Cloverdale Performing Arts Center: 2017 Season

The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center has released their 2017 calendar, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the information with our readers!  There are some great titles in the works, so if you are planning a bed and breakfast vacation here in Cloverdale, why not choose a performance weekend and enjoy some time at the theater?

theaterRumors by Neil Simon
February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Brought to you by the man who wrote The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, Sweet Charity, and a score of other titles, this 1988 creation plays like Clue without the murder.   The comedic farce centers around a group of friends gathered for a 10th anniversary party for the Deputy Mayor of New York and his wife.  Two gun accidents, a car accident, a rumor of an affair, a missing kitchen staff, a surprise police visit, and numerous other mishaps turn the night from regular gathering to a social mockery.
Suggested audience: at least high school age.

Agnes of God by John Pielmeier
April 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
Only three characters appear in this dramatic story of a troubled young nun who is said to have borne a child by Immaculate Conception, only to lose it after birth. Her Mother Superior is caught between her spiritual life and reality, while a court-appointed psychiatrist is assigned to determine what actually happened.  The story explores faith, the power of love, and the results of a troubled past.
Suggested audience: mature audiences only.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
A Shakespeare classic.  An Island, a plotting Duke, his illegitimately ruling brother, a plan, a storm, a ruling line restored, and of course the marriage as a happy ending.  It’s intrigue and cunning at its best to discover the truth and overcome defeat.
Suggested audience: at least middle-school age.

The Foreigner by Larry Shue
August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
A comedy borne of omission.  Froggy LeSuer  and Charlie Baker visit a fishing lodge in Georgia. Charlie, who has almost debilitating shyness, is distraught because his wife may be dying and decides he can’t talk to anyone through his grief. When Froggy introduces Charlie to their lodge mates as a foreigner who speaks no English, hilarity ensues when Charlie finds himself privy to secrets and plots by  others who believe their words are falling onto “deaf ears” where Charlie is concerned.
Suggested audience: at least high school age.

33 Variations by Moises Kaufman
October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
What is time? Can two people experience a shared passion and understanding even though they live two centuries apart?  A man, a talent, and an anomaly is understood 200 years later by an inquisitive woman while her mother deals with both their relationship and her own physical troubles.  This drama is a study in shared understanding, passion, and life transformations.
Suggested audience: at least high school age.

Nutcracker… The Musical by Debbie Meyer
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
Based on E.T.A Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”, this family-friendly musical retells the classic story with less dancing and more singing!
Appropriate for the entire family!

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