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Theatre on the Square 2015-2016 SEASON

PORNO STARS AT HOME (on stage now)

By Leonard Melfi
April 1 – 23, 2016 – Stage Two
Director: Bill Wilkison

All those people who live fantasy lives up there on the not-so-silver screen… what might they be like at home, away from the tacky lighting and cheap interiors of their workaday world? What might they fantasize about? One wants to be discovered as a serious actress, one dreams of a family life, and one star of gay porn just wants to be recognized as a heterosexual. At adult-film star Georgia Lloyd Bernhart’s birthday party, which wish, if any, will come true?

“Melfi’s affection for spiritual vagabonds shines through, and there’s a fine glitter to the work in its best moments.” – Village Voice
“A play well worth doing . . . this is the kind of play that makes the N.Y. stage live rather than just exist.” – N.Y. Times

BATBOY: The Musical

Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
April 29 – May 21, 2016 – Christel DeHaan Main Stage
Director:  Zack Neiditch (co-produced with Zach Rosing)

Inspired by a series of tabloid headlines published in 1992 by The Weekly World News, a group of spelunking West Virginian teenagers discover the creature and the sheriff brings him to the local veterinarian (Dr. Parker’s) home, where he begins to assimilate to human life and become a part of the Parker family while trying to keep his penchant for sucking human blood under control. When Edgar tries to ingratiate himself with the townfolk of Hope Falls, he is quickly rejected, and he and Dr. Parker’s daughter (who fall in love) run away together. After a single night of joyous freedom, tragedy strikes when Meredith finds them and reveals the dark secret of Bat Boy’s origin.

“Smart, playful and funny…a giggling cult hit” —NY Magazine.
“At the end of the show, you’ve been gleefully, outlandishly entertained.” —NY Newsday.
Lucille Lortel Award; 2 Richard Rodgers Awards from the American academy of Arts and Letters
Outer Critics Circle Award

CRUMBLE (LAY ME DOWN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE)
By Sheila Callaghan
June 3-18, 2016
Director:  Rob Johansen

Mother, daughter, and new apartment are having panic attacks. Visits from their celebrity crushes might be the only thing to save them.

TIME STANDS STILL
By Donald Margulies
June 17 – July 9, 2016
Director:  Gari Williams

The play focuses on Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

“Goes beyond the personal to explore the moral ambiguities of journalism.” -NYTimes
“Margulies is a supremely intelligent writer” – Chicago Sun-Times

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
Music, lyrics, and book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
July 22 – August 13, 2016
Director: Zack Neiditch

Based on the classic 1989 cult film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place — six feet under.