Written By: Nantucket Magazine | Photography By: Kit Noble

As a preview to its 2015 Season, the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket takes N Magazine behind the scenes to see its leading stars before they take the stage.

by Neil Simon || May 29 – June 20

twn3Tall tales of explanations that often mix truth and untruth; gossip; hearsay. You’ll find more than one “rumor” in Neil Simon’s classic farce. From the moment the host shoots himself in the head (a flesh wound) to the arrival of the police searching for his missing wife, this anniversary party engages its eight guests in a relentless game of truths and side-splitting hilarity.

by Harold Pinter || July 1 – August 1

twn7Betrayal spins a complex web of lies and deceit over a seven-year extramarital affair. Emma is enmeshed in a love triangle with her husband Robert and his best friend Jerry. But who is betraying whom? Pinter’s use of reverse chronology shakes up conventional dramatic form. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1979, and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Betrayal probes the corrosive nature of disloyalty and obliviousness to the feelings of others.

by James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim || July 15 – August 29

twn5“I wish” — two words that have inspired some of the greatest fairy tales of our time — comprise the theme in Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s musical, Into the Woods. A baker and his wife, a girl in a red cape, a boy with magic beans and a maiden longing to escape her life of servitude, all seek to make their dreams come true. A Broadway smash and now a major Disney motion picture, Into The Woods proves that reality may not be far from the fairy tales we all love.

by Jon Robin Baitz || August 19 – September 19

twn4In this riveting drama, by award-winning playwright Jon Robin Baitz, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Announcing that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history, Brooke draws a line in the sand and dares them to cross it. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, this biting, razor sharp play will keep you on the edge of your seat.

by Robert Harling || September 9 – October 10

Robert Harling’s first play was met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre and went on to become a major film success. A group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor set the scene for a play that is hilarious and touching—and ultimately deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice || November 20 – December 13

twn1One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice’s and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. It’s a magical musical, full of unforgettable songs, including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

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