News, Virginia

Port City Playhouse logoPort City Playhouse in Alexandria, Virginia, has released their planned 2014-2015 season:

Port City Playhouse provided these descriptions of each play:

An intense drama dealing with the themes of loss and grief, control and compulsion, love and forgiveness, Black Hole focuses on estranged family members coping with their mother’s recent death, their father’s hoarding, and their own feelings of resentment and the need for spiritual comfort.

Christopher Durang is well-known to audiences for his amusing parodies of theatrical conventions, and in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, he takes on the works of Anton Chekhov, transferring the setting from rural 19th Century Russia to contemporary Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Vanya and Sonia are an unmarried, middle-aged brother and sister living unfulfilled lives on a farm, supported financially by their sister Masha, a successful Broadway actress. Masha shows up with her much younger boyfriend Spike, and fulfillment is found in ways never imagined by Chekhov.

In Fool for Love, former sweethearts Eddie and May meet in a shabby motel room somewhere in the desert Southwest for a volatile reunion, while a mysterious Old Man observes and comments on the action. Fool for Love is Sam Shepard at his best, a raucous exploration of the pleasures, perils and consequences of sexual chemistry.

Lydia R. Diamond takes a wry but affectionate look at the unique experiences and attitudes of upper-income African-Americans in Stick Fly. The LeVay family – father, two adult sons with their girlfriends, and the housekeeper’s daughter, who is filling in while her mother is ill – gathers at their home on Martha’s Vineyard for their annual summer holiday. Personality clashes and revealed secrets make this anything but a relaxing family vacation.

More information may be found at the Port City Playhouse web site. Schedule is subject to change due to performance rights conflicts or other issues. Specific dates of performances and auditions are yet to be announced.

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