2015-16 Season
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Hay Fever
By Noël Coward
Directed by Rob Lutfy
Sep 23 - Nov 8, 2015
Low-Priced Previews Sep 23 - Oct 2, 2015
Retired stage star Judith Bliss, her novelist husband and their two bohemian adult children have each invited houseguests for the weekend. But as the Blisses indulge their artistic eccentricities in a hilarious whirlwind of flirtation and histrionics, the guests begin to wonder if they've landed in a madhouse - and if they can survive with their own wits intact. Set in an English country house in the 1920's, Noël Coward's hilarious comedy of bad manners has been a favorite amongst theatregoers ever since it first dazzled London's West End in 1925.
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The Vortex
By Noël Coward
Directed by Sean Murray
Sep 24 - Nov 8, 2015
Low-Priced Previews Sep 24 - Oct 2, 2015
Nicky Lancaster brings his elegant fiancée, Bunty, home to introduce her to his famous mother, stage actress Florence Lancaster. Nicky is shocked to discover that Florence has taken a much younger lover, and when Bunty ditches Nicky to run off with his mother's boy-toy, both are forced to confront the truth about themselves. Noël Coward's first commercially successful hit, The Vortex premiered in 1924 in London, and its scandalous subject matter of drug abuse, repressed homosexuality, nymphomania and Oedipal jealousy made Coward an overnight sensation.
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A Christmas Carol
Adaptation and Lyrics by Sean Murray
Score by Billy Thompson
Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Directed by Sean Murray
Nov 27 - Dec 27, 2015
Low-Priced Previews Nov 27 - Dec 4, 2015
Cygnet Theatre invites you to start your own family tradition with one of ours. This season welcomes the return of the holiday classic adapted from Charles Dickens' timeless tale of hope and redemption. This re-imagined, fully staged production features original new music, creative stagecraft and puppetry, and live sound effects. Step into a Victorian Christmas card for a unique storytelling experience that is sure to delight the entire family!
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When the Rain Stops Falling
By Andrew Bovell
Directed by Rob Lutfy
Jan 14 - Feb 14, 2016
Low-Priced Previews Jan 14 - 22, 2016
Alice Springs in the year 2039. A fish falls from the sky and lands at the feet of Gabriel York. And it still smells of the sea. It's been raining for days, and Gabriel knows something is wrong. Fifty years earlier, his grandfather, Henry Law, predicts that fish will fall from the sky heralding a great flood which will end life on earth as we know it. In an intricate, multi-layered story that spans four generations and two continents, When the Rain Stops Falling explores patterns of betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness and love. This powerful drama unfolds with humanity, surprising humor and hope, as the past plays out into the future.
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Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Directed by Sean Murray
Mar 10 - May 1, 2016
Low-Priced Previews Mar 10 - 18, 2016
A satirical tribute to the science fiction and B-list horror movies of the 20th century, the show centers around two naïve lovers, Brad and Janet. Seeking shelter from a thunderstorm in an old castle, they find themselves thrust into the laboratory of the cross-dressing mad scientist Dr. Frank 'N' Furter and his motley crew. Stripped of inhibitions - and their clothes - Brad and Janet embark on a wild, unforgettable journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Reality, fiction, and camp collide in this mash-up of comics, rock and roll, and late-night horror flicks.
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Stupid F**king Bird
By Aaron Posner
Directed by Rob Lutfy
May 19 - Jun 19, 2016
Low-Priced Previews May 19 - 27, 2016
In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov's The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother's generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. With music, meta-theatricality, and mad humor, playwright Aaron Posner beats The Seagull to a bloody pulp.
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Past Shows
Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. Film and Screenplay by Bob Comfort
Directed by Sean Murray
Jul 16 - Aug 23, 2015
Low-Priced Previews Jul 16 - 24, 2015
It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and praised by countless critics, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.
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