MAMMA MIA! Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson Directed by John Monteverde Musical Direction by Chris Dobson November 3 - 19 The ABBA pop musical sensation that has taken the world by Storm, finally comes to SET! Bringing summer to our mainstage this fall, Mama Mia is Set on a Greek island paradise. This magical tale of love, friendship and family has taken the world by storm! Told through the timeless music of Swedish pop sensation ABBA, Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother Donna face to face with three handsome men from her romantic past... all on the eve of a crazy wedding that none of them will ever forget!
Almost, Maine By John Cariani Student Directed by SET Senior Flora Brown December 1 - 10 Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town so far north it’s almost in Canada. Its residents never got around to incorporating it. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold winter night, as the northern lights hover in the skies above, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But bruises heal and hearts mend. Well … almost.
Peter and the Starcatcher Adapted by Rick Elice, from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by John Monteverde February 16- 25 This Tony Award-winning play upends the timeless tale of how a miserable orphan boy becomes The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this modern classic playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship and love.
Agnes of God By John Pielmeier Student Directed by SET Senior Max Olietti March 8-17 In this harrowing thriller, Dr. Martha Livingstone, court-appointed psychiatrist, is summoned to a convent to assess the sanity of a young novice nun accused of murdering her newborn child. Who killed the infant, and who fathered him? Ultimately the doctor's questions force her tore-examine the truths behind madness and obsession, and the awesome power of faith.
Spring Auditions March 14 & 15 True West By Sam Shepard Student Directed by SET Senior Eleanor Nosce April 19-28 Explores the macho terrain of the American Southwest. In their mother’s mobile home, two brothers clash over a film script. Austin, the over achiever, is working on a treatment he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer, when Lee, a petty thief, drops in. Sibling rivalries turn violent when Lee pitches his own script to Sal, who then wants Austin to junk his project and work on Lee’s trashy Western movie instead.
As You Like It By William Shakespeare Directed by John Monteverde May 10-19 Driven from their homes, Rosalind, her friend Celia, and young Orlando escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost among the trees, the young people find community and acceptance. Set in 1969, the Summer of Love, the music and culture of the times creates a colorful backdrop to Shakespeare's most pastoral romance. Here love conquers hate and harmony is everlasting! Directed by John Monteverde