|Dessert with Durang
| Open: 02/23/06 Close: 02/25/06
TimeSpace Theatre Company will present DESSERT WITH DURANG, a collection of six short one-act plays and sketches by critically acclaimed satirist playwright Christopher Durang.
Dessert with Durang consists of some of the playwright's funniest and lesser-produced short plays, including Medea, a short play co-authored with the late Wendy Wasserstein, and For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, a character gender-switching parody of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." Other plays in the show are: DMV Tyrant, The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From, The Book of Leviticus Show, Medea, Entertaining Mr. Helms, and For Whom the Southern Belle Tools. These pieces present a broad spectrum of Durang's social and political comedies, as well as some of his best parodies.
|Iphigenia at Aulis
| Open: 08/26/05 Close: 08/28/05
Iphigenia at Aulis has been described as one of the most human of the Greek tragedies. At Aulis, High King Agamemnon has gathered the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, poised to strike at Troy. At Aulis, soldiers gird themselves to reclaim the unparalleled beauty of Helen and win everlasting glory. At Aulis, the wind has died. At Aulis, a prophet mutters of sacrifice, and the High King summons his daughter to camp with promises of marriage to the hero Achilles. Sacrifices will be made, marriages marred, and wars waged, upon the arrival of Iphigenia at Aulis. Written by Euripides in 410BCE and adapted with stunningly modern clarity by W.S. Merwin, Iphigenia at Aulis holds no one entirely innocent in its thorough examination of the lies we tell, the people we manipulate, and the sacrifice we make to go to war.