TWT’s 29th Season includes 8 productions, each contributing to The Weekend Theater’s mission of personally, inter-personally and educationally reducing prejudice, cruelty, and indifference through quality, live theater.
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same!
Boisterous, ribald and ultimately shattering, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants. When a brash new inmate arrives, the program of the ward, headed by Nurse Ratched, is thrown into chaos. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of nonconformity, mental illness and authority
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt; and a murderous brother who has received plastic to conceal his identity.