We hope you will join us for our 2018 season that puts the FUN in dysFUNction! From seeing six-foot-tall white rabbits and pill-popping moms to an unromantic comedy all about romance and a classic battle of the sexes, our 2018 season takes you on a rollercoaster ride of relationships!
February 2-18, 2018
By Mary Chase
This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd and his best friend Harvey. The problem is that Harvey is a six and a half-foot tall white rabbit that only Elwood can see! Issues arise as Elwood’s family tries to deal with Elwood’s “condition” and doctors become convinced that Elwood isn’t the problem! Harvey has charmed audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1948 and was a subsequent smash-hit movie starring Jimmy Stewart and, most recently, a Broadway revival with Jim Parson’s from The Big Bang Theory. LTM is thrilled to open our 2018 season with this wonderful comedy.
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, which appeared on LTM’s stage in 2014, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.
Music and Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and friends Liner notes by Anne Beatts Additional material by Jack Heifner Based on an original concept by Melanie Mintz
This hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the 60s charts. The story of Ellie’s rise to fame and fortune is punctuated with the virtual hit parade of her music: “Chapel of Love,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Be My Baby,” “Hanky Panky,” Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” and, of course, the title song, “Leader of the Pack.”
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, KISS ME, KATE combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers: Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “I Hate Men,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion)” and “Another Op’nin, Another Show.”