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Copenhagen - September 12-27, 2014

by Michael Frayn. 1941. Physicist Werner Heisenberg seeks to harness the power of the atom for Germany. His mentor, Niels Bohr, is devastated his native Denmark has been occupied by the Third Reich. History tells us of a meeting between the two in Copenhagen which ended abruptly and in anger. Long after their deaths, the spirits of these two scientific giants reunite along with that of Bohr's late wife, Margarethe, to revisit, rehash, and retell the story of this meeting. A ghost story with far-reaching consequences, raising questions answered only in the deepest recesses of the soul.

Moon Over Buffalo - November 7-22, 2014

by Ken Ludwig. This madcap comedy centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's, who are currently touring with two shows in rep in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingenue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: legendary scree director Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. Of course, everything that could go wrong does. Add in the darling daughter, her clueless fiance, Charlotte's deaf old stage-manager mother, mistaken identities, and countless other wrong turns, this farce will have you laughing until the sun comes up.

Macbeth - January 16-31, 2015

Fateful prophecy and latent greed incite a bloody downward spiral for the war hero Macbeth and his cunning wife as their fight for a throne plunges them deeper into murder and madness. Presented with an ALL-FEMALE Cast, this is Shakespeare's supernaturally tragic study of deception, betrayal, and brutal ambition.

Wasp & Other Plays - February 13-28, 2015

by Steve Martin. From the comic legend comes this series of one-act plays, certain to tickle both your funny bone and your intellect. WASP tells a classic family tale, rife with gender, sexuality, religion, and communication issues, just like all families should have. ZIG ZAG WOMAN finds a waitress looking for love that will satisfy every part of her. PATTER FOR A FLOATING LADY levitates a magician's former lover, giving her the freedom he thought she always wanted, but freeing her in more ways than he'd bargained. GUILLOTINE gives a guillotine salesman a chance to finally make a sale... until a zealous French maid cuts it a bit close.

The Pillowman - April 17 - May 2, 2015

by Martin McDonagh. Katurian, a writer of short stories which often depict violence against children, has been arrested. Some of his stories resemble recent child murders to which his brain-damaged brother has confessed and implicated him. When the possibility arises that one child may still be alive, the "good cop / bad cop" investigators stop at nothing in pursuit of the truth, no matter how unsavory it might be. Guilt is relative in this twisted tale, as the demons within are forced to the surface. Knowing his ultimate execution is certain, the writer hopes to find immortality by the only means possible - his stories - but will undoubtedly find it in your memory.

Eurydice - June 5-20, 2015

by Sarah Ruhl. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. Called "rhapsodically beautiful" and "inexpressibly moving," EURYDICE is Ruhl's reimagining of the Orpheus myth through the eyes of its heroine; a lush, luminous exploration of the memory, loss, and love beyond the grave.

All performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.  Readers' Theatre productions run on dates indicated.