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- $24 for one ticket to "And Give Us The Shadows"
- Where: The Schoolhouse Theater
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 15 minutes before showtime
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"And Give Us The Shadows"
On his 61st birthday, legendary American playwright Eugene O'Neill and his wife Carlotta prepare for a visit. They're expecting O'Neill's two adult sons from previous marriages—sons with whom he has somewhat thorny relationships. What follows is an imagined reunion that blends ironic humor with weighty drama, in a narrative that examines the knots often found in familial ties. Originally penned in Swedish by playwright Lars Norén, the play receives its first American staging at The Schoolhouse Theater. The play had a staged reading in 1991, but this show is its first full production.
In conjunction with the mainstage production, The Schoolhouse Theater Galleries will open a new art exhibit entitled "The Light Within the Shadow". The exhibit features a mixture of artistic mediums from Swedish-born artists, Kristofer Dan-Bergman and Anders Knutsson. The galleries will be open prior to the show, during intermission, and after the performance for viewing.
The Schoolhouse Theater
The Schoolhouse Theater really did start as an elementary school. But in 1983, founder Lee Pope turned it into a visual arts center. And four years later, she invited the New York company Acorn Productions to put on a show in the auditorium. That play did more than pack the house—it also signaled the former school's birth as a haven for community theater.
Since then, The Schoolhouse Theater has developed the second part of its moniker. Theatrical amenities were added and theatrical ghosts politely asked to leave, and in 1998, the building was officially designated as a non-profit, professional regional theater. Along with stateside premieres and revivals of beloved classics, the company has staged productions that have successfully rocketed their way to Off Broadway. And while the space has now moved on from its grade-school days, it continues its educational legacy by hosting classes on topics such as photography and dance.