The Dog In The Manger
PAC's Venture Reading Series presents Lope De Vega's Spanish Golden Age Masterpiece!
Directed by the fantastic J Hernandez, this breathless drama explores the relationship between status and sex, the power pf privilege, and the extreme lengths that nobility will go to in order to maintain control.
And as always, our VRS readings are TOTALLY FREE!
November 6th @ 7pm
The Proscenium Theatre at the Drake
PAC's 23/24 Season
devised/written by Eli Lynn
directed by Charlotte Northeast
September 7-17 @ Poth Brewery
Dr. Madeline's brilliantly insightful lecture has been relocated from Ballroom D to a loading dock where two enthusiastic clowns are busy loading in crates of fresh fruit. Will she be able to squeeze a win out of this jam? Or will the unruly 'pear' of clowns steal the limelight? This absolutely bananas exploration of the Bard's brutally violent work is like nothing you've ever seen before - we promise. Bring your curiosity, and maybe a poncho. It's Shakespeare. Freshly squeezed.
VENTURE READING SERIES
THE DOG IN THE MANGER
by Lope de Vega
translated by David Johnston
directed by J Hernandez
A Spanish Golden Age masterpiece. When Countess Diana sees her servant, Marcela, and her secretary, Teodoro, in love with each other, she is immediately consumed with jealousy. Diana connives to keep the pair apart, but Marcela vows revenge.
CHILDREN OF THE SUN
By Maxim Gorky
May 2 – 19 @ The Bluver Theatre
Pavel Protasov’s scientific experiments leave him oblivious to his surroundings, his wife Yelena’s needs, and the widow Melania’s adoration. Liza’s frailty and sensitivity prevent her from embracing the love of Chepurnoy, the local vet. Yelena’s neglect leaves her open to attention from the artist Dimitri Sergeyevich. Set on the cusp of a cholera epidemic, Gorky’s darkly comedic tale explores a family grappling with a disappointing present and conflicting ideas of the future.
VENTURE READING SERIES
THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING
by Christopher Fry
directed by Jenny Bennett
Monday, April 8th @ 7 PM
The Bluver Theatre
Thomas, a cynical soldier, bursts into a cleric's home, announces he has committed murder, and tries to convince the zealous clergyman to hang him. Soon after, a young woman - Jennet - is also brought before the Mayor for witchcraft. Thomas tries to prove how absurd it would be to refuse to hang him only to kill a guiltless woman who doesn't want to die.
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