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Escape from the mad doctor before getting trapped in an insane asylum.

August 9 - 13, 2017
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
directed by Robert Wiene
written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer
featuring live music by Tom Teasley


A dangerous hypnotist uses a sleepwalker to commit murder in this quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema. Set in a jagged urban landscape and told with iconic visual style, this horror film reveals the fine line between sanity and madness. Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley returns for a third time to create a powerful live underscore for Constellation's silent film series.

Run Time: 1:30
no intermission

     
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Dive into a decadent soiree but break out before passions ignite.

September 21 - October 29, 2017
The Wild Party
Book, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the Poem by Joseph Moncure March
directed by Allison Arkell Stockman

Lovers Queenie and Burrs fan the flames of their romance by throwing the ultimate bash in their Manhattan apartment. The parade of colorful guests includes a provocative stranger named Black who catches Queenie's eye and sparks Burrs' jealousy. Riding waves of booze and pulsating music, everyone abandons their inhibitions. This steamy prohibition tale of passion and insatiable appetites features a sensational score including jazz, vaudeville and gospel numbers. Winner of the 2000 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Musical.

Partially Developed and Received Readings at The O'Neil Theater Center during the 1997 National Music Theatre Conference Originally Produced in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club

Run Time: 2:30
plus intermission

   

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Travel the span of time to save your family from extinction.

January 11 - February 18, 2018
The Skin of Our Teeth
by Thornton Wilder
directed by Mary Hall Surface

The Eternal Family is made up of George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years), their two children Gladys and Henry (perfect in every way), and the maid Sabina (the archetypal seductress). Together they survive an ice age, The Flood and an apocalyptic war. Far ahead of its time, this tragicomedy breaks away from established theatrical conventions and mixes farce, burlesque, satire and absurdism. Featuring a woolly mammoth and a dinosaur as the family pets, an Atlantic City fortuneteller, and a bomb shelter brimming with books, this epic saga is hilarious and inspiring. Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama.

Run Time: 2:45
includes two intermissions


   
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Resist the political tyrant and protect an innocent life.

April 12 - May 13, 2018
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Bertolt Brecht
in an English translation by Alistair Beaton
directed by Allison Arkell Stockman
with Live Music by Tom Teasley

Caught in a social revolution, a young servant girl named Grusha promises her heart to a soldier on his way into battle. Soon the city is aflame and Grusha risks everything and becomes a refugee to save an abandoned baby. She must tiptoe across a precarious rope bridge strung across a gaping chasm in order to escape the enemy. In this corrupt and violent world, Grusha relies on compassion and perseverance to begin her own family. Brecht's epic adventure tale features vivid characters, high stakes scenarios and live music.

Run Time: 2:30
includes intermission

     
         
 
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