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Parkland Theatre Announces 2017-2018 Season Lineup

Four productions to include classic American drama, Shakespearean comedy, musical, and romance

Thursday, February 09, 2017
The Parkland College Theatre recently announced the following productions as part of its 2017-2018 season lineup:

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Directed by Mathew Green
Sept. 28–Oct. 8
Second Stage Theatre
A modern adaptation of a classic American drama based on the 1692-93 Salem witch trials, The Crucible was written as a reflection on Arthur Miller's own harrowing experience with McCarthyism in the 1950s. The Communist "witch hunt" of that era parallels the fear, ignorance, and paranoia that prevailed in the witch trials of the 17th century. The play shows that it is heroism in the face of injustice that brings hope and redemption.

Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare
Directed by B.J. Gailey 
Nov. 9–19 
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre
One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing deftly combines humor with wit and insight. Rich characterizations and relationships entertain; mistaken identities delight; political deceit and misplaced honor nearly thwart the good; and love, in the end, conquers all. 

Only You by Timothy Mason
Directed by Gennie Applebee
(The 27th Annual Student Production) 
Second Stage Theatre
Feb. 8–18, 2018
Our 27th Annual Student Production will feature a student director and all-student staff. This quirky, funny, yet romantic urban fairytale follows young misguided lovers through a befuddling maze of their own making as they seek to find true love.

Memphis by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book)
April 5–22
Directed by Lisa Dixon
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre 
Memphis is loosely based on the first white DJ to play black music in the 1950s, Dewey (Daddy-O) Phillips. In spite of the barriers of prejudice and oppression, Phillips and the phenomenal talent he featured on his radio show sing, play and dance in the raucous birth of rock and roll. Filled with high-energy numbers, this musical won four 2010 Tony awards, including Best Musical.

Reservations for the new season's performances will open the week of Labor Day.

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