Evolution Theatre Company
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Our first production of 2014
Written and directed by local playwright Robert Cooperman, KATE ‘N’ SPENCE, set in a mostly empty establishment, in a style reminiscent of an Edward Hopper painting, is a story of two once close but now estranged friends who make one last attempt to reconnect.
February 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, March 1
Thurs. - Sat. @ 8 PM
Sunday @ 2 PM
All tickets are $15.00
And coming up throughout the year!
April 24 – May 3, 2014
Local Playwrights’ Festival
Original works to be premiered!
Evolution Theatre Company will present a festival of short plays written by playwrights from the greater Columbus area. Four to six plays will be chosen from works that were submitted during June through December of 2013. These plays will be performed as a fully staged production.
June 4 – 14, 2014
Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley
The late Canadian Playwright Timothy Findley's sprawling period drama Elizabeth Rex, tells the fictional story of when Queen Elizabeth I turns to the theatre for distraction in the hours before a man she loves is executed for treason by her order. The play's complicated duel between Queen Elizabeth and dying, upstart, gay Shakespearean actor Ned Lowenscroft, launches the play into the stratosphere. Elizabeth Rex, deals with issues surrounding gender, identity and power.
July 9 – 19, 2014
The PRIDE Plays by Rich Orloff
Again this year Evolution Theatre Company, in celebration of Columbus PRIDE 2014, will present two plays in tandem, both by New York playwright Rich Orloff, a native of Chicago and an Oberlin College alumni.
WORLD PREMIERE of Tropical Heat
AREA PREMIERE of Skin Deep!
Tropical Heat is an outrageous, over-the-top comedy where passionate fury succumbs to furious passion. Set in a 1920’s tropical hotel, Tropical Heat pits a proselytizing pastor against a passionate party girl (or not?) with a past. When a fire-and-brimstone minister clashes with this tropical temptress, he doesn’t have a prayer! Other characters include the acerbic hotel owner, a bum, and a tormented young painter who hasn’t painted anything yet because he’s still learning how to be tormented.
Skin Deep is a light comedy with depth, a sex comedy with more than sex on its mind. When a couple from Ohio inherits a clothing-optional resort in Key West, they discover parts of themselves never before exposed! The staff includes a gay front desk clerk who's an aspiring drag queen and a lesbian handyman who moonlights as a dominatrix. And then there’s the potential buyer of the hotel, a businessman who likes giving women the business. Overwhelmed by the lifestyles of the resort's staff and guests, the couple is forced to face questions of what they believe and who they really are.
September 11 – 20, 2014
bare, The Musical
music by Damon Intrabartolo
book and lyrics by Jon Hartmere
bare has thrilled and moved audiences around the world. A contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of teens wrestling with issues of identity, sexuality, and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Provocative, raw, and unyielding in its exploration of how today's generation navigates the tightrope between adolescence and adulthood, bare examines the consequences of baring a soul-or hiding it from those who matter most.
October 15 – 25, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane
Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin air. This wicked, urbane comedy is a scathing look at who is in, who is out and who may not even exist at all.
Performances are at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 in the Van Fleet Theatre except for bare, The Musical, which will be performed in the Shedd Theatre. Tickets: General Admission are $15 - $25: Senior and Students are $15: Preview Performance Tickets are $10.
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Evolution Theatre Inc.
PO Box 21072
Columbus, OH 43221-0072