Theater Up Close 2014/2015
For the coming 2014-2015 Theater Up Close season, we’ve put together six plays that will keep you spellbound. They encompass epic story-telling, memorable music, fairy tales, stunning feats of magic, wicked laughs, searing truths, love, betrayal, and a heartbreak or two. We’ll reacquaint you with characters you’ve loved all your life and introduce you to some fascinating people you’ll never forget! Peter and the Star CatcherOctober 2 - 26, 2014By Rick Elice.Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.Presented in partnership with UM Department of Theatre Arts. DetroitNovember 6 - 23, 2014By Lisa D’Amour.Presented in partnership with Zoetic Stage. Into the WoodsJanuary 22 - February 15, 2014Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.Book by James Lapine.Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine.Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.Presented in partnership with DreamCatcher Theatre. TrustMarch 5 - 29, 2015By Paul Weitz.Presented in partnership with Zoetic Stage. The MagnificentsApril 8 - May 3, 2015Story and Magic by Dennis Watkins, Directed by Nathan Allen.Presented in partnership with The House Theatre of Chicago. BetrayalMay 4 - 31, 2015By Harold Pinter.Presented in partnership with Zoetic Stage.
Winner of five Tony Awards, Rick Elice’s PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative play with music based on the best-selling novel by Miami native Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Ecstatic and dangerously funny, DETROIT rips up the floorboards to reveal the racing heart under a crumbling suburban dream. Somewhere in the suburbs of a mid-sized city, Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the mysterious couple who moves next door. But as this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, the neighborly connection they find threatens to unravel the lives they’ve built.
"Do you know what you wish? Are you certain what you wish is what you want?" Once upon a time, in the fairytale kingdom of the Brothers Grimm, a baker and his wife were sent on a quest into the woods by a mysterious witch.
TRUST follows the success story of Harry, an unassuming yet savvy guy who has become an overnight internet millionaire with all the lavish trimmings. But beneath Harry’s affable and affluent surface lies dissatisfaction, both with his success and his sexless marriage to an equally unhappy artist.
Following the smash hit, Death and Harry Houdini, third generation magician Dennis Watkins reappears in THE MAGNIFICENTS. This original story by Watkins features an extraordinary family that brings magical entertainment to adoring audiences.
For seven years Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other and, at times, even themselves. One of the 20th century’s most influential dramatists, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, innovatively explores the complexities of love, guilt and duplicity.
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