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Gone with the Wind

Moonlight and Magnolias
By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Scott M. Rubsam
An Area Premiere Production

When legendary producer David O. Selznick decides that the filming of Gone with the Wind is not working, he stops production, yanks esteemed director Vic Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz, brings in famed screenwriter Ben Hecht, and locks himself with these two men behind closed doors for five days to rewrite the screenplay on a diet of bananas and peanuts. This nearly unbelievable, yet true, farce reveals what happened behind-the-scenes of the making of one of the most successful and beloved films of all time. Don't miss this tantalizing play on the 70th anniversary of Gone with the Wind.

“a hyperventilating slapstick comedy, an
impassioned love song and a blazing critique of Hollywood”
- The Chicago Sun Times

October 24 - November 15, 2009

     *audio described performance
     Individual Tickets On Sale
September 24, 2009
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about ASL performance.

Sid Solomon, Elena Giannetti, and Josh Larson in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, 2008.

Hershel and the
Hanukkah Goblins

By Shari Aronson
Directed by Kurt Schweickhardt
Adapted from the book by Eric A. Kimmel
Winner of the 2009 Ivey Award
for Chris Griffith and his puppets!

Back by Demand!

Hershel of Ostropol has been walking long and hard with growing anticipation for the Hanukkah holiday. Tired and hungry, he imagines the smell of latkes and the bright lights of the menorah. But when Hershel arrives in Helmsbergville, the village is silent. Goblins have been preventing Hanukkah in Helmsbergville for years. Can this visitor help bring Hanukkah back? Enlisted by the townspeople, Hershel agrees to spend eight nights in the old synagogue to try to defeat the goblins. This delightful, interactive play with puppetry brings to life the enchanting storybook Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins!

Adults and children LOVED IT!!
- Teacher, Oneka Elementary School, Hugo, MN

December 5 - 22, 2009

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ASL and audio described performances
     Individual Tickets For Weekend Performances
On Sale November 3, 2009

Hannah Arendt
Martin Heidegger

A Report
on the Banality of Love

By Mario Diament
Directed by Anne Byrd
An Area Premiere Production

Hannah Arendt was a beautiful 18-year old Jewish student at Marburg University when she met Martin Heidegger, her professor of philosophy. Although he was almost twice her age, they had a passionate affair that spanned half a century. These two brilliant individuals remained inexplicably connected while Heidegger joined the Nazi party and was then later discredited, and Arendt joined the Jewish survival effort, and then became one of the most prominent political theorists of the 20th century. This new play explores ethics and morality of love against a backdrop of the rise of Nazi power and W.W.II.

“[this] tale of unlikely lovers shines.”
- The Miami Herald

March 6 - 28, 2010

     *audio described performance
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about ASL performance
     Individual Tickets On Sale
February 8, 2010

Women's Minyan
By Naomi Ragen
Directed by Carolyn Levy
An Area Premiere Production

It's been two years since Chana has seen her twelve children. A divorce decree gave custody of them to her husband, and she has not been allowed even a visit. Now, a legal determination has been made that she may see them, but when she arrives at their home, relatives deny her this right. Chana has no choice but to reveal the secrets of her marriage. Based upon a true story of domestic abuse in an ultra-religious Israeli community, Women's Minyan was originally commissioned by Habima, Israel's National Theatre, and became the longest-running play ever to be presented there.

“powerful heartwrenching drama”
- St. Louis Jewish Light

April 17 - May 9, 2010

     *audio described performance
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about ASL performance

     Individual Tickets On Sale
March 17, 2010

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