Our 2013-14 Mainstage Season is here!
Now is the time to be part of the Seven Angels Theatre family. Good Times. Great Theatre.
Ring of Fire
September 26-October 20
Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Richard Maltby, re-conceived his Johnny Cash tribute specifically for a five-member ensemble, and Seven Angels is delighted to premiere it in CT. "Most of the songs in the show are songs people already know. And yet put together in an evening, they tell a story. Johnny had the soul of a poet, and when you listen to these songs together you hear something in them that is surprising. It’s the story of America.” Richard Maltby Jr. “A fabulous piece of entertainment. A musical of grandeur and perfected style that offers endless delight. See it.” – The Buffalo News
November 7-December 1
by Arthur Miller
From the author of American classics such as All My Sons, Death of Salesman,
and The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s The Price is taut, truthful and deeply engaging.
Set 40 years after the stock market crash of 1929, The Price explores how economic
challenges can impact families and the choices we make.
In an overstuffed attic apartment, two long-estranged brothers, one a cop, the other a doctor, agree to meet to sell off what remains of their deceased father’s furniture and find themselves in an emotional renegotiation of the past. “Miller at his best . . .” – The Washington Post
The Crimson Thread
February 20-March 16
By Mary Hanes
A World Premiere at Seven Angels Theatre in 1994, it has become one of most requested plays to return over the years.
A story of love, loss and survival told through three generations of Irish sisters. The play spans the years from 1869 to 1911, from a poor farm in Ireland to the fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and climax in New York City.
“Warms audiences’ hearts, tickles their funny bones and, on several occasions, stimulates their tear glands.” – N.Y. Daily News.
“Full of wit and wisdom, a touching play that is poetic and prophetic.” – Hollywood Reporter.
March 27-April 27by Joe Godfrey
A new play by Joe Godfrey: Penny Morgan, single and 32, feels her Mom, Kay, widowed and living alone, is letting life pass her by. Things change quickly, though, when Kay agrees to take private Italian lessons with a very charming and attractive teacher, Fiore Benedetto. When the lessons blossom into “something more,” Penny, a lawyer who was devoted to her late father, becomes distressed. As in Italian opera, passion, jealousy and perhaps even “vendetta” drive these three people toward a final big decision. SEVEN ANGELS is presenting its world premiere production. Joe Godfrey, a Roxbury resident, is a playwright member of Emerging Artists Theatre and TOSOS in New York City.
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
May 8-June 8
A Stage II Community Collaborative
by John Powers, James Quinn & Alaric Jans
Gleeful audiences flocked to see this musical in Chicago (where it became that city’s longest running show), and in Philadelphia (where it broke attendance records).
Focusing on eight young people during their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950s, it captures the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence.; “The audience … was beside itself with glee.” – Philadelphia Daily News; “A divine comedy.” – Main Line Times ; “Crisp and snappy.” – Catholic Standard and Times
“You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy it.” – Jewish Times