Panglossian Productions is very excited to announce our main stage shows for 2017!
The Beauty Queen of Leenane – Opening late March 2017
Written by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Robert Weathers.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a 1996 black comedy by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh which was premiered by the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland. It also enjoyed successful runs at London’s West End, Broadway and Off-Broadway. It was nominated for an Olivier Award as Best Play for the London production, and the 1998 Broadway production was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning four, for Best Leading Actress in a Play, Best Featured Actor in a Play, Best Featured Actress in a Play and Best Direction of a Play.
The Egypt Play – Opening late August 2017
Written by Tori Keenan-Zelt. Directed by Edward Whitacre.
A dark, surreal comedy about two British women – mother and daughter – traveling through 1880’s Egypt in search of adventure and escape from their restrictive lives and from each other. When they hire a local guide and start heading south on the Nile toward a war between British occupiers and Muslim rebels, things get real. This show was another that started as a Play in Progress reading and will be now be offered as a full production.
Souvenir – Opening early November 2017
Written by Stephen Temperley. Directed by Ron Milovac and starring Jeff Joyner and Christina Westenberger.
In a Greenwich Village supper club in 1964, Cosmé McMoon flashes back to the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite with a famously uncertain sense of pitch and key. In 1932, she met a mediocre pianist McMoon, and the two teamed up in the hope of achieving success. Over the next dozen years, their bizarre partnership yielded hilariously off-key recitals that became the talk of New York, earned them cultish fame.
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