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  • Geva Theatre Center releases 2013-14 schedule

  • The Geva Theatre Center released its schedule of shows for the 2013-14 season.

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  • The Geva Theatre Center released its schedule of shows for the 2013-14 season.
    Pump Boys and Dinettes
    Book, Lyrics, and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann
    Directed by Mark Cuddy
    Choreography by Peggy Hickey
    September 10, 2013 – October 13, 2013
    Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner, way down on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna, where the cherry pie is fresh and served with sass, and the music and the waitresses are like the coffee - hot! The boys from the gas station next door play a high-octane blend of country and bluegrass packed with highly entertaining toe-tappers about life, love, and good times. Come and melt your troubles away with a generous serving of great music and foot-stomping fun.
    Alfred Hitchcock’s
    The 39 Steps
    Adapted by Patrick Barlow
    From the novel by John Buchan
    Directed by Sean Daniels
    October 22, 2013 – November 17, 2013
    Hitchcock meets hilarious as Englishman Richard Hannay encounters dastardly murders, double crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women in this fast-paced whodunit. Part espionage thriller and part slapstick comedy, four actors play over 150 characters in this ingeniously adapted homage to film noir and theatrical stagecraft. A runaway hit in London and on Broadway and the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
    A Christmas Carol
    By Charles Dickens
    Adapted for the stage by Mark Cuddy
    Music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin
    Directed by Mark Cuddy
    November 27 – December 28, 2013
    On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who remind him who he was and what he might yet become. He learns the true meaning of the season and that it’s never too late to make a new start. The famous tale of redemption for the most despised man in London will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit in this critically acclaimed adaptation. Recommended for the entire family! (Please remember that children under five are not permitted in the theatre.) *Note: Not a part of the subscription series.
    Last Gas
    By John Cariani
    Directed by Skip Greer
    January 7, 2014 – February 2, 2014
    Somewhere on a remote wooded road – not far from Almost, Maine – sits Nat Paradis’ “Last Gas Convenient Store.” As Nat sorts through life as a single parent, his teenage son and fun-loving father give him constant grief, and time seems to slip through his fingers. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a rare second chance, only to discover that in between love lost and love found, life throws a lot of curve balls. A bittersweet, romantic comedy full of heart, humor, and baseball.
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    By Bruce Norris
    Directed by Mark Cuddy
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play
    February 11, 2014 – March 9, 2014
    A wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. In 1959, a white couple sells their home to the Younger family of A Raisin in the Sun, causing uproar among their white neighbors. Fast forward 50 years and the same house lands in the hands of a white couple with plans for gentrification and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. While the stakes have changed over the years, the debate remains strikingly similar as neighbors wage a hilarious and horrifying battle revealing just how far ideas about race have evolved—or have they?
    Informed Consent
    By Deborah Zoe Laufer
    Directed by Sean Daniels
    March 18, 2014 – April 13, 2014
    Ripped directly from the headlines. An ambitious geneticist faces ethical battles in both her professional and family worlds. Gillian is hired to help determine why a Native American tribe is being devastated by diabetes, but her research calls into question their most sacred traditions.  Meanwhile, at home, she and her husband are confronted with the choice of using modern science to determine whether their four year-old daughter will be haunted by the family’s medical history. With scientific breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, this heartwarming and honest tale explores the question of just how much knowledge is too much.
    The Odd Couple
    By Neil Simon
    Directed by John Miller-Stephany
    April 22, 2014 – May 18, 2014
    One of Neil Simon’s most recognizable and timeless comedies. Fastidious Felix is thrown out by his wife. His only refuge is with best friend, Oscar, a recently divorced sportswriter whose apartment is a study in slovenly chaos. Friends, yes, but with decidedly different approaches to life, to love – and yes, to housework – the results are side-splitting laughter and classic comedy. The trials and tribulations of this peculiar pair trying to create their new, unmarried lives have been entertaining audiences for nearly 50 years.

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