Wit, whimsy, Williams, winter wonderment and women with suspiciously hairy legs fill Davidson Community Players 2013 season.
DCP, the lone local troupe to announce its season in November, has just put package tickets on sale: You can get five shows for $95 or three for $63, with an extra flex ticket thrown in if you buy before Dec. 31. (There are discounts for seniors and students, too.)
Heres the lineup:
Wit, Feb. 28-March 17: Margaret Edsons Pulitzer-winning play profiles a poetry professor who subjects herself to radical experimental treatment for cancer and the vagaries of unjust fate.
The Pajama Game, June 20-29: Richard Adler and Jerry Ross wrote two great musical comedies, Damn Yankees and this one. Its about employees in a pajama-producing plant who demand higher wages, as an organizer falls in love with her boss.
Leading Ladies, July 18-28: Prolific farceur Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) wrote this comedy about two down-on-their-luck actors who decide to impersonate an Amish womans nieces (yes, nieces) to inherit her fortune.
An Evening With Tennessee Williams, Oct. 3-20: This is a sampling of little-known short plays by the late, lyrical Mississippian, whom some critics consider Americas most significant playwright.
Miracle on 34th Street, Dec. 5-22: Lux Theatre used to re-craft film scripts into plays for radio, and this is billed as the Lux Theatre Production of the 1947 movie about a little girl and Santa Claus.
Pajama Game and Leading Ladies will run in Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus. The other shows will be in Armour Street Theatre, DCPs permanent home.
The Connie Company, a troupe for children, will do three shows at Armour: Jack and the Beanstalk Jan. 25-27, Treasure Island April 13-21, and a musical Narnia (from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) Nov. 9-17.
Details: 704-892-7953 or www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.