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THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
By John Bishop
November 7-22, 2014

It’s an ingenious and wildly witty whodunit that enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and off Broadway. This farcical escapade is a non-stop barrage of hilarity as the cast of characters untangles the mystery of the infamous "Stage Door Slasher." In a house replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, knives springing out of nowhere, and a maid who just seems to keep popping up everywhere, this diabolical mystery leaves you guessing ‘till the last laugh. A classic Clue-esque play-with-your-mind romp!

THE HEIRESS
by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz
January 16–31, 2015

This Tony Award-winning play presents awkward, shy Catherine Sloper and her affluent father, Dr. Austin Sloper, in mid 1800’s New York. Catherine, who barely leaves her family’s opulent home, is swept off her feet by a dashing young suitor, Morris Townsend. When her father learns of this romance, he threatens to disinherit her, convinced that the young man could only be interested in her vast fortune. Catherine becomes trapped in the middle of this inheritance quarrel and learns a harsh reality of life. Death, despair and deception…all for the love of money.

A FLEA IN HER EAR
by Georges Feydeau
March 20 – April 4, 2015

This turn-of-the-century French farce is full of comedic chaos! Enter Victor Chandebisse, an elegant barrister in the Paris of 1900, whose wife Raymonde's suspicions of her husband’s philandering are confirmed when his suspenders are returned from the hotel. In Raymonde's attempt to catch her husband “in the act,” the entire cast ends up at a hotel that specializes in romantic tete-a-tetes, chasing each other through slamming doors or in beds that spin, seeing double, and getting thrashed by an insane Englishman while they’re at it. Will Victor & Raymonde find their marital bliss again? Je ne sais pas! Witness this delicious rendezvous of coquettish confusion!

FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by Aaron Sorkin

May 29 – June 13, 2015

It's 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by two thousand miles, who gains the edge and unlocks the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to life in this compelling historical drama from acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin, creator of the hit TV series The West Wing, The Newsroom, and the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Stay tuned as the bloodthirsty battle for TV history unfolds.


CURTAINS: THE MUSICAL
Book by Rupert Holmes
(based on Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone)
Music by John Kander & Fred Ebb
July 24 – August 8, 2015

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a brand new musical. But when the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast & crew become suspects in a murder investigation. Enter a local detective who happens to be a musical theatre fan! In a quest to find the culprit, the detective feels the surest way to solve the crime will be to keep the entire cast of suspicious characters sequestered in the theatre. Music, mayhem and mystery… homicide never seemed so flashy!

Funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board