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Pride and Prejudice by Janet Munsil, adapted from the novel by Jane Austendirector Charlie Sexton January 16-25, 2020Performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturday matinees at 2:00pm A delightful comedy of manners written just over 200 years ago, this beloved classic of British literature brought to the stage with Janet Munsil’s adaptation captures…

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Here, here for deceptions! Commonwealth Theatre Center is proud to present three plays by William Shakespeare in the annual Young American Shakespeare Festival: Richard III directed by Heather Burns May 12 @ 2:00, May 13, 16, 18 @ 7:30, May 20 @ 12:30 Measure for Measure directed by Charlie Sexton May 11, 17, 19 @ 7:30,…

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  [embedvideo type=”youtube” id=”QoeqkazWONU”] [gap height=”20″][separator headline=”h3″ title=”Excellence in Theatre Education Award”] Commonwealth Theatre Center is thrilled to nominate Artistic Director Charlie Sexton for the 2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards! This honor recognizes a K-12 theatre educator in the U.S. who has demonstrated monumental impact on…

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In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors of women practicing witchcraft galvanize the town’s fears and suspicions. When a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, a frenzied trial ensues. Written in 1953 and based on historical people and events, Miller’s drama provided a mirror against the hysteria of the Red Scare in…

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Please join Commonwealth Theatre Center for a memorable May as we complete the full canon of Shakespeare’s plays! It’s been a long time coming (41 years, in fact!), and with this year’s Young American Shakespeare Festival our company becomes the first theatre conservatory for young people in the world to reach this awesome milestone. The less-frequently produced plays King John…

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The apathetic but good-natured Bérenger watches helpless as friends & townsfolk transform into beasts in this absurdist masterpiece that contends with purposelessness & the persuasive power of violence in the rise of fascism. Rhinoceros Eugene Ionesco, translated by Derek Prouse directed by Hal Park, featuring actors from the Professional Company-In-Residence December 9-17 (shows Dec 9,10,15,16,17 @ 7:30pm) on the…

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A vain king seeking release from responsibility divides his realm among his daughters, but he’s soon betrayed and stripped of all that defined him. Shattered, foolish, and with his life in the balance, this great tragedy leaves Lear with nothing save his humanity. Performed at The Playhouse at the University of Louisville, featuring Walden Theatre…

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Commonwealth Theatre Center is proud to welcome audiences for the opening of our merged company’s 41st season with an uproarious French comedy. September 22 – October 1 Tartuffe by Molière, adapted by Richard WIlbur directed by Charlie Sexton Tartuffe visits the house of a wealthy nobleman and his mother, both of whom are blinded by the pious façade that the rest of…

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The 40th Anniversary Season opener! The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde directed by Charlie Sexton A brilliant farce of the highest order by a writer at the peak of his ability, this uproarious “trivial comedy for serious people” features double lives, dalliances, and discovered identity—all while savaging the social mores of the Victorian…

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