SEASON 50: What Dreams May Come

TAM’s Season 50 is bursting with works to make you laugh, cry, gasp, ponder, and experience a sense of wonder. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and classic comedies, our Golden Anniversary with sparkle and shimmer all season long.


Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare | Directed by Catherine Weidner
Sponsored by Christine & David Heckman
In Shakespeare’s only domestic comedy, laughter reigns supreme and feminine wisdom triumphs over jealous husbands, confused lovers, and one corpulent knight. Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor in need of money. Instead of searching for work, he plots to woo not one, but two wealthy women. Disguises and complications abound as the two women teach Falstaff a loving lesson with manipulative messengers, secret scandals, and a flurry of forgiveness.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare | Directed by Dawn McAndrews
Sponsored by Elaine & George Keyes
In the wake of his father’s abrupt death, Hamlet returns home to find his personal and political world turned upside down—his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne, and a world seemingly gone insane. When his father’s ghost appears and demands vengeance, the desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig | Directed by Matthew Arbour
Sponsored by DR Struck Landscape Nursery and Eaton Peabody Foundation
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from “elementary” the truth can be.

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage | Directed by Josiah Davis
Sponsored by Leon Bresloff & Mary Bayer
In 1905, an African American seamstress supports herself by creating exquisite lingerie for wealthy Manhattan clients. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love that she’s yearned for, but it is nothing like she expected. This historical romance by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage creates a portrait of a young woman’s determination and the true meaning of intimacy.

Murder for Two Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair & Book and Music by Joe Kinosian | Directed by Adam P. Blais
Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all of the suspects. And they both play the piano! A zany blend of musical comedy and madcap mystery, this fast and funny whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. The perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder!

FAMILY SHOW
The Jungle Book based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling | Directed by Ryan Vincent Anderson
Sponsored by Austin Associates
Follow the rambunctious and curious man cub Mowgli and his adopted jungle family: Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. This fast-paced retelling keeps audiences at the edge of their seats as Mowgli tries to escape the clutches of the evil Shere Kahn and find the true meaning of home.

FALL SHOW
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen adapted by Dawn McAndrews
Sponsored by Granite Hill Estates
Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. Marianne and Elinor Dashwood could not be more different. Marianne is exuberant, impetuous, and recklessly romantic. Elinor is practical, thoughtful, and confoundingly reserved. Through a series of romantic misadventures the girls come to realize that the key to happiness may not lie in fiery passion or strict reason—but somewhere in between.


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