Forest Roberts Theatre Season Announced
The 2006-07 "Blockbuster" season at Forest Roberts Theatre will feature big-name shows Hello Dolly and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a screwball comedy, a drama about Edgar Allan Poe, and a new musical version of Scrooge.
Epic Proportions, a farce by Friends co-creator David Crane and Larry Coen, opens the season October 4-7. Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of two brothers who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the D.W. De Witt huge Biblical epic, Exeunt Omnes. Along the way there are gladiator battles, the Ten Plagues and a cast of thousands (portrayed by four other actors).
Rebecca Gorman from Denver penned the 2006 Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award winner, Tell-Tale, which runs Nov. 15-18. The drama deals with the passion, madness and genius of Edgar Allan Poe. Tell-Tale is, in essence, Poe’s last confession. It takes place in the Baltimore hospital where he lay in delirium for four days before his death. He is forced to look at his life, his mistakes and his outrageous behaviors. In the end, Poe must try to find peace.
A new musical adaptation of the annual production of Scrooge will serve as a prelude to the holiday season Dec. 7-10.
Hello, Dolly! takes the stage for two weekends, Feb. 21-24 and Feb. 27 to March 2. The musical about the antics of professional meddler and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi won 10 Tony Awards.
Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof wraps up the season April 18-21. Brought to life on the Broadway stage by Barbara Bel Geddes, Burl Ives and Ben Gazzara, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof enjoyed success on the big screen as well, with stars Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.
Season tickets are available at the Forest Roberts Theatre box office or the Superior Dome. They cover admission to the four featured shows and entitle holders to a special discount for Scrooge.