Oldcastle Celebrates 46 Years of Live Theatre
Performance Times: Wednesday-Saturday · 7:30pm.
Matinees on Thursday and Sundays · 2pm
May 19th- June 4th
The season opens May 19 with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies’ highly inventive “Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself).” The play brings audiences the thrilling story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Be prepared to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. “Shipwrecked!” examines how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
June 23rd-July 9th
“Moonlight and Magnolias,” which the Chicago Sun Times called a ” hyperventilating slapstick comedy, an impassioned love song and a blazing critique of Hollywood,” tells the story of producer David O. Selznick shutting down production of his new epic “Gone with the Wind”, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchells’ novel. The screenplay, sadly, just doesn’t work. So the all-powerful movie mogul, while fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law sends a car for screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of “The Wizard of Oz.”
July 21st-August 6th
Tingling suspense follows with Theresa Rebeck’s “Mauritius,” a tension filled exploration of the seemingly benign hobby of stamp collecting. Two sisters, following their mother’s death, discover a book of rare stamps that may include the crown jewel for collectors. One sister tries to collect on the windfall, while the other resists for sentimental reasons.
A COMEDY OF TENORS
August 18th – September 3rd
From the Ken Ludwig the man who brought you “Lend Me a Tenor” Mr. Ludwig has now written a hilarious sequel, “A Comedy of Tenors” which includes a few of the characters from “Lend Me a Tenor.” Picture one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could go wrong?
September 29th-October 15th
“Equus,” by Peter Shaffer, closes the season in October. It is the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. Shaffer was inspired to write “Equus” when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year old who blinded six horses. He decided to devise a fictional account of what might have caused the incident, without knowing any details of the crime. The play is a kind of mystery with a childrens’ psychiatrist as the detective