The Raven Players, the resident performing group of the has just cemented its lineup of six plays for the 2013-2014 season. The season begins in late summer, and dates have not yet been set.
The Raven Players have a recent history of acquiring the rights to plays that are particularly difficult for community theaters to get (Rent in 2010 and Chicago in 2011) and this new season again includes one of these rare opportunities.
“We are the first North Bay community theater to be granted the licensing to the full-length version of Les Misérables," said Raven Players president John DeGaetano. "We’re very excited about this opportunity, and to share the news about the entire season.
"We’ll be celebrating our 10th season of wonderful community theater with our cast, crew, season subscribers, volunteers, and North Bay theater goers,” DeGaetano said.
The complete lineup for the 2013-2014 season includes:
- A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948 for this classic tale of a fragile, fading Southern belle, when she moves in with her sister and brother-in-law in New Orleans.
- Noises Off – The hilarious and sexy play within a play, complete with fast-paced pratfalls, chaos, slamming doors, and the on- and off-stage antics of a mediocre acting troupe.
- Monique – Based on the film classic Diabolique, this rarely seen play combines mystery with terrifying suspense.
- Don’t Drink the Water – This early Woody Allen farce focuses on an American tourist, his wife, and daughter, who seek refuge in the American Embassy behind the Iron Curtain police suspect them of spying.
- A New Work (TBD) –The Raven Players are currently conducting a search for an original work written by a local playwright to include in this series.
- Les Misérables – The new movie version of this Victor Hugo musical is getting widespread buzz. Now local audiences can see the original stage version produced in their own backyard. The Raven Players production marks the 30th anniversary of the start of rehearsals for the original London production..
For more info., see www.raventheater.org.