2011/12 Season

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Moonchildren


Five male college seniors and their housemates explore the rootless ‘60s generation of free-love and protest.

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone


A wildly imaginative new comedy that begins with an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table and a dead man with a lot of loose ends.

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Mansfield Park


When the sophisticated Crawford family visits Mansfield Park, the moral sense of each marriageable member of the Mansfield family is tested in various ways.

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses


This award-winning tale of seduction and betrayal is set in France among aristocrats before the revolution.

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Wedding Band


In the summer of 1918, as war rages in Europe, a smaller war breaks out in Charleston, South Carolina, when a growing attraction between an African-American seamstress and a white man accelerates into a full-blown affair.

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The American Clock: A Vaudeville


A deeply affecting evocation of a tortured time in American history – the Great Depression of the 1930s – and of the indomitable spirit of the people who survived and prevailed in the face of unaccustomed adversity.

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A Month in the Country


In this wonderful portrait of two very different women in love, a bored Russian wife living in the countryside falls in love with her young son’s handsome new tutor, but her chief rival turns out to be her 17-year-old ward.

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Smash


Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, Engels, pistols and the proletariat jostle for position in this witty adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s last comic novel.

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Dancing Through an Arabian Night


Take a magic carpet ride with the SOT’s Repertory Dance Company as they interpret the classic tale of Aladdin. Featuring contemporary choreography, RDC puts its signature modern twist on this timeless tale.

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James Joyce’s The Dead


Adapted from Joyce’s literary masterpiece, this intimate Tony Award-winning musical portrays a homespun Yuletide party with Irish music, dancing, food, drink and good fellowship.

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Strike-Slip


For three diverse families, a tragic shooting exposes there once-dormant fault-lines and forces them to confront the way they perceive themselves, their community and their dreams.

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City of Angels


This Tony Award-winning Best Musical is a deliciously funny spoof of 1940s film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction. In glamorous 1940s Hollywood, a young novelist is attempting to write a screenplay for a fast-talking Hollywood producer while trying to maintain his artistic integrity and marriage. As he creates the story about a private detective the characters come to life on stage.

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Vieux Carré


Set in 1930s New Orleans, a young writer remembers his artistic and sexual awakening as the inhabitants of a boardinghouse swirl up out of his imagination as he struggles with his literary career, poverty and loneliness.

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Molière’s The Learned Ladies


This rollicking work by Molière finds a most un-literary lady intent on having a high-toned literary salon. She has neither literary nor common sense, which makes her easy prey for a con artist who passes himself off as a famous poet and becomes a permanent house guest.

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Urban Tales: A Dance Concert


Acclaimed European choreographer Nikos Lagousakos directs the USC Repertory Dance Company in an evening of dance with an internationally flair.