a year of embellishment and exploration
The Liar by Carlo Goldoni
translation by Tunc Yalman
november 11 through 20
A productive dramatist, Italian born Carlo Goldoni produced one of his best plays in 1750– Il bugiardo (The Liar). Although giving tribute to the commedia dell’arte style, Goldoni is known for modernizing the art form by doing away with its masked stock figures and blending their traits to achieve more realistic characters. In addition, his plots are carefully structured instead of utilizing the often repetitive, comic lazzi (jokes) which were routine in commedia dell’arte.
The liar in this play is Lelio, a young Venetian, who prefers embellishing the truth in order to live life to the fullest. As a result, the tumult of Lelio’s lies embroils the characters in a series of entertaining escapades.
(adapted from britannica.com)
Presented by arrangement with Broadway Licensing
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on the comic strip "Peanuts"
by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
May 4 through may 13
Born in Minnesota in 1922, Charles Schulz is esteemed as one of the most significant cartoonists ever. Beginning in 1950, his famous cartoon strip “Peanuts” ran for just over 50 years. Schulz’s humor is at times observational, wry, sarcastic, nostalgic, bittersweet, silly, and melancholy, with occasional flights of fancy and suspension of reality thrown in from time to time. The enduring popularity of the “Peanuts” strip lies in its psychologically complexity, driven by the characters' interactions and relationships.
(adapted from schulzmuseum.org)
Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.
Produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC