Event Information
Medicine Show Theater Presents
Pleasures Of Peace
Thursday, June 12, 2008 through Saturday, June 28, 2008

A new theatrical revue that celebrates peace while showcasing writings from a diverse group of authors, composers and playwrights ranging from LOUISA MAY ALCOTT to OSCAR WILDE!

Length: 1 hr 40 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Medicine Show concludes their "War & Peace" themed season with "PLEASURES OF PEACE," a breezy and funny theatrical revue of plays, music, jokes, and improv comedy all centered around the general theme of Peace. Among the gems in this eclectic evening: Howard Pflanzer's stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Perilous Play," about a group of young socialites who enjoy bonbons laced with hashish; Oscar Wilde's "The Model Millionaire," about an impoverished man who sees his fortunes change through a selfless act of kindness; and John Gruen's new one-act "Guards In Love," about a Buckingham Palace guard and a Vatican guard who compare notes on their respective lives after a night of passionate love-making. Intertwined with the plays are several new short works (by David Nugent and Susan Yankowitz), as well as poems from lyricist E.Y. "Yip" Harburg's "Rhymes for the Irreverent," set to new music by Lenny Hat.

Featured in the cast: Molly C. Blau, Paul Cloeter, Mark J. Dempsey, Felix Gardon, Jason Alan Griffin, Beth Griffith, Ashley Anne Harrell, Nina Karacosta, Ward Nixon, Andrei Robakov, Peter Tedeschi, Alex Martinez Wallace and Ann Marie Yoo.

Set and costumes are by UTA BEKAIA, music is by YAEL ACHER, DAVID FINKLESTEIN and LENNY HAT, and the stage manager is RICHARD KEYSER.

MEDICINE SHOW THEATRE ENSEMBLE was founded in 1970 by Barbara Vann and the late James Barbosa. The company is dedicated to offering creative alternatives to conventional theatre by creating and presenting works that experiment with language, music, movement, form and ideas. The works are chosen to delight the mind, honor creativity, confound empty convention, encourage active compassion and present the many facets of the American experience within a global community.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.