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2013 is upon us! We here at Creative Arts Theater are very excited to announce our theatrical season for 2013!
In February, CAT opened up 2013 with 12 Angry Men, The drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial. At the beginning, they have a nearly unanimous decision of guilty, with a single dissenter of not-guilty, who throughout the play sows a seed of reasonable doubt. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in the homicide case, as the judge is giving his instructions to the jury. As in most American criminal cases, the twelve men must unanimously decide on a verdict of “guilty” or “not guilty”. (In the justice systems of nearly all American states, failure to reach an unanimous verdict, a so-called “hung jury”, results in a mistrial.) The case at hand pertains to whether a young man murdered his own father. The jury is further instructed that a guilty verdict will be accompanied by a mandatory death sentence. These twelve then move to the jury room, where they begin to become acquainted with the personalities of their peers. Throughout their deliberation, not a single juror calls another by his name because the names are unknown by the jurors. Several of the jurors have different reasons for discriminating against the witness: his race, his background, and the troubled relationship between one juror and his own
In April, It’s 1959 and Rydell high is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of this scene, Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the T-Birds gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before. While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the physical aspects of their relationship. As the show goes on, the students at Rydell High have to deal with love, gang violence, teen pregnancy, and friendship. In the end, Sandy and Danny resolve their differences and end up happily together. That’s Right it’s Grease!
Then in May, The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that’s as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy’s local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through.
In July, The hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life on the stage! In a faraway kingdom turned upside-down, things get ugly when a villain with a SHORT temper banishes all the nonconformists to a swamp outside of town. After all, different goes with wrong, big goes with bad, and princess goes with outer beauty, right? Or could it be that there’s more to the story…Throw in a feisty gal with a secret, a donkey that won’t shut up, a love-struck dragon, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s a green one on hand to save the day and remind this cast of quirky characters to let their freak flags fly! Featuring a terrific score, great dancing, big laughs, and a very busy ensemble of triple threats, Shrek the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and all irreverent fun.
In October, We’re kicking it “Elizabethan” School! Gentlemen all over Padua are heads over heels for Bianca, the beautiful and submissive daughter of wealthy Baptista Minola. However, Baptista Minola has declared that no one may marry Bianca until her older sister, Katherine has found a husband. Katherine is a violent, temperamental shrew that most men fear. However, Bianca’s suitors persuade Petruchio to court her. Petruchio is on the hunt for a wealthy wife and believes that he can tame any woman. Eventually, Petruchio carries Katherine off to his country house. He then successfully tames her by denying her food, sleep and other necessities. When they return to Padua, they discover that Lucentio has won Bianca’s hand. After the men hold a competition at a banquet, it is discovered that Katherine is now even more submissive and obedient than her sister. CAT is presenting Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare!
We are also slated to do 1 more performance in 2013, unfortunately, we cannot announce our show yet due to contractual obligations. Please stay tuned to our Facebook and CreativeArtsTheater.com for updates!