By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Clair Myers
One of the four great classical novels in Chinese literature, "Journey to the West" is at once an adventure story, a spring of spiritual insight, and an extended allegory in which the group of pilgrims journeying toward India represents individuals journeying towards enlightenment.
Spring Dance Concert
April 25 & 26
Earlier this Season
Inspired by the Old Testament's Job. This play within a play tells the story of a perfect and upright man named J.B. Two circus clowns take on the roles of God and Satan as they debate J.B.'s devotion to the Great Creator. Will the mystery of J.B.'s suffering alter his belief in God's justice and mercy?
WITF's Cary Burkett will play God/Zuss, and guest designer Tom Ryan of Boom!Creative, LLC will design the production.
A post-performance conversation will take place on Oct. 20. Join local religious leaders and volunteers as they reflect on their experiences as bereavement counselors.
Poorman Black Box Theater
**This play is best suited for ages 13 and older. **
The Good Doctor is A Neil Simon classic, wherein a frustrated writer (who bears a strange but anonymous resemblance to Anton Chekhov) exercises his writer's block by narrating several of his own short stories, some comic and some not, for the audience.
December 12-14, 8PM
Open Set by Desirae Mausteller and Bethany Brown
Open Set is a comedy showcase made up of different scenes from a variety of shows. Modeling themselves after comedian Jerry Lewis, Desirae Mausteller and Bethany Brown want this show to be a very open experience for their audience. "This is not a closed set. Come on in; you are most welcome." Audience members will surely experience a night full of laughter and excitement that they will never forget.
December 12-14, 9PM
Beyond the Rain: An Unfulfilled Promise to a Voiceless World by Christie Heimbach
Beyond the Rain is a piece about a social obligation that Western humanity often disregards. "Are we just as responsible for the pain and poverty found in this world if we consciously choose to do nothing about it?" The story dives into the life of a young girl who, in a series of flashbacks, delivers a haunting tale of being trafficked in rural Africa. Though burdened by a life of struggles, she pursues a journey towards redemption, fighting for the hope that lies seconds after a storm, just beyond the rain.
Poorman Black Box Theater
This quintessential musical follows a group of energetic, but mistreated young theatre apprentices who arrange a revue with their company. When its production time is replaced with a new play by an insufferable author, the group decides to retaliate.