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Winter 2016: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by John Bishop, March 11-20
ABOUT THE PLAY: It's a dark and snowy night. The setting is the library of a mansion in the country somewhere in upstate New York. The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people—all of whom figure diabolically into the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous "Slasher" makes his reappearance and strikes again—and again. As the composer, lyricist, actors and director prepare their performance, and a blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the "Slasher" is unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.
TICKETS: $10 general admission; $7 seniors and groups of eight or more; $5 student body cardholders and children under 13. Tickets may be purchased in advance at LTCC's Bookstore Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call the Bookstore at (530) 541-4660 ext. 227. The Duke Theatre Box Office will be open for ticket sales one hour prior to all performances. Call the Box Office at (530) 541-4660 ext. 207.
If you live outside of South Lake Tahoe and have questions about ticket purchases, please call (530) 541-4660 ext. 240, or email Boulanger@ltcc.edu.
Coming in Spring 2016: Cabaret, book by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Fall 2015: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
PERFORMANCES: Nov. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30pm, and Sunday matinees Nov. 15 & Nov. 22 @ 2pm.
ABOUT THE PLAY: This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, an aging salesman who is losing his grip on reality and cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. His son, Biff, once the star of the high school football team, is out of work and running out of options, while his other son, Happy, compulsively exaggerates his own accomplishments. Willy's devoted wife, Linda, supports him unconditionally, but her constant encouragement cannot keep him moored to reality. Willy is haunted by the past, and visions of happier days and lost opportunities continually intrude as he struggles to make sense of the present. Through a series of soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his family and business associates, we discover how his quest for the American Dream kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic drama of the American Theatre.