Friday, June 8, 2012



2012 -- 2013 Season

All plays subject to availability. Actual dates may change

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jessica Sherman
WHEN: September 2012

Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

circleplayers020006.jpgBECKY’S NEW CAR
By Steven Dietz
Directed by Eric Walby
WHEN: November 2012

Becky's life isn't exactly unhappy—but from her desk at a car dealership, she can't help but wonder what else is out there. And then she finds out. When a wealthy suitor presumes she is a widow—and she doesn't correct him—she finds herself leading a double life until it quickly (and hilariously) accelerates out of her control. This clever and witty new comedy shows us an unexpected and inventive way to escape the midlife doldrums.

circleplayers020005.jpgTHE LIAR
Adapted by David Ives
Directed by Joseph Porter
WHEN: January 2013

The Liar is the tale of a pathological liar named Dorante. The moment he arrives in Paris, this man's true identity becomes a moot point. Every word out of his mouth will be not just a lie but a whopper—except, perhaps, for his instant affection for a young lady named Clarice or Lucrece. Just whom he's truly fallen for gets tangled in a zany plot filled with mistaken identities, elaborate fabrications and furious misunderstandings.

circleplayers020004.jpgTHE NORMAL HEART
y Larry Kramer
Directed by Ed Faver
WHEN: March 2013

"The story of a city in denial," The Normal Heart, unfolds like a real-life political thriller—as a tight-knit group of friends refuses to let doctors, politicians and the press bury the truth of an unspoken epidemic behind a wall of silence.

circleplayers020003.jpgA BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Gordon Wiener
WHEN: April/May 2013

Carmichael has been searching for his missing left hand for over a quarter of a century. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire, and we're set for a hilarious rollercoaster of love, hate, desperation and hope.

circleplayers020002.jpgTHE 39 STEPS
By Patrick Barlow
Directed by John Dowgin
WHEN: June 2013

Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the storyline of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, the play features more than 150 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors.

WHERE: Circle Players. 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway
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