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UNO's 2013-14 Season

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
by Martin McDonagh

October 2-5, 9-12, 2013

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director, Robert Flaherty is coming to film on a desolate Irish island. No one is more excited to audition than Cripple Billy, whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. News of his audacity ripples through his rumor-starved community. McDonagh's comedy is a lively blend of hopes and dreams, dark humor, pathos, and plenty of twists.

Directed by D. Scott Glasser

GLASSHEART
by Reina Hardy


October 30- November 2, 2012 (Studio Production)

Beauty never showed up. The Beast and his remaining magical servant have moved into a shabby apartment near a 7-11, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. This fairy tale includes a building manager with a taste for gingerbread and children, spells that come with a price, an eligible maiden, a kidnapping, and a relentlessly cheery lamp that
discovers what-- and who--must be sacrificed for an ordinary life.

Directed by Liz Nye (Graduate Final Project)

ELEKTRA
by Sophokles, Adapted by Anne Carson


November 20-23 & December 4-7, 2013

When King Agamemnon returned from the Trojan war, his powerful wife, Clytemestra, killed him. Elektra helped spirit away Orestes, her young brother and future king, and eight years later languishes in hate and bitterness because Clytemestra rules and Orestes has not returned. Clytemestra believes the murder was justified since Agamemnon has sacrificed their daughter in order to get to Troy. Elektra rages, howls, and condemns -- in futility -- yearning for revenge.

Directed by Dr. Doug Paterson

DEATH BY DESIGN
by Rob Urinati


February 26-March 1 & March 5-8, 2014

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? You have a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. A playwright and his actress wife flee London after a disastrous opening night. They meet with a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide to solve the crime.

Directed by Rob Urbinati

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheninkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman

 

April 16-19, 23-26, 2014


Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. A hilarious musical of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a
lifetime.

Directed by Dr. Cindy Melby Phaneuf