Past Shows

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Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd

May 2016

An upper class gent and a lower class commoner compete for the top of the heap in this play contest of wills. Add a band of rowdy urchins and this un-story dances into our hearts. Running on Broadway in the late nineteen sixties, this play is less a story than an allegory. Featuring such hit songs as “Who Can I Turn to” and “Feeling Good” this play is a circus romp of good and bad, up and down. Let us entertain you, and enjoy the ride.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

January 2016

This steamy southern drama, filled with characters whose lives are torn with passion and lies won a Pulitzer Prize and was one of Tennessee Williams favorite plays. From the cat-like Maggie, the repressed Brick, with his latent longings, to the shadows of Big Daddy and Big Mama, this powerful story twists and turns our hearts and stirs our own longings. Come with us as we inhabit their world and watch it explode.

Brigadoon

November 2015

Emerging from the mists of Scotland just once in a century is the town of Brigadoon, a place of wonderment and adventure. This love story beguiles us as it leads two American travellers into the world of long ago. There is danger and darkness in this place out of time, but love abides in the end. The outstanding score by Lerner and Loewe thrilled Broadway audiences long ago and will now grace the Compass Rose stage, with its tribute to simplicity, true love, and goodness.

Greater Tuna

April 2015

A howlingly funny play about the folks of the fictitious town of Tuna, Texas. Two actors play twenty different colorful characters of the town. An irreverent satire on politics and family in middle America.

Murder in the Cathedral

January 2015

T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A vastly different view of T.S. Eliot’s poetic gift, this gripping drama portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Becket struggles with four tempters, each with posing a different challenge. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's play bolstered his reputation as the most significant poet of his time.

Cats

November 2014

The second longest running play in Broadway history, and one of the plays which revolutionized American musical theater. Based on the poem Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, a playful examination of the nature of cats. Dance, music, and memories – and of course, lots of cats!

A Raisin in the Sun

September 2014

Winner of four Tony awards, the iconic story of the struggle of an African-American family poses eternal questions about identity, justice, and moral responsibility. An unflinching vision of what happens when dreams are constantly deferred, this American classic is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago.

Another Day on Willow Street

April 2014

Two couples, one gay and one straight, struggle with their relationships on the days leading up to 9/11/01, when change sweeps over the world – and their lives.

Romeo and Juliet

March 2014

Look Homeward Angel

January 2014

This is the coming-of-age story of novelist Thomas Wolfe from his humble beginnings in the American South of 1916. "Look Homeward Angel" won the Pulitzer Prize and Best American Play from the Drama Critic's Circle.

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